Architectural Drawing
Cullinan Visiting Professor


Ann Lui, AIA is a founding principal of Future Firm, a Chicago-based architecture and design research practice. She is an assistant professor of practice at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Future Firm designs spaces for changemakers, including residential, commercial, and cultural buildings. Future Firm was awarded the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize in 2021 and has been exhibited at the Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Storefront for Art & Architecture, and the Chicago Architecture Center. The practice has been published in Wallpaper*, Fast Company, and The Architect’s Newspaper.

Lui’s work explores the intersections of professional practice, collectivity, and the built environment. She was co-curator of Dimensions of Citizenship, the 2018 U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. She co-edited Public Space? Lost and Found (MIT/SA+P Press, 2015) and is co-editing Log 53, “Coauthoring” (2022), on forms of collaborative practice with Ana Miljački. Her current research explores building codes through the lens of social equity, including the recently published "Toward an Office of the Public Architect” (Log 48). Lui also organizes The Night Gallery, a nocturnal exhibition space on Chicago's South side.


  • SM.Arch.S, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.Arch., Cornell University

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