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Te-Hsuan Fred Liao


Design Director

Fred Liao is the director and founder of PLAT Studio. He has engaged his passion for large-scale landscape and urbanism as a multi-discipline practice. He is a registered landscape architect with extensive large scale, site-specific master plan and landscape design experience in both North America and Asia, building large urban parks, mixed-use developments, office and academic campuses. His work focuses on conceptualization, systematic framework, and design studies; he envisions design as a dynamic process of investigating site potentials culturally, ecologically and economically.

Prior to starting PLAT Studio, Fred has been involved in high-profile and design-oriented projects with multi-disciplinary teams, including New York World Trade Center Public Realm, Fresh Kills Park Master Plan, and Taiwan Hengchun Tropical Botanic Garden and Visitor Center. These projects require the consolidation with architecture, infrastructure and structure through cross-disciplinary design, coordination, and management through all project phases.

Fred received his Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Pennsylvania where he was awarded ASLA Certificate of Honor and George Madden Boughton Prize. He is a licensed landscape architect in New York and a LEED AP.
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