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Yu-Liang Hsu

Yu-Liang Hsu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

Hsu, Yu-Liang | 徐宇亮

Yu-Liang graduated from UCLA A.UD SUPRASTUDIO_ Studio Thom Mayne in 2014 with his professional degree - Master of Architecture II. During the period of study, Yu-Liang had worked as a researcher at The Now Institute, he had participated in Haiti Now and Cap-Haitien Now projects which was initiated in Fall 2012 as an cross-disciplinary research and design program dedicated to contemporary urban issues and design potentials in Haiti and the city of Cap-Haitien.

Yu-Liang received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), followed by a master of architecture degree with academic achievement award from National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan). Before entering UCLA, Yu-Liang had been practicing architectural design for one year in Taiwan. He is interested in cross discipline integrations and moves freely between the disciplines of urbanism, architecture and technology.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

The Now Institute, Los Angeles, CA, US, Urban Researcher

Participated in Haiti Now and Cap-Haitien Now projects which was initiated in Fall 2012 as an cross-disciplinary research and design projects dedicated to contemporary urban issues and design potentials in Haiti and the city of Cap-Haitien.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
 

U.TECH / United Technical Group Engineering Consultant Ltd., Taichung, TW, Jr. Architectural Designer

- Continental Development Corp. Private Residential Building
_ Taichung, Taiwan
Schematic Design_ collaborated with Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners (Italy)

Mar 2013 - Jul 2013
 

National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, TW, Project Assistant

- NCTU Bio-Tech Building
_ Hsinchu, Taiwan
Advance Planning, Tender Documentation_ collaborated with Leers Weinzapfel Associates (United States)

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
 

Architerior Architects & Associates, Taipei, TW, Jr. Architectural Designer

- NCTU Office & Education Building of College of Humanity and Social Science_ Hsinchu, Taiwan
Competition, Schematic Design, Detailed Design

- Longda Construction Co. Ltd. Private Residential Community Center_ Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Schematic Design, Detailed Design

- Hsinchu Science Park Administration Center Facade Renew Project_ Hsinchu, Taiwan
Competition

Jun 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, SUPRASTUDIO / Studio Thom Mayne

Haiti Now Project /

The Haiti Now Project was initiated in Fall 2012 as an intensive cross-disciplinary research and design program dedicated to contemporary urban issues and design potentials in Haiti. The two-year project encompasses an comprehensive critical analysis of Haitian modern history and politics, a data-driven research investigation of planning, infrastructural and social issues and a set of collaborative design proposals developed in concert with Haitian governing and community partners. Differing from other humanitarian organizations, emergency response groups and purely academic institutions, the Now Institute is firmly committed to a rigorous sand comprehensive course of research that investigates the region’s most relevant social and cultural issues and translates a coherent understanding into design and policy proposals to meet specific community needs.

Cap-Haitien Now Project /

In 2013, The Now Institute brought the focus of the study to Cap-Haïtien, the historical and former capital of Haiti, which has experienced dramatic growth in population and commercial activity in the past 20 years. These changes have fueled an uncontrolled growth in informal settlements and strained the capacity of the city’s roads, utilities and the ecology to meet and mitigate the burgeoning demand. As a result, the operations and locations of the city market, the quality of residential neighborhoods and access to cultural centers have diminished. According to studies by the Word Bank, the population of the city has more than doubled between 1995 and 2005 and its area has increased tenfold in forty years. The Institute’s aim is to respond to these conditions and recognize Cap-Haïtien’s existing cultural and natural assets as opportunities for urban development, economic growth and community enhancement.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
 

National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, TW, MArch, Architecture

with Distinction

Feb 2010 - Jun 2012
 

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, TW, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jul 2008
 

Awards 

Urban Courtyardism: A Typological Exercise for Density, 1st Place

2011
 

Academic Achievement Award, 1st Place

National Chiao Tung University

2010
 

YouTal: Young Talent Architectural Design Award, Honorable Mention

2008
 

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