Langer Hsu

Langer Hsu

Boston, MA, US



Langer’s project experience ranges from infrastructure facilities, institutional buildings to residential halls at major universities in the US. Langer is currently the project designer of Dana Hall, a renovation project at Dartmouth College in New Hemisphere. He is also the design team of the master planning and development of the new Innovation Center at Suffolk Downs.

Langer received his M.Arch degree from UCLA. Langer is interested in cross-disciplinary integration and moves freely between the disciplines of urbanism, architecture and technology. He is also leading the media initiatives in the office.

Before joining LWA, Langer worked with Thom Mayne at The Now Institute on a year-long urban research project in Haiti dedicated to contemporary urban issues and design potentials in Haiti and the city of Cap-Haitien. The research works had been published as the first comprehensive resource to build a common foundation of knowledge and understanding to unite a broad collection of professionals including planners, politicians, aid workers, artists, and other cultural investigators.



Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Boston, MA, US, Designer | Media Director

- Suffolk Downs Innovation Center | Revere, MA
master planning / pre-design | 2019-present

- Dartmouth College Dana Hall Renovation | Hanover, NH
design development / construction documentation / construction administration | 2018-present

- Hsinta Ecological Power Plant | Kaohsiung, Taiwan
International competition | 2018

- Harvard University District Energy Facility | Allston, MA
pre-design / schematic design / design development / construction documentation / construction administration | 2016 - 2018

- University of Arkansas Stadium Drive Residence Halls | Fayetteville, AR
pre-design / schematic design | 2016 - 2017

- University of Massachusetts Amherst North Chiller Plant | Amherst, MA
pre-design / schematic design / construction documentation / construction administration | 2015 - 2018

- Peace Corps Commemorative Design Competition | Washington D.C.
competition | 2015

- Tufts University Central Energy Plant | Medford, MA
design development / construction documentation | 2014 - 2015

Aug 2014 - current

The Now Institute, Culver City, CA, US, Research Associate

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


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


Hsinta Ecological Power Plant International Competition, 2nd Place


Peace Corps Commemorative Design Competition, Honorable Mention


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


Academic Achievement Award, 1st Place

National Chiao Tung University


YouTal: Young Talent Architectural Design Award, Honorable Mention


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