Alvin Huang
Designed a unique solar-powered car-charging station
39, Principal
Synthesis Design + Architecture
Los Angeles

Alvin Huang, an award-winning architect, designer and educator, specializes in the integrated application of material performance, emergent design technologies and digital fabrication. His innovative projects challenge traditional understanding of the built environment, and he champions innovative design research in his architectural practice. His Pure Tension Pavilion and the [C]Space Pavilion, for example, are solar-powered, rapidly deployable, tensile-membrane charging stations for the new Volvo V60 plug-in electric car. The pavilion flat-packs to fit inside a trunk, assembles in less than an hour and charges the car in less than 12 hours.

Widely published and a frequent lecturer, Huang teaches at the University of Southern California School of Architecture, where his design studios and research seminars have helped students win numerous awards and succeed in some of the top design offices and graduate programs worldwide.