About us

Hou de Sousa LLC is a New York based architecture, design and art studio that promotes innovative, culturally progressive and environmentally responsible solutions. The team has design/built art installations, public spaces, public sculptures, restaurants and private residences both domestically and abroad. 

We approach new projects with fresh eyes, analyzing the unique constraints and nuances in order to streamline the design and construction process. This detailed focus carries through to the planning of spaces, tailoring of materials, emphasis on craftsmanship and stewardship of fabrication.

Nancy Hou 

Originally from Shanghai, Nancy grew up in Quito, Ecuador and went on to receive her B. Arch from Cornell and her M. Arch from Harvard. Nancy has designed commercial and residential projects in both New York and Quito, including several Michelin star awarded restaurants. Prior to founding Hou de Sousa, Nancy worked at Kohn Pedersen Fox and Slade Architecture. Nancy is the Creative Director of HAAUS (Harvard Alumni Architectural and Urban Society) and a professor at Parsons School of Design.

Josh de Sousa

Josh also received his B. Arch at Cornell, an M. Arch at Harvard and teaches at Parsons School of Design. Before Hou de Sousa, Josh designed residential, commercial, public, and institutional projects at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Joel Sanders Architect, and Office for Metropolitan Architecture.