Richard Nguyen is a French registered Architect, graduated from Paris-Malaquais school of Architecture, after studying at the University of Sydney (Australia). During his twelve year collaboration with French architect Dominique Perrault, Richard Nguyen has lead numerous winning or mentioned projects including the French Ministry of Defense, the Paris Ile de la Cite Mission urban renewal, and the Longchamp Racecourse in Paris. In parallel, his personal research projects with Sample Studio, aims, through built and unbuilt projects, at questioning the use of a place and its temporality. His academic career started alongside Archigram founder Sir Peter Cook at Paris Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture. He was also Professor at the Ecole de Design Industriel in Paris. Since 2014, he teaches Architecture design studio at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), as part of the SUB Lab Underground Architecture Laboratory, and was recipient of the Gold Polysphere Prize (2016), which rewards the EPFL best teacher.