Boon Koon (Faith) Tan

faith tanLecturer, Interior Design

Master of Design, University of New South Wales, Australia

boonkoon.tan@sjsu.edu

Faith Tan has worked extensively across genres of interior design from luxury residential, corporate to hospitality design, with a focus on Middle East and Southeast Asian markets over the past decade. Having 15 years of experience working directly with clients, suppliers, contractors and students to create and realize design ideas, she is a strong advocate of empathetic design approaches that identifies latent needs in different user groups and applying precision concepts accordingly. A strong advocate for design reforming the society, Faith's works focuses on redefining traditional concepts and and design methodologies to enhance user experiences.

Faith earned her Master of Design with high distinction at University of New South Wales, Australia. She has previously worked with the Ministry of Higher Education of the Sultanate of Oman to develop Interior Design programs in the city of Muscat. Her work in Middle East was featured in a Channel News Asia documentary as part of their Business Warriors series. Currently an interior designer with HGA, she continues to investigate design with an inquisitive mind, and constantly challenging design boundaries with the Bay Area.