clas (co-lateral architecture studio) is a collective of architects and designers who believe that architecture is grounded in time, space, and our everyday life. It is an abstraction of things that are constantly shifting and evolving, waiting to be explored, envisioned and brought to life in the real world.

The studio is a platform and classroom for rethinking conventions and exploring potentials. Instead of confining its domain to designing spaces, clas continually investigates innovative approaches to shaping the built environment by collaborating with others in various fields of knowledge and emerging technologies.


Chung-Wei Lee, AIA

Chung-Wei Lee is a registered architect of New York who has been practicing in the field of architecture and design across different scales and typologies in the United States and Taiwan for the past 12 years. He participated in many award-winning projects, such as Battery Playscape, Minnewaska State Park Visitor Center, and 50 Ninth.

Chung-Wei holds a Master of Architecture II degree from The Cooper Union in New York City, USA, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. He is a recipient of the RTF Sustainability Award and the New Talent Award of Taiwan's National Golden Award for Architecture. His recent writings and works have appeared in Taiwan Architect magazine, the Architectural Institute of Taiwan Journal, and Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture by Diana Agrest.
Buzz Wei, AIA

Buzz Wei is a licensed Architect with 10 years of experience in design and project management in New York. He is currently working on a condo building in lower Manhattan, as well as various rental buildings in New York and New Jersey. While obtaining multifamily as his domain, he has expanded his involvement to other typologies and scales. He combines his knowledge of building design with an acute sensibility for detailing, proportion, and materials to find creative solutions to day-to-day design problems.

Buzz Wei received his Bachelor of Architecture from Chung Yuan University in Taiwan and a Master of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University. He is the recipient of both Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize and Taiwan's National Golden architecture award.
Yu-Hsiang Lin

Hsiang is an architect and BIM specialist with over 10 years of experience in a wide range of design projects from retail, workplace, commercial office to multifamily. His interest is not only in the creation of environments and objects, but also in the process of materialization of design thinking and delivery with more efficiency.

Previously Hsiang has participated in many projects in Leong Leong Architecture, including Los Angeles LGBT Center; Ray Philly, a multifamily development in Philadelphia; ONX Studio, R13 Denim Store and Everlane Flagships in New York. Hsiang received his Master of Urban Design degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan.


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