Design Strategist & Educator
As the Founding Principal of STUDIO THO, C.T. Nguyen leads a multi-disciplinary commercial interior design practice focusing on the hospitality, repositioning, housing, and workplace sectors. He previously served as the Chair of Interior & Preservation Design at SCAD, after 10 years in the industry, working on projects across the United States, Middle East and Asia. His work on the transformation of the historic landmark Union Trust Building in Pittsburgh PA earned an International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. His latest completed project, White Elephant Hotel Palm Beach, a re-imagined 1924 historic landmark, was inducted in Travel & Leisure Magazine 2022 World’s Best List. In 2017, CT was recognized by Boutique Design Magazine as one of the 18 noteworthy designers in the hospitality design industry nationwide.
Hear from innovators across the public and private sectors on how they balance honoring our cultural heritage while tackling innovative projects to improve our modern age and add value to the legacy of the Coastal Empire with intention.