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Why Germantown

On 02, Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Gayook

Why Germantown? I am finally getting answers to questions about my father’s decisions that have always alluded me. When I started learning about his groundbreaking contributions I was shocked. This was certainly not the father I knew. What I absolutely did not expect was that it would take me on a journey back to my childhood. Read more…

Singapore Exhibit Follow Up

On 26, Aug 2013 | No Comments | In Architecture, Family Story | By Jenn

This is our Singapore Exhibit follow up. The Singapore Heritage Week exhibit, “Lost Horizons: Art Deco Architecture of Singapore,” went very well! It went so well they are extending it to the end of September! So for those of you in Singapore, please take some time out of your busy day and enjoy! Read more…

Pictures of Westlake Expo 1929

On 19, Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | In About Liu, Architecture, China, Renderings | By Jenn

As I promised in the blog. “Funny Thought of the Week“, here are some pictures of Westlake Expo 1929 of Grandfather’s renderings and actual buildings. I pulled them from the recent 400 page Westlake Expo picture book we acquired from China. Read more…

Returning To Paris!

On 12, Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | In Architecture, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the notion that we will be returning to Paris only a short two months from now. Back in February, when we were invited to display my father’s work at Cite de l’architecture & du patrimione in October, it seemed so far away.

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Funny Thought of the Week…

We just received a book from China! It’s a large, 400 page hardcover illustrated book with captions in Chinese and English about the Westlake Expo of 1929 recently published. (Thank you to our friend Tongrun!) Read more…



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In Family Story

By Jenn


On 29, Jul 2013 | No Comments | In Family Story | By Jenn

This is just a quick intermission before the craziness starts again in the next few months…

We’re excited about the Singapore Heritage Week Exhibit that is now going on and we encourage all our friends and family in Singapore to attend Dr. Julian Davison’s lecture on Art Deco Architecture in Singapore on August 3, 2013. Read more…



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In About Liu
Family Story

By Gayook

Handed Down from Father to Daughter

On 22, Jul 2013 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story | By Gayook

I ended the last blog by saying that searching my father’s life and work has given me the “gift of doing something with others that I most love to do – travel!” After Jenn read the blog (Jenn reads and edits all my blogs), she comments, “Mom, do you realize that you got your love of travel from your father?” I stopped short before saying, “No, I never thought of that!”

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Lost Horizons: Art Deco Architecture of Singapore

On 15, Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | In Architecture, Design, Family Story, Paris | By Jenn

We will be participating in an exhibit in Singapore! And since Gayook lived in Singapore for over 6 months, this exhibit is doubly exciting for her. It gives her a chance to share her father’s work with her Singaporean friends and family. Read more…



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In Family Story

By Gayook


On 08, Jul 2013 | No Comments | In Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

“Life After Cancer” is in response to Jenn’s earlier “One Year Cancer Free!”  First, a big thank you to my daughter for her care and for giving me the gift of my father. As if that weren’t enough, and to be alive, for my 70th birthday gift, I was given a cruise to Alaska!

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Exciting News!

We have exciting news! This past week, our friend Jeff Cody returned from Paris where he picked up our first purchase of Liu’s work.  We find it fitting because about a year and a half ago we met Jeff at the Getty Institute, Los Angeles.

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