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EDUCATORS

(in alphabetical order)

BArch Calpoly Pomona, California

 

Mr. Alvin Wong, is an architect and interior designer, studied in California and now living in Hong Kong, currently working as a project manager.  He is the co-founder of Urban Sketchers (USk) Hong Kong.  He led USk Hong Kong on 4 group exhibitions and had his own exhibition “Spotlight in Penang at Fringe Club Hong Kong”  in 2015 together with Ch’ng Kiah Keang.  He led over 30 sketchers recorded the umbrella movement social event with their sketches, later published the book “Sketches under the Umbrellas, Hong Kong 2014”.  His travelogue sketches has been publishing online and very well receive by the public.


He has been giving sketching workshops, classes and lectures in local universities and international sketching communities.  He is a well known urban sketcher participated in Sketching George Town 2 at Penang 2014, USK Symposiums in Singapore, Manchester and Chicago and USk Asialinks..   He is serving as membership committee,and symposium organiser for international Urban Sketchers since 2015 .


Alvin’s sketches can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/AtelierAlvinWong/

Mr. Andrew Law

BA(Arch. Studies), BArch HKU; Registered Architect (HK, PRC Class 1); Authorized Person (List of Architect); Director DPWT Design Ltd

Mr. Atul Kansara

Registered Architect (UK); ARB; RIBA

BA Arch (Hons) Dip Arch (Hons) Greenwich University

 

Atul previously served as Design Director for HOK International (Singapore) and Senior Project Designer at TFP Farrell’s Hong Kong where he gained valuable, extensive professional experience locally in Hong Kong and various market sectors globally.

His professional experience in the field of architectural design spans over two decades in the Asia Pacific region with world-class architectural practices leading architectural teams on all phases of design from initial concepts, client delivery, through to construction. 

The scale and variety of projects range from very large-scale master planning design proposals, civic, mixed-use developments to individual, iconic buildings and luxury private residences.

Outside of professional practice, Atul has been active in teaching at tertiary level as studio design tutor, lecturer and as student mentor, managing core teaching activities within the design studio, communicating and connecting students with industry leaders and prestigious architectural firms thus maintaining vital links between practice and academia since 2011. 


He has also actively participated in student workshops, student design competitions and supervised student research writing for final year dissertations.

Atul is currently adjunct assistant professor teaching architectural design at Chu Hai College of Higher Education and is regularly invited as guest critic for student presentations, educational design workshops and has helped extensively with promoting student talent in collaboration with local artists. 

Dr. Billy Hau

BSc(HK); MSc(HK); PhD(HK)

 

Dr. Billy HAU Chi Hang got his PhD in The University of Hong Kong (HKU) on forest ecology. He is a terrestrial ecologist and a conservationist. His research focus is ecological restoration, especially for terrestrial habitats in degraded tropical East Asia. He is also interested in promoting urban biodiversity through applied research.

 

He is a local expert in ecological restoration on man-made slopes and natural terrains and often engaged in contract research projects on slope rehabilitation and promoting urban biodiversity  in Hong Kong. He publishes widely from academic journals to books, study reports and best practice guidelines. He has been teaching ecology and biodiversity at HKU for more than 15 years and is currently the Programme Director of the MSc in Environmental Management. In terms of professional services, he has been serving various environmental NGOs and government committees on ecology, conservation and land use planning.

Mr. Bryan Chan

BA(Arch. Studies) (Hons), MArch HKU; HKIA, Registered Architect (HK, PRC Class 1), Authorized Person (List of Architects)

Mr. Charles Lai

BA(Arch.Studies) HKU; RIBA; ARB(UK), Registered Architect (UK)

Mr. Daniel Cheung

BA(Arch. Studies)(Hons), BArch HKU; HKIA, RAIA;

Registered Architect; Authorized Person (List of Architects)

Daniel Cheung (HKIA, RAIA, Registered Architect, AP(List 1)) is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong with over 25 years of experience. After graduating from HKU in 1991, he worked for P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd from 1992 till 2001. He was one of the Founding Principals of Architecture Design and Research Group Ltd (AD+RG) and Centre of Architectural Research for Education, Elderly, Environment and Excellence Ltd (CARE). Cheung specializes in institutional architecture, facility programming and community engagement. He has been involved in numerous award winning projects and various community projects promoting architecture to the public. He was one of the awardees of The Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2005. He stepped down from his architectural practices in 2009 and ventured into the business fields. His current business portfolio covers investments, jewellery and catering etc. In recent years, Cheung continues the pursuit of his interests in architecture through teaching part-time at HKUSPACE.

Mr. Dino Paul Ip

Higher Cert. Applied Photography(Dist); BA(Hons) in Photographic Design;
MSc in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (HKPolyU)

Mr. Eddie Chan

​BAppSc Curtin University; MArch HKU; HKIA; Registered Architect

 

Eddie CHAN is a Registered Architect (HKIA) since 2014. He studied in Professional Diploma in Architecutura Studies in HKU SPACE and graduated in Master of Architecture in the University of Hong Kong in 2010. He has been involved design works in various scale and types, including institutional and residential, both in Hong Kong and UK architectural and interior firms. As a passionate young architect,  he is fond of interesting ideas and eager to participate in local and oversea community engagement projects. In 2016, he joined HKU SPACE Architectural Studies Subject Group and pursuit of excellence in Architecture and Education.

Mr. Edmond Wong

BSc(Arch. Eng.)(Hons), PgDipArch University of Westminster, UK; RIBA;

Authorized Rhino 3D Trainer, McNeel Asia

Outstanding Teacher Award

 

Edmond was trained in the U.K. under a founding member of the Archigram. After working in the private and public sectors he joined the Architectural Studies subject group in 2008 as program manager and tutor for the top-up degree and higher diploma. He is also committed to the training of computational design in architecture, product, jewelry and industrial design.

 

In 2015 he crafted HKU SPACE to be the first Authorized Rhino Training Centre in Hong Kong to offer official training in Rhinoceros and, subsequently, the first Grasshopper Certificate course delivered to the public. In parallel to teaching the Architectural students, Edmond also enjoys the pedagogy of students from diverse design backgrounds and brands. Cross boundary blend of students stretching from architects of P&T, L&O and designers of Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Samsonite and Pandora, etc. denotes the boundlessness of design and provide impulse for him in continuing to explore new possibilities in [shifting] design paradigm and methodology.

 

Edmond was honored with and modestly received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2020 which he dedicates to the Programme Team, family and especially his father in heaven.

Mr. Edward Leung

MSc(Conservation) HKU, HKIA RA, BScArc(Dist) University of Manchester

 

Mr Edward Leung is both a practicing architect as well as being an academics who teaches subjects of heritage architecture. His experience in conservation design includes the Comix Home Base in Wan Chai which attained the HKIA Medal of the Year Award 2014. He is the current Chair of Heritage and Conservation Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects. His recent year research focus on Chinese vernacular architectures in the urban context. His researches had been presented in conferences in overseas, in mainland, as well as in Hong Kong.  

Mr. Enrique Moya-Angeler

BArch, MArch Universidad Politecnica de Madrid; MSc AAD Columbia GSAPP

 

Enrique Moya-Angeler is a registered architect with an interdisciplinary education in Architecture, Structure Engineering and Interior Design. He possesses a professional Master’s degree in Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University in New York. He previously earned a Master & Bachelor Degrees in Architecture and Structure Engineering, from the School of Architecture (ETSAM) at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Spain. He has been teaching in Hong Kong, New York, Madrid and Mexico. After working for international renowned firms in New York (STEVEN HOLL and SOM), Rotterdam (MVRDV), and Madrid (EDUARDO ARROYO), he founded his own practice. Born in London, raised in Boston, Paris and Madrid. He is trilingual in English, French and Spanish.

Mr. Eric Tong

BSc(Hons), DipArch UCL; RIBA; MCSD; HKDA

 

Eric Tong graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He worked for renowned architects Zaha Hadid and Future Systems before founding studio Eravolution. His work won multiple international awards, including the Perspective “A&D Trophy” Awards in “Best Furniture”, “Best Green Product”, and the “40 Under 40” Award of which he is celebrated as one of future’s most influential designers. In 2016 he was awarded “Best Design Educator” from the Hong Kong Designer Association. Eric is a Council Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects Hong Kong Chapter, and an Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Designers Association.

Mr. Fung Kwong Ming

Cert (Civil Eng. Studies) (TI, Haking Wong)

 

Mr. Fung Kwong Ming is a lecturer for the architectural model making classes.  He has been part of the HKU SPACE faculty since the founding of the Architecture program in 1999.  Mr. Fung has been practicing architectural model-building for over 30 years, and he particularly enjoys turning things from two-dimensional (plans / graphs) to three-dimensional (models).  He is the co-founder and director at OMB (Office for Model Building) Limited.  He also serves as a Consultant for the Hong Kong Police Force’s Briefing Support Unit.  Mr Fung specializes in producing diversified architecture models, ranging from commercial / residential premises marketing displays, competition designs, and mechanical / interactive models.

Mr. Hubert Un

BSc UCL; MArch Carnegie Mellon University; HKIA; AIBC; RAIC; Registered Architect (HK, Canada); BEAM Pro

 

Hubert Un is an architect practicing in Hong Kong, with past experience in London, New York, Boston and Vancouver.

 

He received a Bachelor degree from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, England; and a Master degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, USA. During his internship, he has worked for distinguished architectural firms: Cedric Price in London; Sert Jackson & Associates in Boston; Edward Durell Stone in New York and Hemingway Nelson in Vancouver.

 

He became a Registered Architect, a Certified Professional and a Project Management Professional in British Columbia, Canada, where he was residing and where he started his architectural practice in 1994. After his move to Hong Kong in 1996, he became registered as an architect in Hong Kong as well and continued his architecture and interior design practice there. His projects have been featured in newspaper and magazines.

 

In addition, Hubert is active as an educator. He was an instructor at the University of British Columbia; Assistant Professor at University of Hong Kong and  Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently an assistant professor at Chu Hai College of Higher Education  teaching architectural design.

Mr. Iker Mugarra Flores

BA(Hons)/AA Dip Arch/PgDip Arch; ARB, RIBA (UK)

 

Iker Mugarra Flores studied architecture at the AA in London and has collaborated with a variety of architects and studios, focusing in holistic and associative approaches in large and small-scale projects that integrate advanced geometries and parametric logics, space optimization and architectural design, integrated design engineering, prototyping, detail engineering, fabrication and environmental strategies.

Iker was part of CLOUD9_ Enric Ruiz Geli studio as a project architect and also collaborated and taught at the IAAC - Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Barcelona). In recent years, Iker worked at Newtecnic as an associate leading the Façade engineering Package of The Grand Theatre of Rabat by Zaha Hadid among many other international high-profile projects. During this period, he also ran, in parallel, the computational and media courses at The Bartlett/UCL, B-Pro: March Urban Design-Morphogenesis Lab Courses (London) as tutor and computational consultant (2013-2015).

Recently, Iker was Architect/Associate at UNStudio Asia. He worked for over two year on the West Kowloon Cultural District – Lyric Theatre Complex from Design Stage (RIBA-Stage3) until early Construction Stage (RIBA-Stage5). He was responsible of the theatre´s technical Package, Architecture, Advance Geometries, Digital Workflows, BIM and site team & Site office resources management.

Currently Iker is founder and Principal of Spatial Holistic Assemblies Ltd. (SHA), based in Hong Kong. SHA provides support and consultancy for complex design works that required integrated design engineering for buildability, optimization and value engineering; providing support from concept to construction, delivering a more robust tender packages and to facilitating complex constructions to reduce liability and risk.

Mr. Johnny Wong

Dip(Art & Design) Winchester School of Art; BA(Interior)(Hons) Kingston;

MA(Arch. & Interior) Royal College of Art, London

 

Johnny Wong founded the award winning boutique design studio “FAK3”, focusing on unique developments in the field of Interior and Architecture. Wong graduated with a Masters of Architecture and Interiors at the Royal College of Art, and has also attended Kingston University and Winchester College of  Art in England.  In parallel to practicing, he is committed to teaching and nurturing the next generation of designers.

Mr. Joseph Ping-Hung Chan

BA(Arch. Studies)(Hon), MArch HKU; RIBA; Registered Architect (UK)

 

Joseph is a professional architect from the U.K. with projects in Europe, Middle-East, India, Thailand, China and Hong Kong. Joseph’s business and artistic vision conglomerates the inter-disciplinary areas of business strategy, design and education, art and culture.

 

He is also an educator who inspires the students, across different levels and disciplines, to be creative.  The students would use Design Thinking to solve business, design, social and technical problems – they are aspired to be innovative and to develop their own authentic style.

 

Summary

  • Adjunct Lecturer at HKU SPACE, Department of Architecture, HK

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at HKU, Faculty of Business and Economics (Business, Design and Innovation Programme), leading the Design Thinking courses and studio.

  • * Best Design Educator Award 2016, by Hong Kong Designers Association

  • Founding Director of Comtale, Design and Business Consultancy, since 2010

  • Collaboration with ACTS Group, as Head of Projects, since 2015

  • Organizing and Participating in cultural projects:

    • HK Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme,

    • Friends of Dunhuang (HK),

  • Previously, column writer for Capital Weekly (資本壹週): 設計思維

Mr. Joshua Roberts

BA(Arch. Studies and Art), Rice University

Post-Professional Cert. in Alternative Design, Archeworks

MArch, Harvard Graduate School of Design

 

Joshua Roberts is an educator, designer, and editor based in Hong Kong. After receiving a BA in Architecture from Rice University and studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Archeworks, he received a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. As a designer and artist, he has been exhibited in the US, Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Europe. He has served as a design critic and Assistant Professor at various institutions in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Europe, and the US. He was coordinator of Year 1 for the BA in Architecture at City University HK and Chu Hai College as well as serving as the co-coordinator of the first year BAUS (Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies) programme at HKU and director of the HKDI DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability). Currently he is an Architectural Studies Programme Manager at HKU SPACE

Mr. Ken So

BSc(Arbor.), BSc(Applied Biology with Bio. technology), MPhilMArbor; ISA Certified Municipal Specialist; Certified arborist and Certified Tree Worker

Mr. Kwok-yin So is the chief executive of the Conservancy Association, an environmental NGO with the longest history on tree conservation in Hong Kong. He has been working in the arboriculture and landscape management field for over 20 years. He is very familiar with the entire process and work flows on arboricultural operations, with both hands on and management experiences. 

Mr. So also works proactively on the development of arboriculture and horticulture training in Hong Kong. He has developed and taught the Supervision of Tree Work and Basic Landscape Theory Course for Landscape Workers of the Construction Industry Council since 2005 and 2008 respectively. Over 3,200 students from the industry have joined these two courses. He has been the programme director of the Advance Diploma on Tree Conservation and Management programme of the HKU SPACE since 2013. He has also provided different kinds of training to government bodies, including Tree Management Office (TMO) and Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). 

Mr. So had been appointed as the members of the Expert Panel on Tree Management under TMO and Old and Valuable Tree Expert Panel under LCSD. He is also the member of the Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Arboriculture and Horticulture Industry. In addition, Mr. So has an intensive network within the arboriculture and horticulture industry. He has good connections with employers, employees in different levels, government officials, programme trainers, professional bodies and scholars.

Mr. Lawrence Leung

BA(Arch. Studies), MArch HKU; HKIA, Registered Architect (HK)
M Arch (Eramus exchange) TU Delft, Cert(PPMArch) UCL, RIBA, ARB(UK)

Lawrence is a registered architect in UK and HK and he has practiced with a number of international practices in Hong Kong, Rotterdam and London since 2002. His projects include the Beijing CCTV & TVCC headquarters, XRL West Kowloon Terminus, Midfield Airport Terminal and Forum at Exchange Square. Apart from practice, Lawrence was Part III coordinator and mentor to guide architectural assistants through their Professional Practice and Management in Architecture Professional assessment at corporate office. He has also been tutoring design studio and giving architectural lectures on professional practice and building technologies in different universities and institutions. Aside from architecture, he enjoys good sports and great food.

Ms. Mona Yeung

BES; MArch; HKIA; RIBA; Registered Architect; Authorized Person (List of Architects), DOCOMOMO Hong Kong, DOCOMOMO Macau

 

Mona graduated from the University of Manitoba in Canada with the Bachelor of Environmental Studies and the Master of Architecture. Her move to Hong Kong marked the beginning of her professional career development. She interned at an international practice with involvement in numerous prestigious projects and became a Registered Architect and an Authorized Person (List of Architects) in Hong Kong.

Pursuing her interest in teaching and research, she joined the University of Hong Kong’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) in 2001 and was honored with the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009.  Aside from her current position as Senior Programme Director of Architectural Studies in the College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE, she is also an adjunct associate professor of the Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong and the School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mona is an active member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and an External Examiner for the BEng Architecture (Hon) RIBA Part 1, University of Nottingham, Ningbo. She is a member of the Appeal Tribunal Panel and Town Planning Appeals Board appointed by HKSAR’s Chief Secretary under the Buildings Ordinance and Town Planning Ordinance respectively.

She is a water sports enthusiast, retired from competitive dragon boat racing, she now enjoys SUP, kayaking, wave surfing and recently discovered the joy of sailing.

Mr. Nick Chan

Registered Architect (Canada) 

BSc(Arch), MArch McGill University; MOAQ; MRAIC; RIBA; Int’l Assoc. AIA; Associate HKIA; LEED AP

 

Nicholas Chan graduated from McGill University in Canada and became a member of the Ordre des architectes du Quebec and Canada Green Building Council in 2009.  Born in Hong Kong and raised in Montreal, where the Canadian city was officially designated a UNESCO City of Design in 2006, Nick developed his fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin, English and French and his unique design flair which allow him to get involved in a multitude of projects across the globe. 

 

With over 10 years of international experience accumulated in design, management and construction, projects led by Nick are found in China, Hong Kong, India, Dubai, Qatar, Brazil, France and Canada.

 

Nick is currently responsible for the design and management of China projects at an international architectural design practice in Hong Kong, and works closely with local developers and government agencies; his designs cover transit-oriented, mixed-use, residential, hospitality, civic, cultural and renovation projects.

 

Nick has developed his enthusiam in teaching in Canada and pursued this interest after his return to Hong Kong.  Nick is currently a lecturer and project supervisor for interior design and architectural design studios at different institutions in Hong Kong.

Mr. Norman Ung

BA(Arch. Studies)(Hons), MArch HKU

Mr. Paul Mui

BA(Arch.Studies)(Hons) HKU; AA Dipl,; Registered Architect RIBA, ARB UK; HKIA, ARB HK

Paul is an Architect registered in the UK and HK. He graduated from the HKU with 1st Class Honors, Dean’s List and AIA Scholastic Award then from the AA in London with an High Pass in technical thesis.

Paul has 14 years of local and overseas professional experience with expertise in complex geometries and mega scale infrastructural projects. Previously he worked for KPF London and Aedas Ltd. His projects include Abu Duhbi Airport, XRL West Kowloon Terminus, Queen Mary Hospital redevelopment and Zhuhai Macao Bridge Border Crossing Facility.    

Paul has won over 25 competition awards including the 1st prize in HKBCF Design Competition and the recent 1st prize in the Design your Airport Competition.
 
Paul is an Assistant Professor (PT) in HKU architecture and a Lecturer (PT) in HKUSPACE and HKDI. He also holds workshops and gives lectures in other universities and professional institutes around the world. His research and design works have been reported and published extensively by international media such as CNN, NY Times, Reuters, BBC and SCMP.   

Paul recently discovered his interest in Aquascaping and started experimenting with his 6-gallon tank at home.

Mr. Ricky Suen

AA Dipl; RIBA; ARB(UK); Registered Architect (UK)

 

Ricky Suen is a registered architect in the UK. He is a partner at aona, an architecture design practice established with Charles Lai. The practice focuses on experimentation of interior/architectural/urban concepts, design methodology, architecture typologies and adaptive-reuse strategies. Ricky has 12-year of solid architectural and urban design experience and executed a wide range of scales and typologies, including competitions, infrastructure, mixed-use, cultural facilities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Southeast Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Prior to aona, he was a Senior Architect at OMA, he led competitions and commissioned projects in the Asia Pacific. He taught architecture and urban design studio at varies institutes such as the University of Hong Kong, HKU Space Architecture and PolyU SD and as external design critic in varies institutes including CUHK and HKDI. Ricky was graduated from the Architectural Association in London with an AA Diploma, holds an Advanced Diploma (Dist.) and Chartered Membership from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Mr. Slobodan Radoman

BA(Arch) Harvard College; MArch, Cert(Urban Design) MIT

 

Slobodan Radoman is a founder of the design practice RADDAR based in Hong Kong, with projects ranging from branding and interior design, to residential and office architecture projects and master plans. Current project sites are in China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Montenegro, Vanuatu and USA. Prior to establishing RADDAR Slobodan worked for six years at OMA’s offices in Rotterdam, NYC and Hong Kong, where he led architectural and urban design projects, from competition to detail design stages. Other professional stints include works for I.M. Pei (NYC), Odile Decq (Paris), Dominique Perrault (Paris), Benedetta Tagliabue (Barcelona). Slobodan left his native country Montenegro to complete an International Baccalaureate high school in the UK, UWC of the Atlantic, upon which he enrolled in Harvard College to complete a BA in Architecture degree, followed by a Master of Architecture degree and a Certificate in Urban Design at MIT. He is a recipient of several academic scholarships and fellowships including the Fellowship at MIT’s Legatum Center of Entrepreneurship.

Slobodan has experience teaching at MIT as teaching assistant; in Barcelona’s Institute for Advanced Architecture he lead MIT’s competition team for the Solar Decathlon in 2009. In Hong Kong he is a lecturer at Chu Hai College and at Hong Kong University Space Architecture. His current research focuses on peripheral urban zones and countryside, where he seeks opportunities for participatory design interventions. Slobodan is an active member of Hong Kong’s amateur basketball leagues. He speaks fluently Montenegrin, Spanish, Italian, and has an intermediate understanding of French.

Ms. Soraya Somarathne

Registered Architect (UK); ARB RIBA (UK)
BScArch, DipArch, MArch UCL, PgDipArch

 

Soraya is a UK registered architect. Since graduating from The Bartlett, University College London, Soraya spent six years working for Foster + Partners in Hong Kong. During this time Soraya helped to develop design strategies which optimised the operational and commercial performance of a number of existing buildings. Soraya was part of the design team which transformed The Murray, a Hong Kong listed government office, into 5-star boutique hotel. Soraya went on to lead the refurbishment of The Fleming Hotel in Hong Kong, which saw the regeneration of a fading 3-star business hotel into a boutique travel destination. In 2017, Soraya set up Studio Soraya Limited, an architecture and interior design studio based in Hong Kong. With a strong foundation in adaptive re-use and its impact on minimising waste, pollution and carbon emissions, Soraya has been developing her practice in design strategies for urban regeneration and sustainable living.

Studio Soraya’s award winning projects include Grassroots Eco-Home, an eco-friendly housing solution in remote and rural locations in China. In Grassroots Eco-Home, Soraya combined BCore, a carbon neutral construction material with plant and soil growth. In 2018, Studio Soraya was awarded 1st Prize for a proposal to repurpose disused 16th Century farms in Italy. This proposal was praised for its potential to protect heritage and the surrounding environment, whilst reviving the local textile and tourism industries. Studio Soraya has also been commended by RIBAJ and the Korean Institute of Architects for proposals which transform underutilised sites into low-carbon commercial propositions and which also promote wellness within local communities.

Mr. Susanto Soenjoyo

BArch Petra Christian University, Indonesia; MA(Urban Design) NUS;

LEED AP (ND); HKIUD

 

Susanto is a passionate designer whose focus is architecture-based urban design masterplanning with 7 years of professional experience of doing various projects ranging from small-scale urban districts to large-city-scale projects in South East Asia and China. He is able to bring his experience as a training architect into the large-scale development projects. He believes that a collaborative, interdisciplinary and integrated approach between landscape, architecture and urban design is the key to create sustainable places for both public and private realms.

 

Susanto has been working in Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong in the past years, this gives a broad and unique perspectives in his design process and life value. He loves travelling, hiking, and strolling the neighbourhood doing outdoor activities during his spare time.

Mr. Tony Chan

BEng(Hons); MSc; LEED AP; BEAM Pro (incl. BI); MBSOMES; CEng; MCIBSE; MHKIE(ENY, BSS); CEMAHK

 

Tony Chan is a specialist in sustainable design, energy / carbon management and corporate sustainability. He is passionate about environmental protection and energy conservation. He studied Renewable Energy and Architecture at University of Nottingham and has extensive experience in providing recommendations to customers on microclimate designs, energy efficiency applications and sustainable built environment optimizations. He gave several guest lectures in universities and is currently a part-time teacher in HKUSPACE. 
 
Tony holds a variety of professional credentials including Member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Building Services and Energy Disciplines), U.S. LEED Accredited Professional, UK Chartered Engineer, Member of The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Registered Energy Assessor, BEAM Professional and Certified Member of Environmental Management Association of Hong Kong. 
 
Aside from his professional pursuits, Tony is an addicted badminton player and singer. Also he is trying his best to make a better and greener world. He believes it can be done by spreading messages to positively affect the others, especially the youngsters who are our future.

Mr. Tony Leung

BA(Arch); AA Dipl; MSc UCL; RIBA Registered Architect (UK) 

 

Tony Leung is a UK-registered Architect graduated from the HKU, Architectural Association (AA) and University College London. He founded URB in 2002 after practicing in London and Hong Kong. His projects encompass different fields of design from architecture to interiors, furniture and product. Many of his projects have been awarded and exhibited internationally.

 

Over the past 18 years Tony has been teaching design studios and lecturing at different institutions in Hong Kong including HKUSPACE, PolyU, CUHK and HKDI.

Mr. Wes Chan

BSc, MA Poly UHK; MSc HK; PgDip, GradDip HKUSPACE; CHE

 

Graduated from HKU SPACE Cultural Heritage Management programme and articulated to HKU Faculty of Architecture for further study in architectural conservation, Wes is a multi-discipline educator with consolidated educational experience in cultural tourism, hospitality and event management. Apart from the focus on heritage interpretation, Wes specialized in conducting researches on cultural tourism and providing feasible tourism planning and sustainable development solutions of a destination.

Mr. Wilson Yik

BA(Arch. Studies), MArch HKU; BEAM Pro; HKIA; Registered Architect (HK)

Dr. Xoni Ma

BSc, PhD HKU; ISA Certified Arborist

Dr. Ma’s research focused utilizing field-based education in achieving effective environmental education. He is the Founder and Education Director of Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong. He is also the Lecturer at Science Unit of Core Curriculum and General Education Office, Lingnan University. He has been a coordinator and tutor in programmes for secondary and university students, leading overseas ecology field trips to countries such as Kenya and Madagascar. In recognition of his contributions in environmental education, he received the “HKU 2015 Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award”, “Roadshow Ecostar Award 2016” and “North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) EE 30 Under 30 2017”. He is now serving as a Member in the Education Working Group of Environmental Campaign Committee, HKSAR Government.

Mr. Yip Chun Hang

BAArch(Berkeley), MArch HKU; HKIA;

Registered Architect, Authorized Person (List of Architect)

 

Hang is a HK registered architect and an Authorized Person. After graduating in 2004, Hang spent his first eight years of his career working as both an architect and contractor. The unique skills and experience including the attention to material and details influence his design approach. In 2013 he co-founded LAAB, a laboratory for art and architecture dedicated to spatial innovations that cultivate communities and sustain environments. From public space and public art to architecture and interior, Hang excels as the architectural director of the collective of architects, designers, engineers, makers, and sociologist, with dedication to work together with forward-thinking clients and collaborators to bring visionary ideas to life.

 

A UC Berkeley and HKU alumni, Hang was honored by the “HKIA Young Architect Award” in 2014. Currently he is the architectural team leader of several proejcts such as the HK House for Echigo Tsumari, T-cafe at T Park, f22 and Kaleidome.  These projects had reached global design communities, with recognition from Japan Good Design Award Best 100, German Red Dot and iF Awards, as well as American Institute of Architects International Region Awards.  Hang had lectured architecture and design at CityU and HKDI.

 

He is also a plant enthusiast and seeks to integrate sustainability into LAAB's projects.

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