OTHER KEY PARTICIPANTS
|Raymond Cheng, UO Architecture Alum
Raymond graduated from the University of Oregon in architecture in 1986. He is an architect working in Portland and has done extensive architectural projects in China. His work, including a 1.1-million-sqft LEED Platinum project in Shanghai, strives for sustainability. It was through working on the sustainability project in Shanghai that Raymond collaborated with Xian Dai Architectural Design and helped UO’s architecture school establish the exchange program.
|Suenn Ho, Principal Architect at RESOLVE Architecture + Planning, UO Adjunct Instructor
Suenn has been teaching at the University of Oregon since 1993. She regularly co-teaches a graduate design studio with Professor Gerald Gast at the UO Urban Architecture Design Program in Portland. In practice, Suenn’s retail, residential, and civic design projects have included redevelopment for Portland’s Chinatown and a new Heritage Square – Garden of Surging Waves – for the City of Astoria.Suenn was featured in the panel discussion “Revisiting the Kowloon Walled City,” held at the Asia Society in Hong Kong in 2013, because of her original research done as a Fulbright scholar in 1992. The panel examined the history and cultural significance of the high-rise squatter settlement, which organically grew into one of the densest housing complexes ever built. Organized and moderated by Cole Roskam, assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong, the panel included architects and photographers who have published about the complex and a former resident who provided an insider’s viewpoint. A glimpse of her work can be seen on the Wall Street Journal online.
|Noah Siegel, Director of International Affairs, City of Portland|
|Wilson Smith, III, Nike Campus, UO Architecture Alum
Wilson Smith, III graduated from the University of Oregon in architecture in 1980. He was hired three years later at Nike as a Corporate Interior Designer to design showrooms, stores, offices, and various graphic publications. His design career has expanded into that ranging from designing Air Jordans to products for disabled athletes. Wilson has also given talks at UO and taught courses in the product design program.