Established in 1991, Tai Architect and Associates is a mid-sized full-service architectural firm headed by Daniel Tai. The firm has completed such award-winning and internationally recognized projects as the Wager Bilingual Elementary School, and the Nantou Forestry Bureau. In 1998, working in collaboration with the Australian firm of Kerry Hill and Associates, the firm completed the luxury hotel, The Lalu, located on the shores of Sun Moon Lake at the site of the former compound of Chang Kai Shek. This project has been represented in numerous publications and was awarded the Taiwan Architectural Award and the Far Eastern Outstanding Architectural Award. The firm’s design philosophy is based on a continuous exploration of the sensory aspects of space through simple and powerful forms; to reflect the cultural and geographical context of a site while facilitating efficient, effective and flexible usability; to produce sustainable architecture that reflects the contemporary urban environment while anticipating the future. Working closely with clients, engineering, consulting and building professionals, the firm maintains open lines of communication and a meticulous attention to detail throughout all stages of the development and the implementation of a project.