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Athabasca University

Dr. Henry Tsang
Architect, OAQ, MRAIC, Intl. Assoc. AIA, LEED GA, WELL AP
B.Sc.Arch (McGill), M.Arch (McGill), Ph.D. (UTokyo)

Assistant Professor



Born and raised in Montreal, I am a licensed architect in Quebec and member of the RAIC. Certified as a LEED GA and WELL AP, I am interested in the design of sustainable and healthy buildings. Joining AU in 2017, I am currently an assistant professor teaching the technical stream courses and virtual design studios. I hold a B.Sc.Arch. and M.Arch. from McGill University, and Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo as a Monbukagakusho Scholar. As a former architect at Nihon Sekkei in Japan, I designed many large-scale projects including hotels, resorts, schools and hospitals. Before I came to AU, I was a professor at Keimyung University in South Korea, and lectured at many colleges in Canada and abroad, including McGill, Concordia, Herzing College, Dawson College, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hanyang University. I have spoken at TEDx, United Nations and international conferences on global issues related to architecture and the environment. Many of my research works have been published in scholarly journals and I have also edited several books on green building and healthcare architecture. I am actively involved in community work and am an active member of the Canada Green Building Council, Architecture sans frontières, the Living Building Challenge Collaborative and the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat. In 2015, I was selected as the National Association of Career Colleges’ Educator of the Year. Finally, my best advice to architecture students is, rather than to study buildings, firstly study how we live and behave in them. As one of my favorite architects I.M. Pei said: Life is Architecture and Architecture is the Mirror of Life.

Updated April 10 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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