Dean Jennifer Wolch was on hand at a private reception held by Alum David Fong (B.Arch '68, FAIA, FARA and LEED AP) and his partner Chui Lin Tse-Chan (FAIA, CSI, LEED AP). They are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their firm Fong and Chan Architects (FCA) in San Francisco. Fong and Chan Architects is an award winning firm who has worked on noted projects such as the international terminal at the San Francisco airport and the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The hospital project won the 2016 Award of the Year from the American Public Works Association along with many other awards. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee described the new hospital as, “San Francisco’s values at its best…a world-class, seismically safe, technologically advanced, and sustainably built hospital for all San Franciscans.” Other important projects the firm has worked on include the San Francisco de Young Museum, Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, Stanford University's Center for Clinical Sciences Research and the California Department of State Hospitals new Master Plan.
In 1982, founding partners David Fong and Chiu Lin Tse-Chan established Fong & Chan Architects with four founding principles: create great architecture, serve the client, give back to the community, and raise the status of the architect in society. The firm's first commission was for the San Francisco International Airport, a $150 million project consisting of master planning, preliminary design, schematic design, design guidelines, and cost estimating. The success of this project paved the way for other leading projects at FCA, exemplifying the rewards of hard work, quality services, and enduring patience.