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Mr. Chris Chan
BA(Arch. ) (1st Hons), RMITU; ARBV, Registered Architect (Australia); RAIA (Architect full member)
Chris is Project Director and Head of Hong Kong studio at Buro Ole Scheeren and a registered architect in Australia. He has collaborated with Ole Scheeren on numerous projects since joining Buro-OS. Chris and his partner interest in experimental exercises and observation during design process. Cross disciplines investigation could always the device for them to generate new species; Issues within the architectural realm of Morphology, Socio-Culture & Sustainability are investigated and experimented within the research sections to re-define the conceptual and the contemporary framework of urban and architectural design. Their think-tank delves deeply into socio-economics, culture and identity, exploring new prototype and approaches for future, whilst engaging in the factual domain simultaneously.
Chris was educated in both Hong Kong and Melbourne. His projects have been exhibited in Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism in 2008 and 2019. Chris was also recognized as one of the Australia’s Top 40 Design Graduates by Monument magazine in year 2005. He taught in the master’s program at RMIT University, Australia in 2009
Chris Leading several prestigious projects throughout Australia, Middle East and China, Chris’s portfolio includes master-planning, super high-rise, hospitality, commercial offices, a museum, retail and residential. The quality and creativity of his of work has contributed to several significant landmark developments. Prior to collaborate with Ole, he was design leader for Lab Architecture Studio (Melbourne) focus project in Asia. His projects with Lab included, Federation Square ACMI extension, Melbourne Australia, The Golden Eagle International Plaza in Nanjing. which was shortlisted in World Architecture Festival in 2018. Hotel and office project in King Abdullah Financial District Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Guardian Towers, in Abu Dhabi; Soho Shangdu, Beijing
Mr. Kan Chan
RIBA MHKIUD HKIA (associate) March BAAS (1st Hon)
Kan is the Head of Architecture in JLL, a RIBA Chartered Architect, based in Hong Kong. His works have been exhibited and published by ACAU and ARCASIA in the Asian Region, UCL in the UK, HKU and HKIA in Hong Kong and many others. He has been invited by the Venice Biennale GAA Foundation for exhibition in Venice since 2016. His Masters' thesis was nominated for RIBA president awards.
Prior to the setup of his studio, Kan worked in Aedas and Oval Partnership, and was a project and design director of a private developer focusing in East Africa region for which Kan was responsible for all design and construction works. Projects designed and executed in China, Hong Kong, Africa and the UK, Kan’s architectural design and planning experience includes transit-orientated developments, master-planning, retail, residential, education and interior architecture.
Internationally, the “Skypark” project in Luxembourg, jointly led by Kan, was awarded WAFX winner in World Architecture Festival. In Hong Kong, the consortium jointly led by Kan won the competition for the HKIA premises renovation, highlighted in the HKIA 65th anniversary exhibition and publication.
Kan has been awarded 40 under 40 by Perspective Global and the Youth Leader in Greater Bay Area by JCI. In 2022, Kan is appointed as Programme and Development Committee in the Culture,Sports and Tourism Bureau. He has taught in CUHK, CityU and HKDI in HK and Makerere University in Uganda.
Mr. Hayger Chan
Hayger was practicing in Beijing and Shanghai after graduation.
He came back to Hong Kong and joined OMA's Hong Kong office.
As a believer of "Knowledge was meant to be shared", during the practice, the determination of sharing was getting stronger every day.
"The way an architect works is for everyone."
With that idea, he had left OMA and chose to become a barista to share the design thinking over the coffee time.
It is Hayger's honor to teach the AD1 at the alma mater.
Mr. Alvin Wong
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. 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.
Mr. Bryan Chan
BA(Arch. Studies) (Hons), MArch HKU; HKIA, Registered Architect (HK, PRC Class 1), Authorized Person (List of Architects)
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)
Dino Paul Ip achieved both his Master of Science in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology and Bachelor of Arts in Photographic Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Other than as a professional photographer, he also focuses on multimedia production and teaches in different higher education institutions. His creative works have been published, broadcasted and exhibited in Germany, China and Hong Kong. Also, he was honored twice with the photo awards from Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers.
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.