Vivian Kuan has a diverse background in art, architecture, and entrepreneurial marketing. She is Executive Director for Terreform ONE, the urban design think tank that re-envisions future cities and explores environmental issues through design research. She is also a Board Director of Cue Art Foundation to support visual artists. Vivian is interested in how design can be used to empower business, contribute to the ecological network, and address global needs such as climate resilience.
Previously, Vivian was a Launch Director at the internet incubator, idealab! developing business plans and marketing strategies for ecommerce startups. She later managed the online brands, Clinique, Stila, and Prescriptives, for the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Before that, Vivian worked as an architect for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. She earned an MBA/MA at the Wharton School/Lauder program, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.Arch. from Cornell University.