Building on recent momentum, the multidisciplinary design firm has engaged the highly regarded advocate of arts and culture, Amy Hau, as it promotes architect Jacob Dugopolski.
Renowned multidisciplinary architecture, design and planning firm WXY Architecture + Urban Design
has announced the hiring of Amy Hau,
a leading advocate of arts and culture who most recently has been director of Administration and External Affairs of the Noguchi Museum.
According to WXY, Hau has joined the firm effective this month and in her senior-level position will lead the firm’s operations as well as direct communications and marketing strategy.
“We are very pleased to welcome Amy Hau, whose unique brand of leadership and advocacy will help shepherd WXY’s continued growth and reputation for pioneering new markets for design,” says Claire Weisz, FAIA, founding principal of the firm. “Amy is not only a highly recognized figure in the arts and cultural communities, but she also brings a strong background in business management and community leadership.”
Working with Hau, WXY’s leadership plans to extend the studio’s reach with more innovative cultural projects ranging from architecture, urban development, and civic infrastructure to environmental design and public open spaces. Recent projects by the firm include the newly opened Rockaway Boardwalk and the acclaimed SeaGlass Carousel, both in New York City.
According to the firm, Amy Hau has been on staff at the Noguchi Museum for more than 25 years, following early work as assistant to the world-renowned Japanese-American artist, Isamu Noguchi. She recently earned recognition from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for her dedication to the museum and community. In April last year, Hau was appointed to Community Board 1. She is also a founding member of the Long Island City Cultural Alliance, and currently serves as president of that group.
Born in Hong Kong, Hau moved to New York in the early 1970s, later earning an undergraduate degree in studio art and art history from Hunter College and then an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, followed by continued studies in museum management at the Getty Leadership Institute. As Hau helped lead The Noguchi Museum — honing its mission and vision, and managing the archives and the artist’s estate — she also took time to serve on numerous juries and panels, including for the New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.