King Shih Architects

Taipei | Since 1999

King Shih Architects
No. 79 Lane 26. Sec 4 Chung Hsiao E. Road, Taipei, Taiwan


King Shih Architects
Erin Chin-Huei Shih, MArch

Ms. Shih is the leading designer of KSA. She is a registered architect in New York, USA, and received her master of architecture degree from Columbia University in 1991. Ms. Shih worked in New York for the offices of Richard Meier and Partners and Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) for eight years in total. She is also a ceramic designer, and designed a 48-piece National Banquet Dining Set for the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Ms. Shih emphasizes discipline as well as creativity in her works, and endeavors in interdisciplinary activities including also graphic, furniture, and landscaping design.

Gene Kwang-Yu King, MArch

Mr. King is a writer and an architect licensed in Taiwan and registered in the state of New York. He received a bachelor in architecture from Tunghai University in 1980, and master of architecture degree from Virginia Tech, USA in 1984. He worked in New York for 10 years with prestigious architectural firms such as Rafael Vinoly Architects, and Edward Larrabee Barnes Associates. As a writer he has won various national awards including 1989 Sun Yet-San literature and arts award, and has published four collections of stories and essays. He served as the editor-in-chief of Dialogue, an English and Chinese bi-lingual architectural magazine from 1998 to 2005, during which time he organized two international competitions for Tourism Bureau and served as curator for two exhibitions for Ministry of Cultural Affairs.


Founded by Gene K. King and Erin C. Shih in 1999, KSA defines its scope as cultural endeavor in addition to traditional professional skills. Based on de-facto technical and cultural conditions of each project, KSA is dedicated to establish linkages in space, time, and cultural perspectives.