Tsui Design And Research

Dr. EUGENE TSUI (AIA, NCARB, APA) is a licensed architect and contractor, city and regional planner, industrial designer, artist, educator, investigative scientist, inventor, musician, competitive athlete, publisher, President of Tsui Design and Research, Inc. and Chairman of the Telos Foundation, a nonprofit foundation for educating the public about design, headquartered in Emeryville, California.

He is the author of four publications on Architecture:
The Urgency of Change, Beijing Building and Architecture Press, 2002
Shenzhen Ecological Park Concept Book, Shenzhen University Press, 2001
World Architecture Review - Works of Eugene Tsui, 2000
Nature as a Basis for Design, John Wiley & Sons, 1999

Tsui is perhaps the first architect/designer in history to profoundly study, analyze and implement the workings of natural phenomena, through an interdisciplinary approach, as a basis for design at all scales including construction materials and methods.

He is the originator of the term, Evolutionary Architecture, which is an understanding of producing designs based upon a rigorous scientific study of natural organisms, structures and processes. His work vastly expands and extends beyond the paradigm of "Ecological design".

His seminal work sweeps us into the 21st century and shows us the ineffable and fantastic intelligence of nature and the compelling possibilities of an architecture that aligns itself with nature's genius.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, of Chinese parents, Tsui is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English. He holds four professional degrees in architecture and city and regional planning. He attended the University of Oregon, Columbia University Graduate School of Design and the University of California at Berkeley where he received an Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Architecture and Education.

Dr. Tsui has won scholarships and professional research grants from numerous institutions including the Graham Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (Canada).

While still a teenager he won an "Honorable Mention for Most Exciting Design" from the AIA (American Institute of Architects). He was an intern architect at the age of nineteen and at twenty was the youngest member of the Organizing Committee for the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games design team as the assistant to the Senior Coordinator.

Eugene Tsui was apprenticed to the renowned American architect, Bruce Goff, from 1976 until Goff's death in 1982.

He is a four-time Senior Olympics Gymnastics All-Around Champion and In 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002 he was awarded the Presidential Sports Award.