- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Rutgers University Newark
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Ha Thanh Pham
Ha Pham received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the National University of Civil Engineering in Hanoi, Vietnam. As a student, he won a number of awards from competitions in the field of architecture research, including second place in a biannual national competition for architecture students in Vietnam in 1999. He also joined the urban research program in Hanoi, coordinated with Laval University, Quebec, and the traditional architecture preservation research project that was coordinated with Tokyo University, Japan. After graduation, he worked as a project architect in Vietnam. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Architect/Project Manager for the Hanoi Information Technology Transaction Center, developing a 17-story tower in the center of Hanoi. In 2003, he was ranked number one in the architecture’s national entrance exam for graduate study in Vietnam and was offered a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in architecture abroad.
Ha received a Master of Architecture and Master of Infrastructure Planning from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2007. In 2005, while attending NJIT, he won the third position in the annual design competition for architecture students in North America, which was organized by the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture and sponsored by the American Institution of Steel Construction. From 2006 to 2009, he worked as a designer for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in New York and contributed to many projects including the Training Facility and Headquarters for the Jets football team; Syracuse Basketball Center for Syracuse University; the Indoor Training Facility for the United States Air Force Academy; and many other urban planning and architecture projects in the United States and abroad. Coming to the PhD program in Urban Systems in 2009, with architectural and urban planning background and with practical experience, he hopes to use his professional experience on a broader scale and to collaborate with other fields of social research to contribute to the development of society.