Verse Design

is a progressive firm that commits itself to the creation of quality architecture and sensible design. A practice of 20 to 30 architects and designers, Verse Design pursues a rigorous investigative approach to its work. From inception of an idea to the physical realization of the work, Verse Design adopts a highly collaborative, research-based design process that focus on the built environment.

To create this “environment”, Verse Design develops a close collaborative relationship with its client, resulting in an in-depth understanding of the clients pragmatic needs. Formed through the organization of space, material, color, light and structure, the project becomes the physical expression of the client’s vision.

Verse Design’s research-based design process drives spatial innovation that seeks design solutions from the origin of the design problem. It seeks uncommon solution within the common. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach to the making of architecture and urban design, its work is grounded in active social, environmental, and economic issues while aesthetically exploring the ideas of beauty, sustainability, cultural convention and place.

For the past ten years, Verse Design has successfully assisted its clients in realizing a large number of projects in China and US. Dedication to superior service is at the center of Verse Design’s practice.





Paul Tang 唐瑞麟

Paul Tang is the founding principal of Verse Design-建言建筑 formerly known as Paul Tang Architecture. Prior to establishing his current practice, Paul was a former partner of Hakomori + Tang Architecture, Pleskow Rael Tang, and was the Asia Pacific Specialist with focus on China for SOM.

Paul was selected as one of the Millennium New Blood 101 Designer of Los Angeles in 2001 and 2002. This title is in recognition of Paul’s contributions to Los Angeles’ architectural and design legacy. He is also the recipient of the National AIA Foundation Award. In 2012 and 2014, his completed projects were short listed for the International Architectural award at the World Architecture Festival. More recently, Paul was awarded the 2016 - 2017 Third Annual Real Estate Design China Award for two projects in the province of Hainan. His work has also been exhibited in US, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and published in various international architectural journals.

Paul is a professor at University of Southern California (USC). He has taught at USC School of Architecture for over 19 years. He was the former and founding Academic Director of USC American Academy in China. He has been guest critic and lecturer at Tongji University, Central Academy of Fine Arts-Beijing, Chengdu Southeastern Jiaotong University, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tunghai University (Taiwan), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), Yale, Columbia, UCLA, SCI-Arc, UC Berkeley and other institutions.

Paul graduated Cum Laude from University of Southern California School of Architecture and received his Master of Architecture with letter of Distinction from Harvard University.

唐瑞麟 唐瑞麟是Verse Design-建言建筑的创始人。曾担任Paul Tang Architecture (PTA) 的总裁,Hakomori + Tang Architecture和Pleskow Rael Tang公司的合伙人之一。亦曾在SOM建筑事务所担任中国区的亚太专家。

唐瑞麟在2001年和2002年连续获选成为“洛杉矶101位新千年新生代设计师(Millennium New Blood 101 Designer of Los Angeles)”之一。这项荣誉旨在他对洛杉矶的建筑和设计遗产所做出的巨大贡献。此外,他还获得了美国国家建筑师协会奖。2012年和2014年,他完成的作品在连续入围了世界建筑节的国际建筑设计大奖。最近,他位于中国海南的半山半岛以及香水君澜项目双双斩获2016-2017第三届地产设计大奖。其多项作品也曾在美国、中国、香港和台湾的各类国际性建筑杂志上发表。



Courtenay Bauer

Courtenay Bauer is a Principal of the Los Angeles based architectural firm Verse Design. Courtenay has been actively engaged in the architectural design and construction industry since 2000, prior to joining Verse Design in 2015 she has worked as a project manager and project architect at offices on both the east and west coasts of the United States.

Courtenay is leveraging her more than 15 years of experience in architectural planning, design and contract administration on a variety of current projects in the United States and China. Her work is committed to the ideas and importance of efficient and sustainable construction, while advocating for the implementation of innovation in our built environment. In her work, Courtenay’s strengths lie in her ability to adroitly identify a projects status and manage a team to exceed delivery expectations.

Courtenay holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Catholic University of America, as well as a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She was honored with excellence in design are both institutions. Courtenay has been a Registered Architect since 2013. In furthering her connectivity with the profession Courtenay has been involved in the academic community teaching visual studies seminars and design studios at SCI-ARC, UCLA, and USC. She currently participates as a guest critic at design reviews.