About



Leon Yi-Liang Ko
MSDMT, Taubman College, University of Michigan

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yiliangko@gmail.com
+1 (646) 422-9366


Leon Yi-Liang Ko is a Taiwanese architect and an experimentalist of digital design and fabrication. In 2018, Leon was awarded with Taubman College Merit-based Scholarship to pursue a MSc. of Architecture in Digital and Material Technologies (DMT) at the University of Michigan, where he accomplished his capstone project "Precise Imprecision" and was a recipient of 2019 ACADIA Conference Selected Project as well as the Taubman College Alumni Council Award.

As a researcher, he always interrogates the emerging relationships between architecture, engineering, material, and computation in the digital era. His research and practice center on developing manufacturing methodology between advanced technology, material performance, and computational design as they relate to the built environment.

Prior to attending DMT, he possesses BArch and MArch from Tamkang University and acquired 2-year Junior Architect experience at Fieldscape Design (fa+p) in Taiwan. Since 2009 he had worked on multidisciplinary design offices, including construction, landscape, architecture, and academic areas.



/ Education

University of Michigan, USA
Master of Science in Architecture concentration in Digital and Material Technologies (MSDMT), 2019
Tamkang University, Taiwan
Master of Architecture, 2014
Tamkang University, Taiwan
Bachelor of Architecture, 2012

/ Experience

Spring Intern, SITU, New York
Mar 2019 
Junior Architect, Fieldscape Design, Taipei
Nov 2015 - Oct 2017
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Architecture, Tamkang University, Tamsui
Sep 2012 - Aug 2014
Project Research Fellow, National Taiwan Museum, Taipei
2012
Summer Intern, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

/ Honor

Taubman College Alumni Council Award
Taubman College, University of Michigan, 2019
Taubman College Merit-based Scholarship
Taubman College, University of Michigan, 2018
Architectural Award of Master's Thesis
Architectural Institute of Taiwan, 2015
Tamkang University Graduate Student Scholarship
Tamkang University, 2013 - 2014
Tamkang University Special Academic Award 2007-2012
Tamkang University, 2012
Da Yu Citation Academic Award
College of Engineering, Tamkang University, 2011 - 2013
Student Project Competition, the 3rd Prize
Taipei Architects Association, 2011

/ Symposium & Workshop

ACADIA 2018 Conference, Re/calibration: on Imprecision and Infidelity
Iberoamerican University, Mexico City, 2018
Flexible Formwork for Concrete Curves
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, 2018
TKUA the 1st CAAD Robotics Workshop
Tamkang University, Tamsui , 2015
Architectural Institute of Taiwan the 27th Symposium of Research, Presenter
National United University, Miaoli, 2015
TKUA Python Workshop
Tamkang University, Tamsui, 2015 
General Headquarters of the Air Force Future Development Workshop, Instructor
TAF Innovation Base, Taipei, 2014
TKUA the 3rd CAAD Grasshopper Workshop, Lecturer
Tamkang University, Tamsui, 2014
TKUA Portfolio Editing Workshop, Instructor
Tamkang University, Tamsui, 2013
The 3rd Overseas Academic and Cultural Exchanges Workshop
Tsinghua University, Beijing, Chin, 2013

/ Exhibition

Robotic Fabrication Workshop Review, Exhibitor 
Tamkang University, Tamsui, 2015 
TKU M.Arch the 32th Thesis Design Exhibition : Awchitecture
URS21 Art Gallery, Taipei, 2014 
Yilan Green EXPO Pavilion, Exhibitor
Wulaokeng, Yilan, 2014 
Digital Fabrication Exhibition : Furniture Design 
Tamkang University, Tamsui, 2013 
TKUA the 44th Thesis Design Exhibition : Re Archi-Tetris 
URS21 Art Gallery, Taipe, 2012

/ Publication, Essay & Article

Taiwan Architecture Magazine Vol.252, September, 2016, p.56-57, Article Author
Taipei: Taiwan Architecture Magazine, 2016
Interpreting Nature by Digital Tectonic, Thesis Author
Tamsui, New Taipei City: Tamkang University, 2014
TKUA Document 2012-2013, Executive Editor
Tamsui, New Taipei City: Tamkang University, 2014
Architecture Youth in 1960-1970, Editor
Tamsui, New Taipei City: Tamkang University,2014

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