Eva Chiu was born and raised in New York City. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design where she was granted the Alpha Rho Chi award.
Eva’s academic achievements included a Fulbright Award followed by a Fulbright Fellowship in Hong Kong, PRC. She worked previously at Richard Meier & Partners in New York, and Skidmore Owings and Merrill in San Francisco before starting her own firm, Clad Studio with her partner, Antonio Lau, in Oakland, California.
Before joining the first year design studio faculty at the Academy of Art University, Eva taught at University of California Berkeley and was a guest lecturer and reviewer at other institutions in the US `and abroad.