Dedication, Determination and Design: My Search for Authenticity and RelevanceVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Arts and Culture
Drinks Reception 6:30pm
While the global population continues to increase, so do issues relating to social inequality, heritage preservation and environmental degradation. How could a contemporary architect be of best service to our places for now and beyond? World-renowned architect and designer Calvin Tsao will examine this pressing question in the presentation, where he will share aspects of his life journey, beginning with his childhood in Hong Kong, then lessons learned from other places around the world that shaped his outlook and formed the basis of his works.
Calvin Tsao is a recognized and leading voice in contemporary architecture whose work draws from a lively engagement with a variety of art forms. He is a trustee of the American Academy in Rome, advisor to the American Academy in China and a board member and President Emeritus of the Architectural League of New York. His extensive and eclectic international portfolio includes Suntec City, Bhutan Elder Sangha Sanctuary, Mercer Hotel, and New York City’s Public School Libraries. Tsao’s work has appeared in Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In 2009, Calvin received the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Award for Interior Design with his partner Zack McKown and was the recipient of the 2012 Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Legacy Award. A fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Cooper Union, Syracuse University, the Parsons School of Design, and has served as guest critic and lectured at universities internationally.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty