About

Studio

Chu & Gooding is an acclaimed architecture and interiors firm with an emphasis on cultural, arts-related, educational, and institutional projects, recognized for designing distinctive homes and sophisticated spaces.

Part of a long lineage of craft, expertise, and experience, we have a deep understanding of the tactile, and we see interiors as a profound, provocative, and essential element of architectural design.

Since 1996, we have collaborated with cultural connoisseurs, design aesthetes, and enlightened institutions to produce environments that are at once compelling and intellectually intriguing, visceral and conceptual. Spaces that bring together refinement and play in an engaging, carefully executed way.

We approach our work with studied thoughtfulness, with an eye toward the poetry of architecture, and with the rigor and discipline required to consistently deliver high-quality architecture, interiors, and exhibitions.

Clients

  • A+D Museum
  • American Museum of Ceramic Art
  • American Public Media Group
  • AstroLabs
  • Autry Museum of the American West
  • California African American Museum
  • City of Los Angeles
  • County of Los Angeles
  • Crossroads School
  • Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside
  • Hammer Museum
  • Hollywood Bowl of Los Angeles
  • The Huntington Library, Art Museum, & Botanical Gardens
  • J Paul Getty Center
  • Joan’s On Third
  • Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft
  • LA Louver Gallery
  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
  • The Leonardo Museum
  • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
  • Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
  • Marshall School of Business, USC
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Museum of History and Art, Ontario
  • NFL Network
  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
  • Southern California Public Radio / KPCC 89.3 FM
  • Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Southern California
  • The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital
  • Woodbury University

Recognition

  • AIA Los Angeles Merit Award, 2020
    Autry Resource Center, Burbank, CA
  • Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards, Project Finalist, 2020
    Bright Golden Haze, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • AIA Los Angeles Presidential Honoree Educator Award, 2016
    Annie Chu
  • American Institute of Architects, Elevation to College of Fellows, 2016
    Annie Chu
  • IIDA Leadership Award of Excellence, 2014
    Annie Chu
  • AIA Ventura County Residential Merit Award, 2013
    Box Canyon Residence, Simi Valley, CA
  • City of Riverside Beautification Award, 2011
    UC Riverside Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
  • AIA Inland Empire Citation Award, 2011
    UC Riverside Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
  • Old Riverside Foundation Award for Historic Preservation, 2010
    UC Riverside Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
  • AIACC Presidential Citation for Leadership of the Design Awards Committee, 2009
    Annie Chu
  • AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, 2006
    English House, Beverly Hills, CA
  • AIA/Los Angeles Decade Award, 2006
    UC Riverside Fine Arts Building, Riverside, CA
    Annie Chu, Consulting Project Designer for Israel Callas Shortridge design associates
  • SCI-Arc Distinguished Alumni Award, 2006
    Annie Chu & Rick Gooding
  • Contract 27th Annual Interiors Award, 2005
    Executive Suite for a Maverick Entrepreneur, NeoCon West, Los Angeles, CA
  • Diverse City USA National Competition, 1st Place Award, 2004
    Royal Institute of British Architects Initiated Worldwide Exhibit
  • Antron Design Award Merit Award, 2003
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Offices at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • AIA/Kentucky Honor Award, 2003
    Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft, Louisville, KY
  • AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, 2002
    The Architecture of R. M. Schindler, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • AIA Inland California Chapter Merit Award, 2002
    UC Riverside Fine Arts Building, Riverside, CA
    Annie Chu, Consulting Project Designer for Israel Callas Shortridge design associates
  • AIA Los Angeles Merit Award, 2002
    UC Riverside Fine Arts Building, Riverside, CA
    Annie Chu, Consulting Project Designer for Israel Callas Shortridge design associates
  • AIA California Council Interiors Merit Award, 2002
    The Architecture of R. M. Schindler, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • International Association of Art Critics, 1st Place Award, 2001
    The Architecture of R. M. Schindler, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • AIA Los Angeles Interiors Merit Award, 2001
    The Architecture of R. M. Schindler, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • AIA Los Angeles Honor Award ‘Next LA,’ 1997
    UC Riverside Fine Arts / Seismic Building, Riverside, CA
    Annie Chu, Consulting Project Designer for Israel Callas Shortridge design associates
  • Architectural Record Magazine, Record House Award, 1995
    Drager House, Berkeley, CA
    Annie Chu, Project Architect, with Franklin D. Israel design associates
  • AIA Los Angeles Unbuilt Project Merit Award, 1994
    UC Riverside Fine Arts / Surge Building, Riverside, CA
    Annie Chu, Project Designer & Rick Gooding, Project Architect with Israel Callas Chu design associates
  • AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, 1994
    Limelight Productions, Hollywood, CA
    Annie Chu, Project Designer with Frank Israel design associates
  • Vienna Expo 1995 International Competition, 5th Prize, 1991
    Rick Gooding, Project Architect with Morphosis
  • Skidmore Owings Merrill Traveling Fellowship, 1989
    Annie Chu, for Mayan, Aztec and Incan Architecture Research
  • AIA New York Architectural Project Citation Award, 1989
    Vacant Lots Proposal, Site #7, Harlem, NY
    Annie Chu, Project Architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates
  • AIA New York Interiors Citation Award, 1989
    Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, New York, NY
    Annie Chu, Project Architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates
  • AIA New York Interiors Award, 1989
    Dianne B. Boutique, New York, NY
    Rick Gooding, Project Architect with Voorsanger & Mills Architects
  • AIA New York Interiors Citation Award, 1989
    First Editions Video Center, New York, NY
    Rick Gooding, Project Architect with Voorsanger & Mills Architects
  • AIA National & AIA New York Honors Award, Time Magazine 10 Best of Year, 1989
    Spiegel Pool House, Kings Point, NY
    Annie Chu, Project Architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates
  • Progressive Architecture Award, 1988
    Tavern Island Residence, Rowayton, CT
    Project Architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant through Creative Time, New York, 1987
    Art on the Beach, Hunters Point, NY
  • AIA National Honor Award, 1987
    Feinberg Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    Rick Gooding, Project Architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates
  • 74th Lloyd Warren Fellowship / Van Alen Institute, Paris Prize Competition, 3rd Place, 1987
    Rick Gooding
  • AIA New York Interiors Award, Interior Design Magazine Award, 1986
    Metropolitan Tower Model Apartment, New York, NY
    Annie Chu, Project Architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates
  • AIA Student Medal, Southern California Institute of Architecture, 1984
    Rick Gooding