Rennie Tang

Rennie Tang

Los Angeles, CA



I moved to LA four years ago from the Bay Area where I worked with landscape architect Walter Hood, both in his studio and teaching at UC Berkeley. Prior to that I lived in New York where I worked with artist Mary Miss on some urban scale public art projects, after graduating from Columbia's Masters of Architecture and Urban Design program. I also have a background in modern dance, which has made its way into my work in different ways, particularly collaborations with choreographers and other artists. I have taught design studios at UC Berkeley, UC  Davis, Woodbury, USC and Cal Poly Pomona. I am originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.


HMC Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Design Leader

Community college master planning, educational buildings

Apr 2010 - Jun 2011

ELS Architecture and Urban Design, Berkeley, CA, US, Architectural and Urban Designer

Mixed-used, high-density urban infill development, streetscape and public plaza

Jun 2007 - Jun 2008

Alhorn Hooven Design-Build, Berkeley, CA, US, Architectural & Landscape Designer

Residential projects; remodels, renovations and landscape design

Mar 2006 - Mar 2007

Great Park Design Studio, Irvine and New York, Urban Design Consultant

Design strategies for integration of public art into Landscape Master Plan for proposed Great Park, Irvine, CA; collaboration with multi-disciplinary design team (Ken Smith, Mary Miss, Mia Lehrer, Enrique Norten, Steven Handel, Buro Happlod)

May 2006 - Feb 2007

Hood Design, Oakland, CA, US, Designer, Project Manager

Landscape, urban design and site architecture projects including Oakland Waterfront Masterplan Guidelines, Autry National Center (Los Angeles), Virginia Key Beach (Florida) design competition, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial (San Francisco)

Apr 2005 - Sep 2006

Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory, New York, NY, US, Designer, Project Manager

Public Art / Landscape design project for Arlington County Water Pollution Control Plant, VA; specification research, schematic design and technical drawings, budget negotiation, prototype design for public art pieces and architectural structures

Jul 2003 - Jul 2005

Lalire March Architects LLP, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer, Project Manager

Retail clothing stores for Tommy Hilfiger and J. Crew; high-end apartment renovation; all phases from schematic design to construction administration

Jan 2000 - Mar 2002

LINE Architect, Toronto, ON, Canada, Architectural Designer

Community, residential, commercial & religious buildings, all project phases

Jan 1998 - Jan 2000

Architekt Bernstein, Vienna, Austria, Student Intern Designer

Stammersdorf district city planning; site research and analysis

Sep 1996 - Dec 1996

Architekt Kotz und de Acha, Vienna, Austria, Student Intern Designer

HIgh-end residential renovations; working drawings for city permit

Jun 1995 - Nov 1996

Architekt Hans Hollein, Vienna, Austria, Student Intern Designer

Competition for bank tower in LIma, Peru (entry won and built)

Jan 1996 - Feb 1996

Anna Lampen Architektin, Berlin, Germany, Student Intern Designer

Competition for housing project in Potsdam, Germany

Jan 1996 - Feb 1996


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

May 2002 - May 2003

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1992 - Jun 1997

Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, Architecture

exchange student

Jan 1995 - Jun 1995


competition finalist for Long Beach Arts Council, Other

design proposal for mobile performance space to be used to revitalize Long Beach vacant lots


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