Calvin Tsao

Architect / United States / Tsao & McKown

Calvin Tsao has emerged as one of the most original voices in contemporary architecture, drawing from his own experience of diverse cultures and a lively engagement with a variety of art forms.

He is president emeritus of The Architectural League of New York, has served as the Vice President for Design Excellence at the AIA NY Chapter, and is a member of the Visiting Committee to Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

In 2001, Tsao was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, along with his partner, Zack McKown. Their firm, Tsao & McKown, recently completed the Lumiere apartment building in Taipei, Taiwan.

A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at the Parsons School of Design, and has served as guest critic and design juror at universities and institutes nationwide.

Calvin Tsao hold a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University.

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