Calvin Tsao
Principal
Tsao & McKown Architects
Calvin Tsao is recognized as one of the most original voices in contemporary architecture, drawing from his own experience of diverse cultures and 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. He is also former Vice President for Design Excellence of the AIA New York chapter, and served several years as member of the Visiting Committee to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 2012 Mr. Tsao received a Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Legacy Award and in 2009 the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt 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 at the Parsons School of Design, and has also served as guest critic and lectured at universities internationally.