Ken is a visual person with a quantitative mind. Since childhood, he always loved to draw two things: clothes and architecture. He developed a sense of design by working with his mom, a tailor in Taiwan. Ken imagined how clothes would fit on the human body and how people would live in the homes he drew. After noticing Ken’s talent for science and math, his mom encouraged that path for his career. He completed a graduate degree in statistics and began working in healthcare, but always enjoyed art and design more. Ken has traveled around the world studying cultures and types of architecture as a hobby. He also had the opportunity to work for couture design houses in New York for a while. These experiences led Ken to follow his heart back to the field of design to become a licensed architect.
Ken was drawn to architecture because he believes great architecture can improve our minds and lives.
“Design is like baroque music: it provokes our harmonious heart through three-dimensional visual expression”.
When Ken is away from the office, he loves to go hiking with his Siberian Huskies in Tilden Park in Berkeley. Walking through quiet trails with the smell of freshly cut grass and trees is one of his joyful things to do on a Sunday.
Master of Architecture,
California College of the Arts
Registered Architect, State of California
AIA, American Institute of Architects San Francisco
Member, Architectural Licensing Committee, AIASF
USGBC LEED Green Associate