Registered Architect, Honorary Professor of Architecture, and past holder of Lady Edith Kotewall Professor in the Built Environment at The University of Hong Kong, Professor David Lung also served as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at HKU from 2011-2013 and Head of Department of Architecture from 2000-2003. He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Chu Hai College.
Professor Lung earned his Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Oregon. He has practised and taught architecture in the US and in Hong Kong, with his life-long interest in the subject of vernacular architecture, an area where he has published and lectured for over 40 years.
Professor Lung is internationally recognised for his scholarship and work in the fields of vernacular architecture, heritage conservation and world heritage properties. He has been an active voice in the multifaceted discipline of architectural conservation, and is instrumental in bringing to fruition three UNESCO World Heritage Inscriptions: Historic City of Macao, Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, and the Historic Cities in the Straits of Malacca.