Sunnie S.Y. Lau, born and raised in Hong Kong, graduated with a B.A in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley; and later on obtained her M.Arch from M.I.T. She has collaborated with internationally renowned architectural practices prior to postgraduate study at the M.I.T.; she worked with Morphosis Architects L.A., MVRDV Rotterdam, on international competitions, cultural projects and large scale urban developments. She also participated in the presentation drawings for the West Kowloon Cultural Competition when she was working at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA Asia) – Hong Kong. Recent experience covered TFP Farrell and Herzog de Meuron – in the design development of the M Plus Museum.
Her academic study focuses on urban masterplanning, urban mobility and infrastructure, architectural typologies with an interest in creative and innovative sustainable design strategies. She believes firmly in bridging professional and academia by active teaching engagements such as HKU M.Arch Design Studio, M.Arch Thesis, Urban research-oriented design seminar – “Urban Mobility and Smart Infrastructure”, the MIT B.S. Arch. Undergraduate Design Studio. More recently, she has been a regular design critic besides instructor at the architecture and urban design programs at local and Mainland Schools (HKU, CUHK, the China Academy of Art, Tongji University, etc) and Co-Curator & Exhibitor of the HK/SZ Bi-City Biennale Of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong) 2017.
Her current research-oriented practice – SOSArchitecture Urban Design Studio Ltd. covers a wide range of works; which includes but not limited to smart urban furnitures (Infrastructures), interior design, urban place-making , masterplanning, adaptive reuse and urban regeneration projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China.