Tate Liang


AboutAbout ⏷
Architecture Student from Vancouver / NYC
The Cooper Union \ B.ARCH 2025
Diller Scofidio + Renfro \ Internship 2023
ContactContact ⏷
Email \ tate.liang@cooper.edu
Instagram \ @tateliang
Github \ TateLiang
Portfolio & CV available on request

Solar Decathlon

US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
New York Harbour School Expansion & Renovation
Advisors Nader Tehrani, Pamela Cabrera, Julian Palacio
Team: Ji Yong Chung, Shannagh Crowe, Lionel Gilliar-Schoenenberger, Sophia Zhao, Benny Wu, Larry Zeng, Sarah Coraizaca, Samantha Wu, Mizanul Hoque, Amelia Roopnarine

Our project to expand the New York Harbour school on Governor’s Island focuses on enhancing its unique location and martime-focused education. The proposal creates new community space, circulation and connection to the campus through sculpted landscapes, public volumes and paths. We reach a net-zero design by integrating photovoltaic panels, mindful reuse of construction material, a green roof, geothermal energy piles, a rainwater capture system and other technologies. We also carefully consider flood levels and climate conditions through design in section, plant selection and structural innovations such as the bathtub style foundation to create a resilient campus. 

I worked on the design of the new academic building, including public spaces, athletics complex, promenade & multipurpose area, and energy systems such as the hybrid roof, operable panels and rainwater facade. I also created the key conceptual renderings displaying our project.