Natoma Architects Inc.
San Francisco, CA, 94123
Alan Tse was born in Hong Kong, China in 1980. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. After joining Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects Inc., he has participated in numerous award-winning projects such as 555 Fulton, Octavia Gateway Housing, First-United Methodist Church, Beth El Synagogue, and UCSF Parking Structure. After becoming a project designer in 2005, he has worked on a number of residential projects including the Cortez Residence, Walnut House, and currently leads the Lake House project in Kenwood, CA. Alan was key member in launching a series of retail and hospitality projects in the Bay Area which includes Conduit Restaurant, Toast Novato, Mizu Spa, Tan Bella Soma, Horizon Restaurant & Lounge, K. Saitowitz Medical Office, and the Mississippi Blues. He earned his M. Arch degree from University of California, Berkeley in 2009, is a recipient of the Departmental Scholarship, Eisner Prize in Architecture, and the AIA – Henry Adams Fund - Certificate of Merit award. His graduate research includes CAD/CAM technology, BIM technology, digital fabrication, contemporary architectural theories, landscape urbanism, construction law, with a focus in designing for urban settings. His design studio projects include a sanatorium design for Big Sur, CA, an urban food market in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a contemporary art museum for Fort Baker, CA, and mixed use public complex for SOMA – San Francisco, CA. He has also participated in the graduate student instructorship program in the Fall of 2008 with the Department of Architecture, and awarded with the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award ‘09. He is a visiting design critic at UC Berkeley after acquiring his M.Arch degree, one of 13 finalists for the Open Satellite SuperModel exhibitors, and his M.Arch thesis project – Urban Seam has been selected to be published in the Surface Magazine – Thesis Avant Guardian of 2009.