Mui’s philosophy in teaching and in practicing architecture has evolved somewhat through the years, partly due to changes in the society and partly due to her own growth as a teacher. Thus her involvement with community influences her practice, her research informs her teaching, her teaching helps to shape her commitment to the community. All these aspects of her work feed into each other and gives her work depth and dimension. However, balancing the work load between these three aspects - teaching, practicing and research has been a struggle.

Community Service

Beyond working with non-profit organizations and local communities, Mui Ho has been very active with women in the profession in the design fields. Along with a friend, Mui established the Organization of Women Architects in 1973. Thanks to continued interest by younger members and a continuing effort of older members like herself, this organization is thriving and provides a wide range of support services as well as a network of contacts for its members.

Chinese Language Biography


Cornell University
Bachelor of Architecture, 1966

Pratt Institute
Department of Interior Design 1962-1963

Cornell University
Bachelor of Science, 1962


UC Berkeley
College of Environmental Design
Department of Architecture
1975 - 2008


Private Practice
Berkeley, California
1979 - Present

Marquis & Stoller
San Francisco, California
1977 - 79

Hirshen Gammill Trumbo & Cook
Berkeley, California
1973 - 75

David Burton, Architect
Berkeley, California
1971 - 73

Kevin Roche & Dinkeloo
New Haven, Connecticut
1966 - 68


Research of regional Architecture in China from 1974 - Present