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Atelier Cho Thompson

 

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New Haven CT

 

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New Haven CT

 

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Atelier Cho Thompson is a next-generation New Haven architecture firm blazing a new path in design. Working between architecture, interiors, graphics and strategy, ACT has garnered national and state press and awards for their work, including AIA Connecticut awards for design. Deeply dedicated to building equity in the profession, ACT works to develop programs and initiatives to bring more women and people of color to design; less than 5% of architecture firms are owned by women of color, and ACT is helping to lead a national conversation to encourage diversity in a traditional field. Starting in 2018, ACT became one of the less than 2% of women-owned businesses to break the $1million revenue mark.

 

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…

In 2019, we doubled our team size, won two national awards for our design work, and launched a storefront retail presence and office in downtown New Haven.

 

What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus

Scaling Company

 

Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO

NO

 

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)

The District! CT Next Technology Talent Bridge Internship Program

 

What people are saying about Ming Thompson ...

 Ming is one of the best designers we've worked with in New Haven. She's one of the founders of Atelier Cho Thompson, a next-generation New Haven architecture firm blazing a new path in design. Working between architecture, interiors, graphics and strategy, ACT has garnered national and state press and awards for their work, including AIA Connecticut awards for design. Deeply dedicated to building equity in the profession, ACT works to develop programs and initiatives to bring more women and people of color to design; less than 5% of architecture firms are owned by women of color, and ACT is helping to lead a national conversation to encourage diversity in a traditional field. Starting in 2018, ACT became one of the less than 2% of women-owned businesses to break the $1million revenue mark. Ming has led an incredible team of designers in New Haven to quickly grow their East Coast practice and transform spaces in Connecticut into exceptional spaces to work, eat, and live. She is very deserving of this award.  

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