Important message from the Department of Architecture

Dear Department of Architecture Students,

To protect our entire community, please observe the following:



1 Your temperature will be taken daily for your HKU ID cards to unlock your studio doors. The temperature reading times each day are from 9-10am and 1:30-2:30pm. After the temperature check your HKU ID card will continue to open your studio doors until 9am the next day and on Friday it will continue to work until 9am on Monday.



2 Masks must be worn in the Knowles Building at all time. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after opening and closing any door. There is hand sanitizer at each studio door.



3 Maintain appropriate social distancing of remaining 2 meters apart, whenever practicable.



4 Do not allow in other students into studio. No eating in studio.






5 Desks are labeled A and B. Desks labeled A must be completely empty so they can be cleaned each Tue and Thurs morning from 8-11am. Desks labeled B must be empty so they can be cleaned each Mon, Wed, Fri morning from 8-11am. Any work found on a desk on the day it is to be cleaned will be thrown out and the student cannot make a claim against the Department for the loss of work or the expense of the model materials. No storing any materials on the floor and the floor must be clean at all times.



6 Materials for making models and completed models and drawings are to be stored on the 4th floor. Your HKU ID card will work for these rooms after you have had your temperature checked.



7 Any housemate that arrives back from overseas must be announced in an email to Eunice Kwok (


8 Students with housemates with fever or respiratory symptoms must not return to the campus. They should seek medical assistance as soon as possible.


9 Any violation of these regulations will result in the loss of the use of studio, the fabrication workshop, and laser cutting facilities for a week for that individual. These regulations might need to change from time to time, depending on the number of new COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong and any other factor determined by the Department of Architecture.


We seek for your cooperation and understanding with complying with these regulations to protect the health of everyone in society, not just yourself and not just our HKU community. Please continue to stay vigilant and make our collective health the top priority.

Best wishes,
Eric Schuldenfrei
Head of the Department of Architecture