President & RA,HCD ARCHITECT PC
Tim Hao, founder of HCD Architect PC, is a Licensed Architect with over 33 years of professional experience. He is licensed to practice in both US and China. He has extensive experience in residential and commercial building designs and has completed numerous projects in US and mainland China.
Educated and trained at some of the finest universities in China, He is proficient knowledge in both architecture and civil engineering. Over the years, he has published many award-winning articles and received many awards and recognition for architectural design excellence.
He established his career working on numerous large-scale projects throughout mainland China over the course of the past sixteen years. He continued his practice after immigrating to US in 1999.
In 2012, he won the Best Rehabilitation of a Single Residence Building award for a project in Queens and the Best Rehabilitation of an Interior Space award for a medical office in Queens. one is a single family located in Queens and the other is a medical office located in Queens Crossing. The single family design was his first time applying three-story shared space on residential buildings to connect the various indoor sectors. In the interior design of the medical office, He employs arc-shaped ceiling to add a creative touch and uses mirrors to amplify the visual field.
In 2013, he was honored for designing his own house by receiving two awards – first prize award for Excellence in Design and Owner’s Prize. He found a solution to accommodate both modern uses and contextual architecture by converting the cellar into an Eco-friendly office space without compromising the originality of the house front. The new space was created without affecting the original character of the building which was beautifully detailed. This renovation did not obstruct the sight lines of neighboring buildings and the harmony of the new design was in keeping with the existing character of the neighborhood. In addition to air and light now being filtered into the space from the newly constructed entryway, He extended the terrace on 2nd floor in order to cover the entry below from rain and snow. As an architect, He recognized his obligation and responsibility towards sustainable design so he legally converting the cellar space into an Eco-friendly environment. He believe that respectful planning is one of the ways we can all contribute towards the conservation of energy on our wonderful planet.
In 2015, he won the New Construction of a Single Residence award for a project and the Best interior Design of an office award both in Queens.
”Design creates culture, Culture shapes values, Design excellence determine economic value.”
The central concern of his practice is design excellence. Since his achievements in architectural field and contributions to the community, He was nominated and honored as the 2015 Kings of Queens.