Honorary Professor Patrick Lau received HKIA Gold Medal 2021

Lau, Patrick S.S.

Congratulations to Honorary Professor Patrick Lau on receiving the HKIA Gold Medal 2021.

Professor Lau taught architecture at HKU from 1973 to 2004, and was Head of the Department of Architecture from 1996 to 2000. His research has been widely published, including ‘Rural Architecture in Hong Kong’ (1979), which influenced the Hong Kong Government then to establish the Antiquities Advisory Board for the preservation of historical heritage.

Professor Lau’s numerous award-winning designs include the University of East Asia in Macau, French International School of Hong Kong, Hong Kong International School, West Island School, Australian International School Hong Kong, HKIEd Jockey Club Primary School, IVE Shatin Learning Resources Centre, Centre for the Blind and Sam Tung Uk Museum.

In public service, Professor Lau’s experience is just as impressive. He was Member in the Legislative Council from 2004 to 2012, serving the Architectural, Surveying and Planning Functional Constituency; HKIA President; Founding Chairman and Director of the Professional Green Building Council, among other significant roles. He was therefore praised by the Jury for ‘[leading] the profession with all-rounded contribution which is instrumental to the advancement of the profession and even the society. He is the first-ever architect in Hong Kong as an outstanding practitioner, educator, and LEGCO member advocating architecture in parallel with sustained success.’

Jury Statement

Press Coverage:
Hong Kong Economic Times
Hong Kong Economic Journal