Jack Chui is an Assistant Professor in the MSc Conservation Programme at the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. He is a senior architectural conservationist in the Hong Kong office of Purcell. He felt a strong responsibility to conserve the urban fabric and historic buildings in the city, which led him to pursue a master’s degree in Architectural Conservation and Design at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. After joining Purcell in 2013, Jack devoted himself to a career in conservation.
With Jack’s passion and knowledge in conserving historic buildings, he identified the oldest shophouse in Hong Kong – 120 Wellington Street. Through submitting historic research and assessment to the antiquity authority, the building has been accorded Grade 1 and saved. He worked on the Central Police Station (Tai Kwun) project as a site based Architectural Conservationist, together with Purcell team, delivering the largest conservation project in Hong Kong to a success. More recently he led various conservation projects of different scale and nature, utilising his in-depth knowledge in local traditional building materials and construction.