The 2021 Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award recognizes a distinguished alumnus of the School of Architecture, chosen by the faculty in recognition of outstanding contributions to the school and the profession. The University of Florida School of Architecture is proud of the accomplishments and the contributions that his years of service and study represent, and we honored this personal milestone with this well-deserved and well-earned award.
Kha Le-Huu graduated summa cum laude from UF with a Master of Arts in Architecture and received the AIA Henry Adams Medal as the top student of his class. Recruited by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill from graduate school, Le-Huu completed five years there as a senior designer before founding Le-Huu Partners, Architects/Urbanists. LHP was awarded the Young Architect Design Award by UF Architecture Faculty and Florida’s Governor’s Council for Sustainable Florida Award for Outstanding Performance. Since its inception, LHP has been at the forefront of sustainable architecture and urbanism. LHP projects have been published in national and international design publications such as the New York Times, World Architecture, Architectural Record, Florida Architects, and Designers West. LHP’s work was featured in “Worldwide Work: Curved Architecture,” an international exhibition from the United Kingdom to Australia highlighting emerging architects.