I’ve lived all over. I’m originally from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, but grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and in Chicago. Then I went to college in New Orleans and lived in Washington, D.C. for 10 years before moving back here.
Erie on the Park stands out as my favorite Lucien Lagrange building. I love the sculptural top of the building with its angular balconies, as well as the expression of the structural bracing.
My thesis project at school was designing and building a house for a family in New Orleans right after hurricane Katrina. Spending a semester in the field, actually building a house that a family was going to live in, is something I still look back on fondly.
I am inspired by the idea that as architects, we can positively impact our cities and neighborhoods through design. I’d like to be known for making a positive and lasting impact on the world.
I grew up playing piano and violin and love classical music. If I wasn’t working in architecture, I think it would be fascinating to lead a symphony orchestra as the music director.
The senior leadership within our office have been working together with Lucien for many, many years. I like the variety of project types we do, while maintaining the same strong sense of design and attention to detail.
We are a small office, but we can complete complex projects successfully because everyone here is extremely talented and collaborates closely.