Leon Yi-Liang Ko

Leon Yi-Liang Ko

New York, NY, US

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Leon Yi-Liang Ko is a Taiwanese architect and an experimentalist of digital design and fabrication. In 2018, Leon was awarded with Taubman College Merit-based Scholarship to pursue a MSc. of Architecture in Digital and Material Technologies (DMT) at the University of Michigan, where he accomplished his capstone project "Precise Imprecision" and was a recipient of 2019 ACADIA Conference Selected Project as well as the Taubman College Alumni Council Award.

As a researcher, he always interrogates the emerging relationships between architecture, engineering, material, and computation in the digital era. His research and practice center on developing manufacturing methodology between advanced technology, material performance, and computational design as they relate to the built environment. 

Prior to attending DMT, he possesses BArch and MArch from Tamkang University and acquired 2-year Junior Architect experience at Fieldscape Design (fa+p) in Taiwan. Since 2009 he had worked on multidisciplinary design offices, including construction, landscape, architecture, and academic areas.


SITU, Brooklyn, NY, US, Spring Intern

Involved in New York shared housing proposal.
_Data collecting, producing drawings, and typesetting.

Mar 2019 - Mar 2019

Fieldscape Design (fa+p), Taipei, TW, Junior Architect

Involved in all projects of fa+p during 2015-2017.
_Developing schematic design, detail design and construction drawing of master planning, landscape, and architecture projects. Building parametric model and structural simulation as well as physical model and production of drawings.

Dec 2015 - Oct 2017

Tamkang University, Department of Architecture, New Taipei City, TW, Teaching Assistant

Involved in lecturing the first-year student at Architectural Design and assisting department administration tasks.

Aug 2012 - Jul 2014


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, MSc - Digital Material Technologies

Jul 2018 - May 2019

Tamkang University, New Taipei City, TW, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2012 - Jul 2014

Tamkang University, New Taipei City, TW, BArch, Architecture

Oct 2007 - Jul 2012


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