Alie Chang is a critically acclaimed environmental designer and architectural planner with a track record of designing buildings that incorporate creativity and sustainable principles.
She has won many awards and honors from both the U.S. and China. In September 2011, the US-Asia Business Forum recently presented her with the Roy Disney Global Achievement Award for her creativity and entrepreneurship. Ms. Chang won the top Gold Award from the Women's World Excellence Awards 2006 in Beijing, China. She was the only United States citizen to receive this award in 2011, Ms. Chang was invited as one of ten international designers in the Shanghai International Interior Design Festival. In March 2012, Ms. Chang was featured in a half hour interview program on Phoenix TV which was broadcasted to Chinese speaking audiences throughout the world.
Ms. Chang produced and hosted her own design TV series, "The Art of Living," which was shown on Time Warner cable TV in selected cities in the United States in the 2000s. The Chinese version of this program was broadcast on China Central Television (CCTV) and Beijing Television (BTV) audience throughout China. Ms. Chang arranged the very first syndication of National Geographic TV programs on China Central Television Stations (CCTV) in 2000 through 2001.
She has designed homes for many celebrity clients including: Larry Hagman, Lou Adler, Rod Stewart, Glen Larson (producer and creator of Battlestar Glactica), John Mecom Jr. (oil tycoon, founder & former owner of the New Orleans Saints), Gordon Stulberg (formerly: President of Polygram Pictures, President & COO of Fox Film Corp.), Merv Adelson (Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Lorimar Telepictures Corp.), and many other well-known personalities. Ms. Chang was involved in the design and the renovation of the Playboy Mansion West, the Malibu home of Frank Wells (the late CEO of Disney), and the Bel Air home of late President Ronald Reagan.
Ms. Chang was the Co-Developer and Chief Designer for the Boynton Canyon Resort & Spa development project in Sedona, Arizona that was later renamed the Enchantment Resort and the Mii Amo Spa. In 2011, Travel+Leisure Magazine included Enchantment in its list of the “Top 100 U.S. Resorts” and one of the "Top 3 Arizona Resorts.” Ms. Chang was involved in the design and renovation at the Five-Star Sheraton Miramar resort hotel, now named the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, in Santa Monica, California.
Ms. Chang has received recognition for her design contributions and her efforts to build ties between the US and China from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the State of California, the State of Nevada, and the City of Los Angeles. The Secretary of the State of California named August 12, 1990 "Alie Chang Day" for the state.
Ms. Chang has been a prolific artist with works in mixed-media painting. Her art has been featured in solo exhibits at the University of California, Berkley; The University of Chicago; University of Hawaii and other selected galleries in Washington DC, New York and many galleries in other major cities.
Ms. Chang is a sought-after speaker for business and professional organizations such as Women In Technology International (WITI), US-Asia Business Forum (USABF), National Builder's Association (NBA), Shanghai Interior Design Festival, National Home Builder's Association (NAHB).
Ms. Chang received her Master of Arts degree in Environmental Design from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Bachelor’s degree at the National Academy of Arts in Taiwan.