Emily Huang has been practicing architecture since 1991.
Prior to opening Huang Iboshi Architecture in 1998, Emily worked with William Turnbull Jr., an architect renowned for his work in Bay Area Regionalism. She received her Master of Architecture Degree from MIT and was the recipient of the Francis Ward Chandler Prize in 1991. She holds Master of Construction Management and Bachelor of Architectural Design degrees from the University of Florida. Emily has taught architectural design at Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA and The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.
She is a registered architect in the State of California and is LEED AP accredited.
Gregory Iboshi has been practicing architecture since 1989.
Prior to joining Huang Iboshi Architecture in 2000, Gregory was lead project designer on commercial & institutional projects in the United States, Europe & Asia. He was an Associate at Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz, an internationally recognized design firm based in San Francisco. He received his Master of Architecture degree from MIT and was the recipient of the Sidney B. Karoffsky Award in 1994. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Design degree from the University of Washington and has taught architectural design at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
He is a registered architect in the State of California and is a certified Green Building Professional.
Matthew C. Kelly, AIA is guided by a "keep it simple" design philosophy that neatly aligns with Huang Iboshi Architecture's modern aesthetic.
He joined the team as a designer in 2010. Today, as Senior Associate and studio manager, Matthew's scope reaches beyond design and project management. He embraces an approach of finding team-based, creative solutions to the various unique design challenges in each project.
Matthew is a licensed architect in California and a LEED Accredited Professional. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University, where he participated in two programs abroad, studying architecture in Italy and Spain.
When he's not practicing architecture, Matthew enjoys working with his Sonoma winemaking group and satisfying his voracious appetite for watching, discussing, and reading about baseball.
Faraz Akbarkhanzadeh is a project designer at Huang Iboshi Architecture. He manages and designs projects, with emphasis on transforming unusable space into affordable housing.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and has been at Huang Iboshi Architecture since 2015. Growing up in Iran, he learned that design can be a tool that benefits society, which inspired him to pursue the field of architecture.
He is very active outside of architecture, and enjoys riding his bike, surfing and photography, carrying his camera around wherever he goes.
Meghana Battini is a project designer who joined the HIA team in 2017. She received her master’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and her undergraduate degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Architectural and Fine Arts University, India.
To Meghana, the essence of architecture is designing experiences. She sees design not just as an aesthetically driven platform, but also as a creative problem-solving tool.
Her time in India sparked her interest in vernacular architecture, which inspired her graduate thesis on experiential spaces, “A Door – a Space In-between Space.”
Other than architecture, what makes Meghana happy is a steady supply of coffee, music, dance, and fitness.
Miranda Hirujo is an intern architect at Huang Iboshi Architecture. She joined the team after receiving her B.A. in architecture and community design from the University of San Francisco in May of 2017.
Her interests largely revolve around the built and natural environment, education, and social justice. The driving force behind her design philosophy is the simple idea of designing with nature towards a more just world.
In her free time, Miranda enjoys reading, drawing, taking photos, working on art projects, and spending time in nature. She loves to travel and immerse herself in new cultures and experiences. She also frequents concerts and loves listening to music.
Chris Kelly is an intern architect who joined the team in 2018. He received his B.S. in architecture from the University of Virginia.
Chris’ interests in architecture include sensitivity to the inherent properties of building materials, as well as the responsibility of design to not only solve spatial problems but to also respond to environmental and social issues. His philosophy towards design is influenced by his inclination towards simplicity and honesty.
Outside of architecture, he is energized by building things, reading, and spending time in nature. He is interested in the arts, particularly music, which he loves experiencing in a live setting. He can often be found riding his bike and enjoying the diverse environs of the Bay Area.