Dara Huang, OPAL Jury member

Dara Huang

Design Haus Liberty / UK & Hong Kong / Founder

Dara Huang is the founder of Design Haus Liberty; an international architecture, interiors, and design practice established in London in 2013, with global offices in both London and Hong Kong. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University and started her career at Herzog de Meuron, Basel and Foster + Partners, London. In the company’s short time, Dara has received numerous awards and honours including Property Weeks 40 under 40, BBC China’s 100 Women, Prestige Hong Kong’s 40 under 40, and three RIBA competition recognitions and sits on the board for Prop Tech and is a member of the Milken Institute. She has also exhibited at Somerset House, London, and the Architecture Venice Biennale. Passionate about creating value and leading design in market trends, DH Liberty expands the boundaries of the way architects tell stories through the built environment.

Alongside their luxury clients such as:  The Four Seasons, LVMH, Cartier, and Starwood Capital, Dara has co-founded an affordable urban housing platform, Viva House, a sustainable, prefabricated system that combines operations with asset-light developments turning housing into a service. She is also interested in democratising design via an affordable and sustainable products ware company with entry-level pricing.

The daughter of a NASA scientist who emigrated from Taiwan to the United States, Dara grew up in multi-cultural surroundings and global travel. She has a keen interest in contemporary art and nature, which inspires much of her designs.

 

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