Chiu Yeh Huang
Chiu Yeh Huang
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|Born||September 23, 1933|
|Died||July 14, 2018 (aged 84)|
|Spouse(s)||Jung Chung Sun|
Chiu Yeh Huang (Chinese: 黃秋月, 1933–2018) was born on September 23, 1933 in Tainan, Taiwan. Throughout her childhood and adolescence, Huang demonstrated a strong interest in academics and architecture., which led her to pursue a Bachelor of Architecture from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in 1956 and a Master of Engineering in Urban Engineering from the University of Tokyo in Japan in 1968. Huang was not only successful in her profession, but also was adept in breaking societal norms. She was among the first generation of female architects in Taiwan after World War II and also the first female chair for the Department of Urban Planning in her undergraduate alma mater. She also expressed a strong commitment in female leadership, as evidenced by serving as the first president for the National Tainan Girl’s Senior High School Alumni Association and second president for the Tainan Branch for Zonta International
During the 1960s-1970s, Huang’s research focused on urban planning. Huang was asked to design churches for the Christian community, such as the Tainan Holiness Church (1966) and the True Jesus Church-Kaiyuan Church (1976). Her design represented the Christian principles of belief and appreciation. When the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act was enacted by the Presidential Order in Taiwan in 1982, Huang started to participate in the conservation of historic buildings. Since 1993, she renovated Taiwan Fu Cheng-huang Temple (1993-1995), Six Piles of Great Queen of Heaven Temple (1993-1995), Tainan Kai-yuan Temple (1993-1997), Dueiyue Gate (1993-2008), the Great South Gate (1996-2001), Wanchin Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (1996-2002), Tainan Taingong Temple (2004), Hai San Hall (2005-2009), and Zhong Gan Temple (2007-2010). These edifices were originally built over a century ago and serve to preserve the history of the city and society during that epoch.
Huang spearheaded her own team of architects, who researched the traditional craft of historic temples and churches in the central and southern regions of Taiwan. She also educated countless pupils at the National Cheng-Kung University in architecture, urban planning, and historical restoration. As an accomplished architect and educator, Huang served as the epitome of a maverick in the architectural community.
Huang passed away peacefully on July 14, 2018 at the age of 84 in Tainan, Taiwan surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by Jung Chung Sun, her husband of 61 years, five daughters, six grandchildren, and two great grandchild.
|Historic Architecture||Planning||Design and supervision||Repaired work record|
|Haishan Hall||October, 2005||April, 2006 – August, 2009||January, 2010|
|Great South Gate||April, 1996||June, 1997 – May, 2001||September, 2002|
|Kaiyuan Temple||October, 1993||October, 1996 – January, 1997||June, 2000|
|Zhong Gan Temple||June, 2007 – August, 2010||July, 2011|
|Duiyue Gate||August,1993||October, 1995 – November, 2008||April, 2009|
|Wanchin Basilica of the Immaculate Conception||September, 1996 – August, 2002||June, 2003|
|Wind God Temple and historical reception archway||June, 1993 – November, 1995||June, 1996|
|Old Tainan Magistrate Residence||September, 2010|
|Grand Matsu Temple||June, 2009|
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