Dara Huang is the founder of Design Haus Liberty; an international architecture and design practice. In the short time they have been in practice, they were selected for 2016 RIBA’s Constructing Communities, 2016 RIBA Windows, Shortlisted for the NLA Office Design Category, Placed 2nd in the 2013 RIBA Forgotten Spaces Competition Award, 2015 Property Week’s 40 under 40, 2015 BBC (China) 100 Women , 2015 CBRE’s Hot 100 List, and 2015 International Design & Architecture award winner, showcased on BBC and exhibited at: The Somerset House, London, The Art Club Gallery, Seoul and the Architecture Venice Biennale 2016. Dara is on the board of FUTURE: Prop Tech and speaks publicly on a regular basis.

 

In 2017 she Co-Founded VivaHouse (www.vivahouse.com) with her partner Rajdeep Gahir, a rapidly scale-able, prefabricated housing platform and operations business, which turned housing into a flexible service. Their first site, at Whiteleys, in Central London launched in Nov. of 2018.

 

Previous to setting up her own practice, Dara graduated from Harvard University with a Master Degree in Architecture in 2007. She has been the recipient of various awards including: The Clifford Wong Prize, The KPF Traveling Fellowship, The Young Architects Award and First Place in The AIAS National Design Review Competition. She trained under the apprenticeship of Herzog de Meuron and Foster + Partners. There she contributed to 56 Leonard Street and Tate Modern II Museum. She was also personally invited to design the Samsung Pavilion for the London Olympics 2012.

Sessions
  • 15:30-16:45

    08-Mar-2019

    'China Design Power'. Moderator MARCUS FAIRS