​​​​Hsun-tzu Zan ra, taa, naa

Principal / Managing Architect TPE

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​​​yun zan

Art Director / Graphic Design TPE

Having practiced in Architectural field for over 45 years with extensive knowledge and professional skills. Hsun-Tzu Zan is also a dedicated water color painter and has been teaching in universities around Taiwan to pass the torch with a motto of "Tradition & Innovation", 

His experience includes extensive academic institutes including Chung-Yuan Christian University College of Science (1983-1984), Jin-Wen University of Science and Technology Student's Dormitory (1987-1988), Chung-Yuan Christian University Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building (1988-1991), National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Center (1990-1994), National Chi-Nan University Multipurpose Building (1992-1993), College of Humanities (2001-2004), and the Student's Activity Center (1998-2009), Tainan National University Affiliated Hearing Impaired School (2011-2012), and the ZanShan Elementary School Academic Building (2012-2015).

In 2009, the catastrophic Morakot Typhoon brought an historic level of rain and wind which results in landslides and flooding in the central & southern part of Taiwan. This horrific disaster destroyed hundreds of villages, families and lives. Hsun-Tzu [ZYA] has collaborated with the Red Cross based on his design & professional experiences in pre-fabricated affordable housing for bring back an living/working environment efficiently, functionally and culturally.

​​​​Hsun-Tzu is a licensed architect in Taiwan. He also is a fellow member of both the Taiwan & Taipei Association of Architects.

LNZ is an international (New York - Taipei) collaborative design studio focusing on progressive and creative Architectural,Interior, Lighting Design & Graphic Design solutions. Our multidisciplinary design approaches through the variety of different angles, has encouraged us to further embrace each design challenge and integration of technology & environmental awareness as a learning trend. 

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Wei-Chia Sherry Lin started her career with a academic and professional background in architectural and interior design in Asia. Sherry's exposure to different design aspects had directed her to a new field - Lighting Design, which she decided to pursue as her chosen career.

After the completion of a Master’s degree in Architectural Lighting Design at Parsons School of Design.

Sherry advanced her career at a number of high profile lighting practices in NYC.  Throughout the years of practice, her experience covers a wide range of projects from small to large scale Residential, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retails, Education, Transportation, Civic & Mixed use Office buildings.  With building façade and landscape illumination also within her expertise.
Apart from having excellent lighting fundamentals, Sherry's forte is the ability to demonstrate the design approach from her architectural experience and insight into lighting design. By bringing each project to an in-depth knowledge of lighting, high level of creativity and excellent professionalism which ensures aesthetics and techniques are well merged. 

How Zan received his undergraduate degree in Architecture in Taipei, Taiwan and later his master’s degree at Parsons School of Design in New York, USA. By having both Chinese & American education and work experiences, he is versed in demonstrating the design with cultural complexities.

His design experience includes many international projects - the 14-story mixed-use dormitory & retail storefront in Taichung, Taiwan. The Free Methodist Church in Pingtung by collaborating with Red Cross of the post 2009 Morakot Typhoon re-built in Taiwan. The three 52 story high-rise residential towers [Silver Towers], as well as the recent 17 story Office Building with concourse connection to the landmarked Tamanaco Hotel in Caracas, Venezuela.
Domestically, the Coffee Project NY in Brooklyn, NY. The core & shell reclad Office Building in midtown New York, and the Glass Box addition in Central Park - Tavern on the Green, etc.
The central thread connecting How's diverse portfolio is the concentration of spatial experience and sustainable strategies in architecture and fostering a relationship between the diversity of our existing site and the designed spaces.

How is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey. He also holds a LEED AP certification.

​​​yuan hsieh

Principal / Landscape Design Director TPE

​​How Zan RA, NCARB, LEED AP

co-founder / Design Director

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​​​douglas f. coombs associate aia

Technical Director

wei-chia lin lc,  ies, LEED AP

co-founder / Lighting Design Director

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With over 45 years of professional experience. Douglas Coombs had directed the efforts of other Technical Coordinators, CAD and Field Staff as in the 2.2 million sq. ft. American Express Headquarters project.
Doug also had direct involvement in all technical aspects of the projects, from client and consultant liaison, technical support supervision, technical teams, contractor procurement, contract administration and post move-in.
His significant experience working on highly technical spaces, including numerous trading floors, computer and telecommunication rooms and data centers including a wide range of highly sophisticated accommodations in headquarter facilities. i.e.: Board rooms, executive dining, auditoriums and physical fitness centers. While delivering a wide range of highly successful projects ranging from general occupancy facilities to headquarters and executive spaces.

John Jappen is a multi-disciplined Principal Project Director and Architect with broad-based expertise directing high visibility projects that require specialized skills, sensitivity to unique program requirements and knowledge in all aspects of the construction process. He is a “hands on” principal who prides himself on being readily accessible to each and every project throughout its life-cycle. His diverse expertise spans corporate, commercial, civic, residential, retail, hospitality and educational sectors.
John’s discipline is deep-rooted in the factors that positively influence the design, constructability, cost and scheduling of a project by exercising expert planning, bid management, budget estimation, risk mitigation, contract negotiation and resource governance. He is highly experienced orchestrating environmentally-sensitive, high-profile projects with stringent permit-compliance constraints entailing exceptional degrees of technical design and complexity.
John is a licensed architect in New York and a member in good standing of The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

​​​​de-min chou

Senior Designer TPE

Acting as the Art Director of the Graphic Design section Yun Zan has been providing creative directions and design solutions for clients in the fashion, beauty, cultural, literary, art, product design, and architectural sectors. Areas of service include print, packaging, identity, fashion branding, advertising, publication, and copywriting.
Yun was Influenced by a diverse range of both tactile and intangible sources like architecture, fashion, sculpture, photography, films, Chinese landscape paintings, woodblock prints, as well as Concrete and Cubist poetry.
He has a very high interest in design education and multi-disciplinary design practices. Welcomes creative collaborations of any kind with product designers, architects, and artists.
Currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan

​​​JOHN W. JAPPEN aia

Project Director