Giang Hoang is a multi-talented and versatile architectural, interior and landscape designer based in Los Angeles. Her purpose is to bring beauty into the world through her creative vision. Giang, which means "river" in Vietnamese, flows across many disciplines and has an impeccable eye for seeing beauty. A Renaissance woman, she is a self-taught painter, jewelry designer, and floral designer. She has interned for tastemaker & interior designer Kelly Wearstler and redesigned the former Frank Sintra house, where Marilyn Monroe also resided, for famed music producer/songwriter Max Martin. The residence in West Hollywood was converted into a unique recording studio, where Martin writes his famous pop songs. She was an integral member of the architectural team that designed and managed the construction of a $48M mansion in Beverly Hills. She learned great design and construction from architect CJ Bonura, who previously worked for Frank Gehry.
Giang came to America at age 8 after her family fled Vietnam. She lived for 2 years in refugee camps before coming to the U.S. Although she was accepted into UC Berkeley's School of Mathematics, life lead her into public service. She worked as an investigator for the National Labor Relations Board enforcing labor law. After 11 years in government, she followed her passion, gave up a steady paycheck, lost everything but found the incredible world of DESIGN. She holds a Master of Interior Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, a Certificate of Interior Design from UCLA Extension and a Bachelor of Sociology. By combining creativity with technical knowledge, computer programs and construction methods, she brings her vision to life. She constantly has images, textures and music running through her mind. She shares her love of beautiful design with the world in its various forms. Giang is happiest when she is learning, designing and creating. She creates because that is how she exists.