UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Awards

The Faculty KE Awards were introduced in 2011. This is an annual exercise and funding awards are made by the KE Executive Group from the UGC’s earmarked grant for KE, which is allocated to institutions on an annual basis for the 2009-12 and 2012-15 trienniums. These awards aim to recognize each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishments that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. The awards are open to a) individual full-time staff members on Terms of Service I under Faculties; and b) teams led by a full-time member on Terms of Service I under a Faculty, which may comprise staff of any grades and/or students. Each Faculty KE Award carries a monetary award for further KE work.

Each year, Deans of all Faculties are requested to call for nominations from eligible staff members in all departments, centers and units under the Faculty. An Ad Hoc Faculty KE Award Selection Committee set up by individual faculties to consider the nominations and select an awardee.

Year 2016:
Cloud of Unknowing: A City with Seven Streets by Mr. Thomas Tsang

Cloud of Unknowing: A City with Seven Streets
Mr. Thomas Tsang, Department of Architecture

Members of the Faculty Selection Committee for KE Award 2016:

Name(s) Title/ Position
Professor Chris Webster Dean and Professor of Faculty of Architecture
Professor John H. Bacon-Shone Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange Office
Dr. Roger C.K. Chan Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Architecture
Sr. Serena Lau Former President, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Summary of evaluation by the Selection Committee

  • The project was voted #5 in the “Top Ten Public Exhibition for 2014 in Taiwan”
  • The project was nominated for Visual Arts Award by the Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture, Taiwan in 2014
  • This is a rare example of an architect curating a cast of high-calibre international artists to produce an exhibition that clearly captured a nation’s attention.

Year 2015:
Architecture Teaching Kit for all Secondary Schools in Hong Kong by Ms. Tris Kee and Dr. W.S. Wong

Architecture Teaching Kit for all Secondary Schools in Hong Kong
Ms. Tris Kee and Dr. W.S. Wong, Department of Architecture

Members of the Faculty Selection Committee for KE Award 2015:

Name(s) Title/ Position
Professor Chris Webster Dean and Professor of Faculty of Architecture
Professor John H. Bacon-Shone Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange Office
Dr. Wilson W.S. Lu Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction
Mr. Vincent Ng Director, AGC Design Ltd and President, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Summary of evaluation by the Selection Committee

  • There is clear evidence of impact on local community as copies of the Architecture Teaching Kit have been distributed to all secondary schools in Hong Kong to promote architecture
  • Publications have been derived from this Teaching Kit
  • The project has received appreciation from the Education Bureau who have endorsed the kit for teaching and learning
  • This project has provided a long awaited teaching material to teachers for teaching architecture in local secondary schools in conjunction with Liberal Studies for Learning Experience.

Year 2014:
Mapping Modern Architecture in Hong Kong by Dr. Cole Roskam

Mapping Modern Architecture in Hong Kong
Mr. Cole Roskam, Department of Architecture

Members of the Faculty Selection Committee for KE Award 2014:

Name(s) Title/ Position
Professor Chris Webster Dean and Professor of Faculty of Architecture
Professor John H. Bacon-Shone Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange Office
Professor Steve Rowlinson Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction
Mr. Bernard Lim Principal, AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group Ltd

Summary of evaluation by the Selection Committee

  • The project is an excellent example that showcases KE within the elements of Teaching and Learning.
  • The KE impact is evident as the project involves the local community. One of the members of the Ad Hoc Committee who visited the exhibition organised in the Central Market Oasis Gallery saw very good attendance from the public. The exhibition was highly regarded and very visible with a high level of engagement.  In addition, more than 2,000 independent visitors visited the bilingual website. So there is compelling evidence that the project had a high level of impact.
  • The project is fostered by Docomomo Hong Kong which comprises of members from several major academic and public institutions in Hong Kong. This partnership engagement is important and signifies a long term impact of the project.
  • As the project is based on high quality HKU knowledge, it is a distinct advantage

Year 2013:
‘ArtAlive@Park2010, ArtAlive@Park2012’ by Mr. Jason Carlow

‘ArtAlive@Park2010, ArtAlive@Park2012’
Mr. Jason Carlow, Department of Architecture

Members of the Faculty Selection Committee for KE Award 2013:

Name(s) Title/ Position
Professor David P.Y. Lung Dean and Professor of Faculty of Architecture
Dr. Roger C.K. Chan Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Architecture
Professor John H. Bacon-Shone Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange Office
Ms. Ada Y.S. Fung President of Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Summary of evaluation by the Selection Committee

  • The quality of Knowledge Exchange and Information is high. The evidence of KE impact is clearly observed from the media output and contribution to the community
  • The KE impact is evident from the LCSD’s recent decision to further promote the event.
  • The project benefitted all sectors of the community and showed high quality of knowledge sharing with various stakeholders.

Year 2012:
Taiping Bridge Renovation Project by Mr. John Lin

Taiping Bridge Renovation Project
Mr. John Lin, Department of Architecture

Members of the Faculty Selection Committee for KE Award 2012:

Name(s) Title/ Position
Professor David P.Y. Lung Dean and Professor of Faculty of Architecture
Dr. Roger C.K. Chan Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Architecture
Professor John H. Bacon-Shone Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange Office
Mr. Dominic K.K. Lam President of Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Summary of evaluation by the Selection Committee

  • The KE impact was evident as the project involved local village residents and professionals. The project also allowed students to participate in experiential learning in architecture.
  • This project possessed high social impact and engagement. The knowledge exchanged was both at the professional level and local level.
  • The quality of knowledge exchange was high as it covered local and overseas (China) impacts.
  • The project was successful in exchanging knowledge, information and ideas on architecture and construction method. It was able to exchange knowledge beyond Hong Kong’s geographical context.

Year 2011:
2007-08 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture by Prof. Weijen Wang

2007-08 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture
Prof. Weijen Wang, Department of Architecture

Members of the Faculty Selection Committee for KE Award 2011:

Name(s) Title/ Position
Professor David P.Y. Lung Dean and Professor of Faculty of Architecture
Dr. Roger C.K. Chan Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Architecture
Professor John H. Bacon-Shone Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange Office
Mr. Dominic K.K. Lam President of Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Summary of evaluation by the Selection Committee

  • The KE impact was evident as over ten thousand people attended the public exhibition. The project was able to allow students to participate in experiential learning in architecture and urban design.
  • All of its knowledge, exchange and information are well attended and created significant KE impact. It was first of its kind of exhibition and achieved reputable feedbacks from the general public.
  • The quality of Knowledge, Exchange and Information are all very high. The project covered both local and overseas (China) impacts.
  • The project has successfully exchanged knowledge, information and ideas. It was the first Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture and set good benchmark for future exhibition standards.

 

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