Tina graduated from UC Berkeley with an M.Arch III degree. She also earned a BA Finance from UMASS Amherst and Tunghai University. She has practiced design and Architecture in cities around the world, including Paris, Rotterdam, New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Tina received prestigious scholarships and design awards as a university student. She is also one of the curators for the Taiwanese Film Festival, volunteering to support her home country’s art and film.
Fun Facts/Hobbies: I am also interested in supporting the philosophy of a shared economy, based on local food sources, local businesses, and bottom-up initiatives. I love to travel and do outdoor activities. I love to cook and to spend time with animals and plants.
Do you have a favorite: musician, artist, or sports figure/team? I love classical music; my favorite composers are Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. I love Arthur Grumiaux, Gil Shaham, Itzhak Perlman, Jacqueline du Pré, and Glenn Gould.
What do you love about design? Design is a powerful tool to positively influence people’s perspectives and responses to the living environment. How we imagine the city and its quality of life, helps determine how we will interact with each other as a community, other living creatures, and nature. We can decide if we want a world with lots of barriers and separations, or if we want a world that is more collaborative and more welcoming. I believe architects have the power and the responsibility to guide the public through building a more sustainable future.
Something people don’t know about you: I was a currency dealer for international finance institutions before I practiced Architecture.