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The Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery


Haigo T.H. Shen, Hon FAIA, was the principal of Haigo Shen & Partners (HSP), one of the largest and leading architectural firms in Taiwan. In 1997, he was honored as one of six Most Outstanding Architects by the Republic of China. A graduate in architectural engineering from St. John’s University in Shanghai, Mr. Shen also received the distinction of being elected as a Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in the year 2000. For more than 40 years, Mr. Shen was at the forefront of his profession, influencing architecture through his landmark projects that span Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Guam, Thailand, and Hawai‘i. Mr. Shen was an adjunct professor at the University of Hawai‘i School of Architecture. He served as a board member and vice president of the Asia-Pacific Center for Architecture, a nonprofit organization, the purpose of which was to further the understanding of Asia-Pacific architecture. Mr. Shen was an active alumnus of the East-West Center, serving as co-chair of the Board of Directors of the East-West Center Foundation. He received the School’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002.

He and his wife, Irene, endowed the Haigo & Irene Shen Architecture Gallery. This endowment supports the goals of the University of Hawai‘i School of Architecture to provide high-quality education as the primary center for the study of architecture and to extend its outreach to the community. The Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery provides opportunities to exhibit and showcase the works of faculty, students, and community, and to enrich the advancement and study of architecture.


Bundit Kanisthakhon, Curator
bundit@hawaii.edu