Design theory and methods, intelligent home care environments for the elderly, human-computer interaction, virtual environments, architecture for healthcare and the aging population, high performance façade in sustainability, body conscious design
- U.C. Berkeley, Ph.D. in Architecture with Designated Emphasis in New Media
- U.C. Berkeley, M.S. in Architecture
- U.C. Berkeley, M.Arch.
- Tamkang University, M.Arch.
Hsin-Hsien Chiu is currently a lecturer and research scholar in the Dept. of Architecture in College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a director of research and design associate in the architecture firms in San Francisco. Hsin-Hsien have been working in architecture practice for many years, including with architecture firms, construction, and development companies in The United States and Taiwan. He has won several international architecture competitions individually, as well as placing first in several competitions as part of a team. Meanwhile, he is a writer and columnist for multiple publications on topics involving architecture, new media, health care, design and fashion. He has published books, design projects, and articles on international conferences, architecture/ design magazines, newspapers, and national broadcast interviews.
- Courses Taught
ARCH 202 Graduate Design Studio: Friedman Studio
ED 11A Visualization: Drawing Inquiries
ARCH 133B Three-Dimensional Computing Techniques in Architecture
- Awards + Recognition
- Interactive Architecture, Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design Award, 2001 (154 teams, 36 nations)
- Architecture in Transition, Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design Award, 2000 (204 teams, 43 nations)
- Interface Theater, Winning Prize, International Design Competition, 1999 (183 teams, 38 nations)
- Selected Publications
Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Melody Kao, Alexander Huang. 2015. Enric Ruiz-Geli. Taipei, Taiwan: Farglory Group. (monographs/ critics on the architectural projects of Enric Puiz-Geli)
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi. Hyper Architecture: Spaces in the Electronic Age [in Mandarin] [超越建築: 電子時代的新建築空間]. Translated by Hsin-Hsien Chiu. Taipei: Shi-Ing Publication, 2004. Birkhäuser.
Alicia Imperiale. New Flatness: Surface Tension in Digital Architecture [in Mandarin] [建築新表面: 數位化建築的表面張力]. Translated by Hsin-Hsien Chiu. Taipei: Shi-Ing Publication, 2002. Birkhäuser.
Hsin-Hsien Chiu. 2018. “The Social Place of Art and Culture for Seniors.” Anke, 8-9.
Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Melody Kao. 2015. “Creative City.” La Vie, 64-67.
“Body Conscious Design Provides New Way of Conceiving Human-Environmental Interactions.” University of California, Berkeley. https://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/news/body-conscious-design-provides-new-way-of-conceiving-human-environmental-in
Hsin-Hsien Chiu. “Home of the Future: Synthesis of Architectural Space and Advanced Technologies for New Residential Style.” La Vie, April 5, 2014, 66-69.
Hsin-Hsien Chiu. “Body Conscious Interior Design Solutions.” Association for Body Conscious Design, http://bodyconsciousdesign.com/uploads/La_Vie_No_101_BCD.pdf
Hsin-Hsien Chiu. “Interface Design for Intelligent Elderly Home Care Environments.” Berkeley Center for New Media, http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/news-research/2219/interface-design-for-intelligent-elderly-home-care-environments
New Trends in Architecture , Broadcast Interview, Chiu, Hsin-Hsien. 2013. “New Trends in Architecture.” News 98 Radio Station. https://youtu.be/ADUgZy4yf6o
Hsin-Hsien Chiu. “Special Report—New Design Thinking: Body Conscious Design.” La Vie, Taipei, Sept. 5, 2012, 150-61.
Chiu, Hsin-Hsien. 2012. “Body Conscious Design: Interview with Professor Galen Cranz by Hsin-Hsien Chiu.” Association for Body Conscious Design, accessed Sept. 5.