Program Faculty

H. Koon Wee, Program Director
Specialises in Asian urban history & theory
Former Academic Director, Shanghai Study Center, HKU
Faculty Fellow, Advanced Cultural Leadership Program, HKU

Darren X. Zhou, Program Director
Specialises in 20th century modern architectural history & theory
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, HKU

Olivia Lai, Program Coordinator

HKU Faculty

Cole Roskam, Ph.D.
Specialises in architectural and urban history & theory, with special emphasis on Chinese fields
Published in numerous academic journals, including Orientations & Art Forum

Eric Schuldenfrei, Ph.D.
Specialises in visual theory, technology, culture, and new relationships between urbanism, architecture, and art
Director, ESKYIU
Former Curator, 2009 Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale

Eunice Seng, Ph.D.
Specialises in modern architectural history & theory, housing and the metropolis
Director, SKEW Collaborative, Shanghai & Hong Kong

Wang Fei
Specialises in visual theory in Chinese architecture & art forms
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, China Academy of Art
Director & Founder, Atelier Ten, Shanghai & Paris
Co-founder of Chinese Archi-image Phenomena

Zhou Ying, Ph.D.
Specialises in contemporary urban developments in East Asia
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, HKU

Honorary Faculty

Jason Carlow
Associate AIA
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, American University of Sharjah
Exhibited at numerous Biennales, including Venice & HK-Shenzhen

Minsuk Cho
Director & Founder, Mass Studies, Seoul
Presidential Citation from Korea & Architect for the 2010 Shanghai Expo Korean Pavilion
Progressive Architecture Award Winner
Architectural League Young Architects Award Winner

Kees Christiaanse
Program Leader & Module Leader, Future Cities Lab, ETH
Founder & Partner, KCAP Architects & Planners

Calvin Chua
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design
M.Arch, AA UK; RIBA Registered Architect

Do Phu Hung, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Dean of Urban Planning Faculty, University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City
Urban planning methodology, institution, conservation

Jiang Jun
Adjunct Professor, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Editor-in-chief, Urban China Magazine
Director, Underline office, Guangzhou & Hong Kong

Hyun Jun Kim
Assistant Professor, Kangwon National University, Seoul
Founding Director, Urban Topology
B.S., M.S. (SNU Korea); Dipl. AA School, London, UK; ARB, RIBA

Lai Chee Kian, Ph.D.
Former Professor, National University of Singapore
Historian, Southeast Asian Scholarship

Tat Lam, Ph.D.
Director, Urbanus Research Bureau
Research Scholar, China Lab, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Columbia University

Jennifer Lee
Director & Founder, OBRA Architects, Beijing & New York
PS1 MoMa Young Architects Program Winner
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows, Architecture / Environmental Structures
Former Faculty Member, Graduate Architecture Program, Pratt Institute

Li Xiangning, Ph.D.
Vice Dean & Associate Professor, Architectural History, Criticism & Theory,
Tongji University College of Architecture & Urban Planning
Curatorial Committee Member for 2007 Shenzhen Biennale & 2008 Shanghai Biennale
Academic Director, Curatorial Team, 5th Urbanism\Architecture Bi-City Biennale

William S.W. Lim, Hon.D.
Adjunct Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Chairman & Director, Asian Urban Lab, Singapore (NGO)
Chairman, AA Asia
Author & Editor of numerous books on Asian urbanism, including Incomplete Urbanism, Asian Alterity, & Non-West Modernist Past

Neville Mars
Chairman & Founder, Dynamic City Foundation
Director, MARS Architects, Shanghai
Founder, BURB.TV, Collaborative Research Wiki
Author & Editor of numerous publications on urbanism
Organizer of numerous forums on Asian urbanism, including the Caofeidian Eco-City Forum

Edda Ostertag
Researcher, Future Cities Lab, ETH
Module IV: Urban Design Strategies & Resources

Lynn Pan
Former Director, Chinese Heritage Center, Singapore
Author of numerous books examining the issues of diaspora and Chinese history, including Sons of the Yellow Emperor & The Story of the Overseas Chinese

Daan Roggeveen
Founder & Coordinator of the Go West Project
Co-author of How the City Moved to Mr. Sun: China’s New Megacities

Kyuduk Seo
Assistant Professor, Kangwon National University, Seoul
B.S. (Hanyang, Korea); M.Arch1, UCLA, USA

Shi Mingzheng, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Duke Kunshan University
Former Director, New York University Shanghai Program
Published widely on Chinese urban history & society, including an upcoming book comparing the cities of Beijing & Shanghai

Jeffrey Soule
Director of Outreach and International Programs, American Planning Association
Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University
Special Advisor, City of Nanjing

Tong Ming, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Tongji College of Architecture & Urban Planning
Advisory Committee for Ph.D. students, Tongji College of Architecture & Urban Planning
Director & Founder, TM Studio, Shanghai

Tran Mai Anh, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Urban Planning Faculty, University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City
Spatial planning systems and developmental control, with a focus in informal versus formal development in developing countries
M.Arch, Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Japan

Vu Thi Hong Hanh, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Vice Dean of Architecture Faculty, University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City
Urban Design
M.LArch, University of Adelaide; Ph.D, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Raefer Wallis
Founder, Giga Base Green Practices (NGO)
Director & Founder, A00 Architecture
CNN (Asia) 135 People to Watch
Award-winning Architect of Asia’s first carbon neutral hotel – URBN Hotel in Shanghai