ABOUT

I am a licensed Architect in the State of New York, primarily focused on residential spaces with experience ranging from interior renovations to large-scale development.  I have experience through all phases of projects, from conceptual design, building department / zoning approvals, construction documents, and construction administration. I also have experience in commercial and educational buildings. 

Though architecture has always been my core interest, photography has grown to become increasingly important as I discover it as a way to see the world around me and as a way to convey my interpretations of it. I am interested in how lessons I learn from photography and architecture can inform one another. I see photography as a medium of research and inspiration for architecture, and architectural thinking as a frame for photography. 

Urban and natural landscapes both fascinate me - I wish to engage them in both my architectural and photographic work.

Background

Born in Taipei, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Education

Bachelor of Art in Architecture - University of California, Berkeley

Master of Architecture - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Professional Licensure

Registered Architect in the State of New York

Work Experience

2005-2008 - BCA Architects, California

2011-2013 - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York

2013-2016 - AB Architekten, New York

2016-present - Leroy Street Studio, New York

Awards

2011 Holcim Awards - "Next Generation" - 1st Prize

2013 Velo-City - "Cycling Visionaries" Awards - Voting Prize, Urban Planning & Urban Design category

Publications

"Holcim Award-Winning Project Advocates Bicycle Commuting in Beijing" - bustler.net

 

 

 

Contact : august.liau@yahoo.com