Executive Director, Terreform ONE
365体育备用网址Vivian Kuan is the executive director of the award-winning smart cities design group Terreform ONE and part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design at The New School.
Kuan is dedicated to improving the future of urban environments through ecological design, innovation and interdisciplinary education. She became interested in urban development and its connection to nature working as an architect for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Kuan won the Eidlitz Travelling Fellowship and studied landscape design in Japan and China, where she later managed large-scale urban development projects in Hong Kong for real estate developer Sun Hung Kai Properties.
She joined to build upon the group’s design research work in smart cities and long standing commitment to environmental education. The organization is based out of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and is part of the maker-community.
365体育备用网址She earned a M.B.A./M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a B.Arch. from Cornell University.