Managing Principal

Chu-Tzu Hsu – known simply as “C.T.” – is a talented and international award-winning architect.  He founded C.T. Hsu + Associates 1984 with the vision of building a firm that embodies architectural excellence, cherishes client relationships and nurtures professional growth.

A native son of Taiwan, C.T. moved to the U.S. in 1974 to pursue a masters of architecture in advanced studies degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He began his career as a staff architect working for several firms in the northwest before relocating to Orlando to start his own firm. 

C.T. is a conferred member of the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious College of Fellows and recipient of the Rotary Club of Orlando’s Outstanding Businessman of the Year Award and the Hillard T. Smith Silver Medal Award for community service leadership from the American Institute of Architects, Florida Association.

Tim McNicholas, AIA

Tim McNicholas, AIA, LEED AP

Design Principal

Tim McNicholas was the first employee hired by C.T. Hsu + Associates in 1984.  He has more than 25 years of experience in the planning and design of award-winning institutional buildings and infrastructure projects for both public and private clients.  Serving as the design principal on all firm projects, his portfolio includes work for the City of Orlando, Valencia College, Orange County Government, the City of DeLand, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and Central Florida public school boards.

Tim earned his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University in 1989.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida and is a recipient of the university’s prestigious Young Architect’s Design Award, given to a select few alumni who made significant professional contributions in the first 15 years of their careers.  

His community involvement includes serving on the City of Orlando’s Public Art Advisory Board responsible for establishing the city’s Public Art Master Plan, recommending specific projects and selecting works of art, as well as landscaping and architectural enhancements.

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