Year Joined

  • 2002

Areas of Expertise

  • Arts & Entertainment 

Boards Joined

  • American Academy in Rome 
  • Architectural League of New York 

CALVIN IN THE NEWS

  • Calvin Tsao is leading force behind Taiwan’s most exciting new residential development

    January 11, 2017  |  Property Report

  • Calvin Tsao selected to construct luxurious houses outside prestigious Great Taipei New Town district

    December 13, 2016  |  Property Report

  • Calvin Tsao selected as one of five prominent international architects to lead The Master Collection Taiwanese residential venture

    July 29, 2016  |  Wallpaper

  • Calvin Tsao on his philosophy of designing a wellness retreat in Suzhou

    July 07, 2016  |  Shanghai Daily

  • Calvin Tsao was selected as one ofArchitectural Digest’s AD100, a list of the most influential architects

    January 01, 2016  |  Architectural Digest

  • Calvin Tsao invited to speak at the GW University Interior Architecture & Design School 7th Annual Distinguished Designer Series

    February 05, 2015  |  GW University News

  • Calvin Tsao is leading force behind Taiwan’s most exciting new residential development

    January 11, 2017  |  Property Report

  • Calvin Tsao selected to construct luxurious houses outside prestigious Great Taipei New Town district

    December 13, 2016  |  Property Report

  • Calvin Tsao selected as one of five prominent international architects to lead The Master Collection Taiwanese residential venture

    July 29, 2016  |  Wallpaper

  • Calvin Tsao on his philosophy of designing a wellness retreat in Suzhou

    July 07, 2016  |  Shanghai Daily

  • Calvin Tsao was selected as one ofArchitectural Digest’s AD100, a list of the most influential architects

    January 01, 2016  |  Architectural Digest

  • Calvin Tsao invited to speak at the GW University Interior Architecture & Design School 7th Annual Distinguished Designer Series

    February 05, 2015  |  GW University News

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Calvin Tsao Prominent Contemporary Architect

曹慰祖

Architect Principal

Tsao & McKown Architects

Calvin Tsao is a recognized and leading voice in contemporary architecture whose work draws from a lively engagement with a variety of art forms. He serves on the Board of The American Academy in Rome, and is an active board member and President Emeritus of The Architectural League of New York. In 2012 Tsao received a Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Legacy Award and in 2009 the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Award for Interior Design, along with his partner Zack McKown. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Cooper Union, Syracuse University, and Parsons The New School for Design, and has also served as guest critic and lectured at universities internationally. Tsao & McKown’s current work includes a wellness and educational center in Suzhou, a community center plus urban farm in Shanghai, an urban farm prototype in Singapore, an office tower in Tokyo, the corporate headquarters for the Glen Raven Textile Company in North Carolina, the renovation of the permanent collection galleries in New York’s Jewish Museum, and numerous residences. Education Harvard University / Master of Architecture University of California, Berkeley / Bachelor of Architecture

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