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Eugene Tsui working on details of a house under construction, Oakland CA, Summer 1993 Eugene Tsui Eugene Tsui

Dr. EUGENE TSUI (AIA, NCARB, APA) is a licensed architect and contractor, city and regional planner, industrial designer/artist, educator, investigative scientist, inventor, musician, competitive athlete, publisher, President of Tsui Design and Research, Inc. and Chairman of the Telos Foundation, a nonprofit foundation for educating the public about design, headquartered in Emeryville, California USA. He is the author of four publications on Architecture.THE URGENCY OF CHANGE (2002), EVOLUTIONARY ARCHITECTURE: NATURE AS A BASIS FOR DESIGN , SHENZHEN ECOLOGICAL THEME PARK CONCEPT BOOK, and a monograph by WORLD ARCHITECTURE REVIEW. He is perhaps the first architect/designer in history to profoundly study, analyze and implement the workings of natural phenomena, through an interdisciplinary approach, as a basis for design at all scales including construction materials and methods. He is the originator of the term, Evolutionary Architecture, which is an understanding of producing designs based upon a rigorous scientific study of natural organisms, structures and processes. His work vastly expands and extends beyond the paradigm of "Ecological design". His seminal work sweeps us into the 21st century and shows us the ineffable and fantastic intelligence of nature and the compelling possibilities of an architecture that aligns itself with nature's genius.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, of Chinese parents and fluent in the Mandarin Chinese and English languages, Eugene Tsui holds four professional degrees in architecture and city and regional planning having attended the University of Oregon, Columbia University Graduate School of Design and the University of California, Berkeley where he received an Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Architecture and Education. He has won numerous scholarships and professional research grants including those from the Graham Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (Canada). At the age of seventeen he won an "Honorable Mention for Most Exciting Design" from an American Institute of Architects competition. He was an intern architect at the age of nineteen and at twenty was the youngest member of the Organizing Committee of the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics design team as the assistant to the Senior Coordinator. Eugene Tsui was apprenticed to the renowned American architect, Bruce Goff, from 1976 until Goff's death in 1982. In 1996,1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002 he was awarded the Presidential Sports Award and is the current four-time Senior Olympics Gymnastics All-Around Champion.


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2007 B.C.R.World Boxing Champion, 165 Pound, Super Middleweight, 43 to 59 Age Division
2007 California Golden Gloves Champion, 165 Pound, Super Middleweight, 43 to 59 Age Division

2007 and 2008
Registered Boxing Official
Registered Boxing Judge
Registered Time Keeper
Registered Trainer and Coach

2004 to 2008 Wing Chun Kung Fu Practitioner

WBU 2005 Super Middleweight World Champion (Amateur boxing, 165 pound
weight division, 48 to 58 age category)

2005 Registered Boxing Official


1978--Manager of the University of Oregon, Gymnastics Team (Ranked Number Three in the USA).
1979--Assistant to World Champion, Kurt Thomas, USA vs. Japan Competition.
1980--Trains with Bart Conner, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, at the University of Oklahoma Training Facility.
1981--Trains with David Bibby, Canadian All-Around Champion, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
1982--Special Instructor in Gymnastics, The University of Washington at Bellingham, Washington.
1984--President of the Golden Bears Gymnastics Club at the University of California, Berkeley.
1985 to 1989--Assistant Coach, University of California, Berkeley, Boys Team.

1995 through 2002--Four-Time Master's Olympics All Around Gymnastics Champion winning 21 gold medals and 7 silver medals.
1995 through 2002--Eight time Presidential Sports Award Winner from USA Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
1995 through 2001--President of the World Master's Gymnastics Federation.
1995 through 1999--Chief Editor, The Master Athlete Magazine.
1995 through 2002--Has won over 180 gold, silver and bronze medals in Masters Gymnastics Competition.
2002--Retires from competitive gymnastics due to injuries.
2004--Begins competitive training in boxing with goal of becoming Master's World Boxing Champion, 165 - 170 pound weight class.