J.C. Architecture a multidisciplinary design firm with offices
in New York and Taiwan was founded by Johnny Chiu in 2010.
The firm has so far actualized many award-winning projects in
architecture, interior, industrial, visual design and jewellery design.
A graduate from Columbia University he has lived, worked and
taught in more than six countries. Johnny Chiu believes in the idea
that good design should be inspired by the individual. Society and
the interaction between human and space are also integrated into
the design work.
He obtained a master’s degree in advanced architectural design
from Columbia University in New York, and an honorary bachelor’s
degree in architecture from the University of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer in the
Department of Architecture of Tamkang University, Department
of Architecture of Taiwan University of Science and Technology,
Department of Architecture of Royal Institute of Technology,
Stockholm, Sweden, and The Institute for Architecture and Urban
Studies, New York.
JCA’s work has won several awards and competitions, including
USA Best of Year, American Architecture Prize, Japan Good
Design Award, Golden Pin Design Award, China I-ding International
Award, Taiwan Interior Design Award, Taiwan Golden Pin Design,
Golden Torch Award, FIABCI, Chinese Golden Stone Architecture
Award, and NTPU Library Competition First Prize in 2008. JCA
also operates as a studio think tank, developing, researching
and experimenting methodologies for new possibilities. With the
combination of great minds among different disciplines and a
team of always fun and passionate staff, JCA aims to create a new
sense of identity and character for the world to inhabit in.