Vice President for General Affairs

C. David TSENG

C. David TSENG

Vice President for General Affairs

cdtseng[at]arch.nctu.edu.tw
03 - 5712121 # 51501

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C. David TSENG [曾 成德] is University Chair Professor at Faculty of Architecture and Vice Chancellor for General Affairs of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, where he also served as Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Under his leadership, NCTU won the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe / 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East in categories of Urban Design, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, and Creative Solution. Tseng and his team also represented Taiwan in the 2016 Venice Biennial International Architecture Exhibition. These projects, "Orchid House", "CAB: Creative Action Base" and the exhibit "Everyday Architecture: ReMade in Taiwan", showcased his commitment to sustainability and innovation as well as the achievement in excellence of design.

Tseng takes part in social services and pedagogical advancements. He has served as a member of Sustainability Education Task Force Committee and is the Director of Curriculum Reform Initiative Taskforce of Art and Design Education for Ministry of Education, Taiwan. He also served as the Consultant General of the Built Environment to the Mayor for the cities of Taichung, Taipei, Hsinchu and Taoyuan. His commitment to design excellence helped bring about significant public projects, such as the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House (Toyo Ito), Taipei Performing Art Center (OMA/Rem Koolhaas), Taipei Popular Music Center (RUR/Reiser and Umemoto), Taoyuan Museum of Art (Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop) and Taichung Gateway Park (Stan Allen).

Tseng is a practicing architect and the founder of CitiCrafts, an architectural office that received an Emerging Talent award by the Taiwanese Institute of Architects. The houses he designed consecutively won top prizes in the first and second biennial Taiwan Architecture House Award. The work he involved appeared on international journals, such as Architecture+Urbanism, Plan, Architecture and Progressive Architecture, Dialogue and Taiwan Architecture.

Tseng holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2017, the French government honored him with the title Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, for his contribution to art, architecture and culture.