Roger S. Hong was an architect who
worked primarily on commercial projects in California from the 1960s-2001. Hong was actively
involved in efforts to revitalize Chinatown in Los Angeles, and the collection features
early drawings of the building of "New Chinatown" in the late 1930s, and proposals by Hong
for renovations and improvements in the 1980s-2000s. The collection also includes samples of
Hong's other professional projects, as well as his childhood artwork, student work, and Tau
Epsilon Phi fraternity scrapbooks (1960-1962) from the University of Southern
Roger S. Hong (September 23, 1941 - October 27, 2006) was born in Los Angeles, California,
the youngest son of You Chung Hong (Y. C. Hong) and Mabel Hong. He earned his Bachelor of
Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1965, followed by a Master
of Science degree in City and Regional Planning in 1968. He was certified in many states,
including California, to practice as a licensed architect. Some of his notable architectural
projects include: the Thomas & Mack Center arena at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
the United Bank headquarters (Los Angeles, CA); Kun Lun Hotel (Beijing, China); Hotel Nikko
(Beverly Hills, CA); the Y. C. Hong residence (Los Angeles, CA); Chieh Shou Sports Park
(Taipei, Taiwan); Kaiser Richmond Medical Center (Richmond, CA); Froedtert Memorial Hospital
(University of Milwaukee, WI); KCET Public Television headquarters (Los Angeles, CA); and
various buildings and facilities in and around the Los Angeles Chinatown area. After working
at several firms, he co-founded the architectural firm Arechaederra/Hong/Treiman Architects
in 1981. Hong retired from his firm in 1993 and devoted himself to preserving the Hong
family history, the restoration and preservation of Los Angeles' Chinatown, and various
charitable and community causes.
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