C.T. Hsu + Associates President Named Asian Entrepreneur of the Year

C.T. Hsu is joined at the 2019 Golden Dragon Awards by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Congresswoman Val Demings and his wife Jean Hsu. (Photo Credit Gary Lau/AsiaTrend)

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACC) named C.T. Hsu, FAIA, LEED AP, its 2019 Asian Entrepreneur of the Year at the organization’s 10th annual Golden Dragon Awards on October 5. Hsu is president of C.T. Hsu + Associates.

The AACC Golden Dragon Awards recognize outstanding leadership, initiative, contributions and positive impacts to the Central Florida community. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is given to an individual entrepreneur of Asian heritage whose record of innovation and business success can serve as a role model to aspiring Asian entrepreneurs.

“C.T. Hsu is one of the most respected leaders in his creative field, a role model among Chinese American professionals, and advocate for minority business opportunity in Central Florida,” said AACC President Coco Johnston. “As for his work, chances are you have walked through or driven by the schools, resorts, stadiums, transportation gateways, civic centers and retail centers that began on the drawing boards at his office.”

A native son of Taiwan, Hsu founded C.T. Hsu + Associates (CTHA) in 1984 and has built it into one of the top architectural firms in Florida. Prominent clients include the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Orlando International Airport, Orlando-Orange County Convention Center and Universal Orlando, as well as countless projects for state and county municipalities, public school districts and higher education institutions. The firm also has done work in China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. In 2006, it was named “Firm of the Year” by the American Institute of Architects, Florida Association.

C.T. Hsu + Associates is an award-winning architectural planning and design firm recognized as a past “Firm of the Year” winner by the American Institute of Architects - Florida Association. The Orlando, Fla.-based firm focuses on a mix of projects in the education, civic, transportation and mixed-use development sectors. Its multidisciplinary approach ranges from urban planning and design to architecture and interiors.