eva leung

Co-Founder | Director of Design & Strategic Partnerships

Eva's passion lies in exploring mindful transformation of individuals through meditation, movement and creating healing places that empower communities. Family, education and work molds her cosmopolitan lifestyle, allowing Eva to live extensively in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York City and Boston. It forms her fundamental belief that sustainability is not a goal, but a baseline from which maximum diversity, regeneration and beauty can be achieved. 

A certified Permaculture Designer, Eva also holds B.A. Architecture from National University of Singapore, and Masters in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Since 2001, Eva has designed and participated in numerous projects worldwide that aims at maximizing restorative impact for land and people. With a strong ethical mindset and rigor in research, Eva's design approach focuses on strategic alignment of interests across political, economical and ecological platforms. She was part of the research and logistic team of the Youth Expedition Project for the expansion of Yuhu Elementary School in Lijiang, China, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Her B.A.[Arch] thesis includes a Master Plan for Siem Reap Cambodia , and the design of a time‐shared Backpackers' Inn / Agronomy Center that enables reciprocal relationships between seasonal tourism and landless farmers. Her Masters thesis includes a preemptive urban design scheme using phyto-remediation to protect the Western Seaboard of USA from the imminent death of Salton Sea, California -- a highly saline endorheic basin the size of 11 Manhattans fed by mono‐agricultural run‐offs.

Eva served as a teaching assistant for the Landscape Architecture course Brownfields Practicum: Regeneration and Reuse of Brownfield Lands, as well as a juror for the Harvard GSD Career Discovery program. Her independent research includes : Red Tides Intensity & its Relation to Natural & Man‐made Patterns at Gulf of Mexico with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University; as well as Phyto‐Remediation Technology for the Containment and Treatment of Military Munitions & Explosives [TNT, RDX].

A former associate at award-winning firms Peter Rose + Partners and Perkins+Will [New York City], Eva's experience ranges from design‐built interiors, new construction for single-family housing, institutions to commercial high‐rise in United States, Singapore and the Middle East.

Since founding Terra Cura in 2014, Eva continues to expand her holistic design knowledge by completing a Vastu Architecture course through Maharishi University, as well as the Soil Food Web course under tutelage of  Elaine Ingham, an internationally renowned leader in soil microbiology.

In order to maintain a healthy internal and external ecosystem, Eva practices Vipassana meditation, Kriya Yoga, as well as Muay Thai kick-boxing. She currently lives in Somerville, Massachussetts, USA.

Get in touch with Eva at eva.leung@terracura.org.

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