Professional & Academic Background

CAREER PROFILE

Retired architect with over 25 years of international experience. Holds an interdisciplinary MA in Creativity in Design. Strong technical skills from both educational and professional practice. Passionate about teaching. Combines creative, abstract, and artistic thinking as a well-rounded writer of both books and articles. Award-winning author (non-fiction) and recipient of many professional and academic awards. Excellent communication skills. A well-received guest lecturer and speaker at several institutions including the University of Calgary, Alberta College of Art and Design, and Mount Royal University. 

EDUCATION

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Master of Arts. Area of Specialization: Creativity in Design

Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

  • Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies cum laude
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Professional degree) cum laude 

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Bachelor of Arts, Archaeology

TEACHING CERTIFICATION

  • University Teaching Certificate
  • Instructional Skills Workshop Certificate

HONORS and AWARDS

  • Nominee Innovation in Engineering Award (UK)
  • Trevithick Book Prize for academic writing (2011)
  • Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship[4.0 GPA]
  • Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for graduate students
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society [US]
  • Golden Key National Honors Society [US]
  • D. E. Brooks Memorial Scholarship for Architecture [US]
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honors Society [US]
  • Presidential Award for Culture; Government of the ROC