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Founder and Partner, Bio-architecture Formosana http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Kuo Ying-ChouFounder and Partner, Bio-architecture Formosana <div class="ExternalClassEFF5AC482E1D4182880EB7A636323F5A"><p>​Kuo Ying-Chao is the principal architect of Bio-architecture Formosana (BaF) - a Taipei based architectural design firm. BaF has been one of the leading architecture firms in Taiwan, and its works range from culture, education, transportation, hospitality, workplace and housing for both public and private sectors. The Bei-Tou Library project completed in 2006 is Taiwan’s first certified green architecture project. The timber library is the most published Green building in Taiwan and was selected as one of the 25 most beautiful libraries in the world by US-based cultural news website Flavorwire.</p><p>Focusing on sustainability and circularity design, he incorporates biological-intelligence (BI) design approach, a design philosophy of the company, into the creation of architecture. Ying-Chao has won numerous awards for his design in sustainability and was the recipient of the 12th Awarding of Outstanding Architects in Taiwan in 2011. He has taught in several university as an Associate Professor.</p><p><br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos2022/KuoYing-Chao.png, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos2022/KuoYing-Chao.pngGP0|#b4ad3d97-d765-4664-84de-b8ae84e75487;L0|#0b4ad3d97-d765-4664-84de-b8ae84e75487|Kuo Ying-Chou;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eYing-ChouKuo