Liliane Wong / by Intar Website

Liliane Wong Professor and Head of the Department of Interior Architecture, received her BA in Mathematics from Vassar College and her MArch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. A registered architect in Massachusetts, she has practiced through her own firm, Mahon Wong Associates, as well as with the Boston firms of Perry Dean Rogers and FHCM. Her primary practice focus was the design of libraries and includes the design of the Kore Library Furnishings Line. She is co-author with Wolfgang Rudorf and Nolan Lushington of Libraries – A Design Manual published in 2016 by Birkhäuser Verlag. Areas of interest and research include design and social engagement, modular housing, and technical textiles. These have resulted in publications that include contributing author of Flexible Composite Materials in Architecture, Construction and Interiors, edited by Rene Motro, and of Designing Interior Architecture, edited by Sylvia Leydecker. With a primary interest in adaptive reuse Wong is a co-founder and co-editor of Int|AR Journal on Design Interventions & Adaptive Reuse, which promotes creative and academic explorations of sustainable environments through exemplary works of reuse. This subject is central to her teaching and her direction of the department. This has manifested itself in various forms that include her upcoming book, Adaptive Reuse, to be published in 2016 by Birkhäuser Verlag. A long time volunteer at soup kitchens, Wong’s teaching emphasizes the importance of public engagement in architecture and design. Her philosophy and teaching on design for the homeless is included in Glimmer – how design can transform your life and maybe even the world by Warren Berger. Having been part of the department since 1998, Wong has taught many courses in the department in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. They include the Senior’s Final Project Seminar and the graduate Theory of Adaptive Reuse, advanced design studio, Thesis Preparation and Thesis.