Đinh Long










Architecture  
Urbanism





Written in 2015, this novel explores multifarious urban perspectives of Saigon, a sprawling metropolis with a rich history and vibrant cosmopolitanism. The plot follows 3 stories of 3 distinctive characters with 3 unique perspectives on the city. ︎





Running from February to November of 2013, this online monthly magazine analyzes and criticizes contemporary visual arts, music, cinema and architecture. I was the editor-in-chief, principal writer, and graphic designer under the pseudonym le cerveau droit. ︎

Long




I am an architectural and urban designer with 7 years of experience, working on projects in Vietnam, France, Cambodia, China, and Canada. I earned my Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (post-professional) in 2021 from the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and Bachelor of Architecture (professional degree) in 2012 from the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas.
As a versatile designer, I often seek to connect my work with the society at large - be it an intimate room, a building, a neighborhood, or a metropolitan area. Within these boundaries, I have found my interest in the relationship between space and culture, and I am passionate about designs that value the social and cultural sustainability of the place. My working experiences in a variety of places and spatial scales have enriched my understanding of that topic and led to investigations that culminated in my graduate thesis, entitled Remaking place in Little Saigon: A proposal for the retention and evolution of the identity of an ethnic neighborhood in Vancouver, for which I received the SALA MASA Award.


Education


Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture 2021
(post-professional degree)
The University of British Columbia,
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Number 1 architecture school in Canada and Number 30 worldwide in 2021.
Supervised by distinguished designers, educators, and scholars, namely Mari Fujita, Sara Stevens, Nathanael Lauster, and Andrew Pask.


Bachelor of Architecture 2012
(professional degree)

University of Arkansas,
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Top 20 U.S. architecture schools in 2012.
Studied under renowned architects and educators, namely Marlon Blackwell, Stephen Luoni, Peter Rich, and Korydon Smith.

Experience


2019-2021
UBC SALA
Graduate Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


2020
JET Design Architect
Architectural Designer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2018-2019
SCAZMA

Project Manager, Lead Designer
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam


2014-2018
DE-SO Asia

Architectural and Urban Designer, Team Leader
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam


2013-2014
Ardor Architects

Architectural Designer
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam