William C. Louie, Design Principal at KPF, was presented the MOCA Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, November 17th.
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) celebrated its 2015 Legacy Awards Gala on November 17th at The Pierre, paying tribute to ‘Benefactors and Builders’ for creating foundations for a better world, and celebrating the outstanding contributions to the ongoing legacy of Chinese in America. Li Chung (Sandi) Pei of Pei Partnership presented the MOCA Lifetime Achievement Award to William C. Louie, Design Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox. Other honorees included Savio Tung on behalf of The Starr Foundation and Nancy Kwan, Hong-Kong-born American actress.
Mr. Louie joined Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates shortly after the firm’s founding in 1977, and has played a central role in developing the body of work that has earned KPF its reputation as a global leader in architectural design and urban planning. He has been involved in many of the firm’s most high-profile and complex projects, overseeing the design and implementation for a variety of building types in North and South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. For the last 23 years, he has led much of the firm’s work in China and throughout Asia, including: the headquarters for the Chinese National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), winner of the AIA Hong Kong Architecture Merit Award and Sustainability in Design Award; the headquarters for the China Huaneng Group, in Beijing; Wheelock Tower in Shanghai; and the LEED Platinum Hysan Place in Hong Kong.
MOCA is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution that presents the living history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of Chinese American through exhibitions, educations services, and public programs. Since its founding in 1980, MOCA has grown to encompass the stories and journeys of the many communities of Chinese America, both in New York Metro area and across the United States.