Awards + Honors


2019    Winner, Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition, New York NY, Ziggy

2019    Winner, Public Sculpture Competition for Sarasota FL, Poly

2019    Finalist, Times Square Valentine Heart Competition, New York NY, Cosmo

2019    Exhibition, Prismatic on show at Art Omi until 2021, Ghent, NY

2018    Winner, RFP for the design of retail and food kiosks at the High Line, New York, NY

2018    Finalist (In Progress), Google Charleston East Campus Public Plaza Competition, Mountain View CA, Go

2018    Winner, Georgetown GLOW Competition, Washington DC, Prismatic

2018    Finalist, Woodland Art Bench Competition, Woodlands TX, Bubble Bench

2017    2nd Prize, The National Museum of World Writing in Songdo, South Korea, Cuneiformed

2017    Exhibition, Work shown at the MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) in Seoul, Cuneiformed

2017    Finalist (In-progress), Public sculpture in Sarasota, FL, Concurrent

2016    Winner, Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park Folly Competition, Sticks

2016    Winner, Re-ball! International Design Competition, Raise/Raze

2016    Finalist, Best Art Installation, Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Awards, Raise/Raze

2016    Finalist, Arch Out Loud ‘s Tokyo Vertical Cemetery Competition, Light Forms 

2016    Featured as "Firm to Watch" in Architectural Record

2016    Selected as one of "10 Firms to Watch in 2017" by Architizer

2015    Winner, Best Restaurant, IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean Competition, Happy Panda

2015    Notable Entry, Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park Folly Competition, Mochi

2015    Finalist, City of Dreams Competition, Tied Together

2011     Winner, Stucki Basel Renovation Competition, Atmospheres


Selected Press + Publications


Architectural Digest. “Prismatic Installation / Hou de Sousa.” Kristan Schiller and Liddy Berman. August 7, 2019.

DETAIL. “Perspektivische Vielfalt: Prismatic von Hou de Sousa.” July 21, 2019.

ArchDaily. “Prismatic Installation / Hou de Sousa.” Paula Pintos. June 4, 2019.

AAP Alumni Magazine. “Hou de Sousa: Prismatic.” Cornell University. Spring 2019.

Archinect. "Architecture firm Hou de Sousa creates a multi-functional outdoor educational facility…” Katherine Guimapang. May 10, 2019.

Interior Design. "Glow in the Dark: An Installation in Washington by Hou de Sousa lit up the night.” Wilson Barlow. January Issue, 2019.

Architect. "Your Last Chance to See this glowing Prismatic Installation in Washington, D.C.” Ayda Ayoubi. January 3, 2019.

Metropolis. "A New Installation in Washington, D.C. Plays with Color, Perspective, and Geometry.” Bridget Newsham. January 2, 2019.

Dezeen. "Hou de Sousa designs fluorescent Prismatic installation for Washington DC.” Jenna McKnight. Dec 31, 2018.

Archinect. "New York’s Dynamic Duo, Hou de Sousa, Blends Their Passion for Detail and…” Katherine Guimapang. Dec 18, 2018.

Designboom. "Hou de Sousa’s Iridescent Prismatic Installation in Georgetown Frames a Myriad of Perspectives.” Maria Erman. Dec 10, 2018.

Archinect. “New York-based Hou de Sousa creates Prismatic, a Kaleidoscope Spectacle.” Katherine Guimapang. Dec 10, 2018.

Association. "Cuneiformed.” Volume 10. Cornell University. Fall 2018.

Association. "Sticks and Raise/Raze.” Volume 9. Cornell University. Spring 2018.

Concept. "Cuneiformed, National Museum of World Writing." Vol. 225, Jan 2018.

AW Magazine. "National Museum of World Writing." Vol. 272, Jan 2018.

Archipreneur. "10 Best Emerging Architecture Firms in 2017." Ligija Grozdanic. Dec 21, 2017.

Architectural Review. "Sticks Case Study: Q&A with Josh de Sousa ." Merlin Fulcher. Dec 4, 2017.

Luxe. "Datebook: Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa." Jennifer Pfaff Smith. Nov/Dec Issue 2017.

Designboom. "Hou de Sousa + Archotus' National Museum of World Writing." Sept 25, 2017.

Archinect. "Hou de Sousa Proposes "Cuneiformed" National Museum of World Writing in Incheon." Sept 27, 2017.

Grounded Visionaries. "Design by Nancy Hou MArch '08 and Josh de Sousa MArch '08 Awarded Second Prize in National Museum of World Writing International Design Competition." Harvard GSD. Oct 2, 2017.

Socrates Publishing. "Folly Function." 2017.

Association. "Mochi." Volume 8. Cornell University. 2017

Interior Design. “Best of Year: Installation.” December Issue 2016.

Architizer. “10 Architecture Firms to Watch in 2017.” December 27, 2016.

Cultured Magazine. “Proof of Concept: Nascent Architecture Studio Hou de Sousa has its Sights Set on One Thing: Successful Design” Tiffany Jow. Winter Issue 2016.

The Architectural League of New York. “Folly 2016: Sticks.” 2016.

AAP Cornell Newsletter. “Hou de Sousa Wins Folly.” Fall 2016.

Architectural Record. “Firm to Watch: Hou de Sousa.” David Sokol. September Issue 2016.

Interior Design. “Sticks, no stones.” Fall Homes Issue 2016.

Dwell. “The Evolution of an Urban Wasteland: Socrates Scul.” August 2, 2016. 

Interior Design. “Raise/Raze.” August Issue 2016.

Domus. “Sticks.” July 29, 2016.

Dwell. “Architecture Remix: Hou de Sousa is on a Roll with Two Winning Competition Entries.” July 30, 2016.

Socrates Publishing. “Socrates Sculpture Park: Thirty Years." 2016.

Architect Magazine. “Hou de Sousa’s Sticks Opens in Socrates Sculpture Park.” July 28, 2016.

Designboom. “Sticks by Hou de Sousa officially Opens at Socrates Sculpture Park in NYC.” July 25, 2016.

Interior Design. “Hou de Sousa Revealed as 2016 Folly Competition Winner.” April 12, 2016.

ArchDaily. “Hou de Sousa Completes Construction of Raise/Raze and Sticks.” July 28, 2016.

Dezeen. “Hou de Sousa builds reconfigurable Raise/Raze installation from plastic balls.” July 19, 2016.

The Washington Post. “Underneath Dupont Circle, a Playground for Democracy.” May 5, 2016.

ABC News. “Streetcar Station: Here’s What Dupont Underground is Doing Now.” April 30, 2016.

Architect Magazine.  “Hou de Sousa Designs DuPont Underground’s First Installation.” April 29, 2016.

Tech Insider. “An Abandoned Washington DC Subway Tunnel is Being Filled with 650,000 Plastic Balls.” April 4, 2016.

Designboom. “Hou de Sousa’s raise/raze claims victory of dupont underground competition.” March 30, 2016.

The Washington Post. “Dupont Underground is Using the ‘Beach’ Balls to Create a Life-Size Lego World.” Mar 22, 2016.

The Atlantic Citylab. “D.C.’s Art Gallery in an Abandoned Streetcar Tunnel Will Finally Open.” March 22, 2016.

Materia [Netherlands]. “Raise/Raze.” July 28, 2016.

Architectural League of New York. “2015 Folly Notable Entries: Mochi.” 2015.

ID+C [China]. “Happy Panda.” Vol. 238. June, 2014.

Exkema [Colombia]. “Happy Panda.” May, 2014.

Misset Horeca [Netherlands]. “Happy Panda, Cumbaya.” May 26, 2014.

Hi-Design Restaurants [China]. “Happy Panda – Paseo San Francisco.” May, 2014.

Restaurants of Style. “Dim Sum Bar.” Guangzhou: South China University of Technology. 2014.

Catalogo Diseno [Chile]. “Dim Sum Bar, Hou de Sousa.” October 23, 2013.

ArchDaily. “Snack Bar / Hou de Sousa.” October 16, 2013.

Designboom. “Hou de Sousa: Quito Restaurant Dim Sum Bar.” October 8, 2013.

Curve Magazine [Lebanon]. “Happy Panda.” October, 2013.

Modern Decoration [China]. “Happy Panda.” Vol. 297. October, 2013

ArchDaily. “Happy Panda.” August 17, 2013.

Designboom. “Happy Panda Restaurant in Ecuador by Hou de Sousa.” August 11, 2013.

Interior Design [China]. “Happy Panda.” August, 2013.

Nya Rum [Sweden]. “Happy Panda.” August, 2013.

BOB International Magazine of Space Design [South Korea].  “Dim Sum Bar.” Vol. 126. 2013.

Clave [Ecuador]. “Fusion – Hou de Sousa.” September, 2013.

Caras [Ecuador]. “Desafio a la Imaginacion.” November, 2012.

Trama [Ecuador]. “Dim Sum Bar.” Vol. 112. May, 2012.

Let’s Go Out! "Dim Sum Bar." Berlin: Gestalten. 2012.

ArchDaily. “Dim Sum Bar / Hou de Sousa.” December 2, 2011.