Shu-Chang Kung received M.Arch (1992) and M.Des. (1993) from GSD, HarvardUniversity, U.S.A. In 1997, Kung established AURA Architects & Associates in Taipei.AURA is a design oriented firm which emphasizes the integration of professional practiceand creative ideas in planning, architectural design and interior design. The works of AURA always challenge the double entity and dialogue between architecture and natural organism in different scales, materials or site situations.
Currently Kung is the associate professor & director at the Graduate Institute of Architecture, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. His recent works received many awards – The Special Jury Award of TID (Taiwan Interior Design) Award (2007/2008/2009), iF Communication Design Award- Too Good To Be True (2007), Honorable Mention of Far Eastern School Architectural Design Award (2005), Second Prize of Taiwan Architecture Award (2004), Silver and Bronze Medal of JCD Design Award, Japan (2004), Second Prize of Far Eastern Architectural Design Award (2003), The Outstanding Interior
Design Award of “ID+C” Magazine, China (2003), Award of Merit of International Illumination Design Award(2002), Honorable Mention of Far Eastern School Architectural Design Award (2001).
In addition to his many contributions to the fields of architectural design and education, Shu-Chang Kung has actively participated in various exhibitions, conferences and lectures in the arts and culture world. These include the architecture exhibitions Cities—Nomads—Rumors at MOCA Taipei in 2004 and The Unbuilt Lifestyle at Eslite Bookstore in 2006. He also served as the Chinese Society of Interior Design representative at the Third China International Interior Design Symposium in Shenzhen in 2007; the Taiwan representative at the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture and at the Next-Gene 20 of the Eleventh International Architecture Biennale Venice both in 2008; as the chief curator for the exhibitions Taichung CMP Block and How to Own a Corner in 2010; and as chief curator for Pavilion for Taipei Exhibits at the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in 2011-12.