SWY 29 – National Leader
Dr. Henry Tsang is an architect & educator pioneering the design, research and education of sustainable architectural design around the world. He teaches in the sustainable architectural technology program at Herzing College in Montreal, and is a visiting professor in the department of architecture at Keimyung University in South Korea. Passionate about green buildings, he is a certified LEED professional, member of the Order of Architects of Quebec, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, serves as ambassador to the Living Building Challenge Program and education advisor to the Canada Green Building Council. Of Hong Kong descent, Henry was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He majored in architecture at McGill University where he completed a B.Sc.Arch and a M.Arch. In 2002, he ventured to Japan awarded with the Monbukagakusho Scholarship by the Government of Japan to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Tokyo. Upon graduation, he practiced as an architect at Japanese architecture firm Nihon Sekkei, collaborating with the Japan international Cooperation Agency (JICA) on international development ODA projects, including the design of the University of Indonesia Health Campus and reconstruction work for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake with Habitat for Humanity. He also served as Board Director to the NGO, Cooperation and Emergency Architects. As a teacher, he has been invited as a speaker and design critic at Nihon University, Hanyang University, Dawson College, Concordia University, McGill University, TED and the United Nations (UNEP). In 2015, he was presented with the Educator of the Year Award by the National Association of Career Colleges of Canada recognizing his inspiration towards his students to better the world we live in. Besides work, Henry loves to travel and learn new languages; he speaks English, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.