Professor Llewellyn has helped found the Global Track Dual Degree Program between UH Manoa and Tongji University with the contribution and outreach of many professors and faculty between the two universities. In the past, Clark has served on juries, national AIA boards, and given guest lectures. In addition to the outreach education, Clark has practiced within his own firm after graduating from Harvard GSD, for a number of years before moving residences to Hawaii.
Since being in Hawaii, Clark has built a strong foundation within the School of Architecture, including serving dean of the school during the 2012 NAAB accreditation review, teaching various classes and holding lectures here. As teaching is a major passion for Clark, he focuses his present efforts on strengthening the education within the school and dedicating his time to the outreach of the Global Track Dual Degree Program which includes many visits and discussions between Tongji University's CAUP and UHM's School of Architecture.
Special Programs Specialist
Vanessa serves the School of Architecture in the Global Track Office as the Special Programs Specialist. Vanessa has a passion for working with Global Track students and getting to know them well throughout the duration of their program. She has been an integral part of the Global Track Dual Degree Program since its inception in 2012. Her knowledge and understanding of the program serves students as a personal resource and main point of contact while participating in Global Track at UHM and in China.
A California native, Vanessa relocated to Hawaii originally by way of Las Vegas to serve as the women's soccer coach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Previous to her coaching career here at University of Hawaii, Works coached at University of Nevada Las Vegas and Concordia University in Irvine, California. In her free time Vanessa can most likely be found outdoors being active. She has a passion for travel, adventure and spending quality time with her family.
Professor Miao is a frequent instructor in the Global Track Program while the cohort is at Tongji University in Shanghai. A graduate of Tongji University himself, Miao's interest include architectural and urban design, focusing on the localization of Modernist architecture in today's China. Architectural and urban design theory, topics include public space in modern Chinese cities, gated communities in Chinese cities, structure of Chinese traditional architectural form, garden theory, phenomenology, architectural education, and design criticism.
His professional experience includes the establishment of Miao Design Studio in the early 1990's. Built designs have been published in international journals such as Architectural Review, Domus, Detail, A+, Urban Design (Quarterly), Architecture Asia, and Architectural Review Asia Pacific, as well as Chinese periodicals such as Architectural Journal, Time+Architecture, New Architecture, and Architect. Invited to exhibit his work at CIVA in Brussels (2008) and at Aedes in Berlin (2011). His designs received awards including the 2007 Far Eastern Architectural Awards (Taiwan) and the First Architectural Design Awards organized by the Architectural Society of China (ASC), Shanghai Chapter in 2006. His designs are reviewed by books on contemporary Chinese architecture, such as Charlie Q.L. Xue's Building A Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980 (Hong Kong University Press, 2006). Miao was a member of the Expert Group Meeting on public space convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) and the Italian National Planning Institute (INU) in 2014. See for more information on Miao’s design and research works.