Henry Tsang, Ph.D., Architect, AAA, OAQ, FRAIC

Associate Professor, Architecture


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    Personal profile

    Dr. Henry Tsang is an award-winning architect and assistant professor in the RAIC Centre for Architecture. His design, teaching and research work explores the intersections between sustainability, health, and culture in the built environment. He has edited and contributed to books including the latest Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects. Many of his research works have also been published in scholarly journals. He has also been invited as a guest speaker and design critic by the UNEP, TEDx, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and universities worldwide. Tsang completed his B.Sc.Arch. and M.Arch. at McGill University, and Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo as a Monbukagakusho Scholar. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and recipient of the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, Construction Canada Emerging Leader Award, and National Educator of the Year Award by the National Association of Career Colleges.

    Research Interests

    My research and design interests lie in architectural design that intersects issues of sustainability, health, accessibility, culture and new technologies, in particular virtual design & education. In particular, my research is an investigation into the relationship that humans have with buildings, culturally, socially or environmentally, and how architects can improve design practices to build better buildings for our society. Ultimately, it is quite literally about creating a better (built) world for all.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, The University of Tokyo

    … → 2006

    M.Arch., McGill University

    … → 2002

    B.Sc.Arch., McGill University

    … → 2000

    External positions

    Fellow, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

    31 Jan. 2023 → …


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