Su Chang Design Research Office brings together design, research, and action toward an architecture that is sensitive to its impact on the ground. The work is direct and spatial, each involves a research agenda into sustainable construction and new forms of public life.
We approach building typologies, construction systems, and material organization in simultaneously conceptual and pragmatic ways, in order to find new methods to rebuild architecture's relationship with the environment. All projects are collaborative and involve partnerships across disciplines to stroll against the categories of design.
Su Chang received his Master in Architecture with commendation and Dean’s Merit Scholarship from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Previously, Chang was educated at Peking University, ETH Zürich, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies with First Class Honour and a full scholarship from the University of Hong Kong.
Before founding his practice, Chang worked with Michael Maltzan in Los Angeles and Wang Weijen in Hong Kong. A licensed architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects, Chang currently co-chairs AIA Hong Kong Chapter’s Programs Committee.
Chang’s writing and translation work similarly connects architecture’s physical presence to its participation in a larger geography of ideas, most recently in the Chinese edition of Iñaki Ábalos’s The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity (Tongji University Press, 2019) and Valerio Olgiati’s Non-Referential Architecture (forthcoming). Additional publications include essays, interviews, commentaries, and projects in Wallpaper, Taiwan Architecture, and Harvard GSD Platform.
Chang currently teaches at the University of Hong Kong. He is a founding member of the architecture magazine Tangent Essays.
2022/04 水的建構 - 同濟大學 The Architectonics of Water - Tongji University 2021/06 地形的現代性：軼事、絮語、流言 - 哈爾濱工業大學深圳校區 The Modernity of Topography: Anecdotes, Chatters, Gossips - HIT Shenzhen 2019/06 詞語與世界 - 同濟大學 Words and World - Tongji University