Informed by a multi-cultural background, nurtured in the United States, formed in Europe and with an umbilical cord still attached to China, David Ling founded David Ling Architects in 1992. After training as an associate with Richard Meier, I.M. Pei, and Emilio Ambasz, Ling established an international practice in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Composed of exhibition spaces, creative offices, high-end retail, high-end residences and institutional spaces Ling’s work has received numerous international awards such as the Interiors Magazine’s Annual Awards for Best Retail Design and again for Best Office Design, Interior Design Magazine’s Future Furniture Award and Kitchen and Bath Designer Leader Award, Municipal Arts Society’s National Design Award, architectural Bienal Miami + Beach Gold and Silver medals, Benjamin Moore’s Hue Awards for Best Residential Interiors, London’s Design Partnership Award for Best Retail Design and Best in Show ICFF and London’s Grosvernor House Antiques Fair. Ling’s international press includes The New York Times, Interior Design, Interiors, House and Garden, Elle Décor, Metropolitan Home, Dwell, Wallpaper, Arte, Dwell Video, Casa da Abitare, Interni, Architektur und Wohnen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, VM+SD, and Burlington Magazine to name a few. Ling’s client list includes Alberta Ferretti, Steve Wynn, Aaliyah, Blue Man Group, Sade’s band leader. Janet Kardon (former director of the Institute of Contemporary Art and the American Craft Museum), Monique Knowlton (art dealer). Ling has held teaching positions at Parsons School of Design and University of Nuremburg and has served on design juries at Interiors Magazine, Interior Design Magazine/Hospitality Magazine, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. The Essence of Ling's Architecture is the artistic integration of space, form, light and function enriched by materiality. As all projects are treated as unique, so too is Ling’s creative vocabulary, tailored to diverse clients, sites, budgets and programs. Ling’s approach is a sculpted choreography of opposites, forming a dialogue of interlocking spaces and forms articulated in a crafted use of materials, ennobling space and form through materiality and light. David Ling’s ultimate goal is to create something never said before, in a timeless manner.