Lang, Jennifer

PhD HKU; MSc(Conservation) HKU; MS (Historic Preservation) Columbia; BA (Art History) NYU

Dr. Jennifer Lang has over 30 years of combined professional and academic experience in built-heritage conservation, with specialization in heritage research and evaluation, cultural resource management and conservation policy. Before coming to Hong Kong, she was the First Deputy Director for Preservation at one of the largest US government agencies responsible for built heritage conservation, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and subsequently was a Senior Architectural Historian at the California-based natural and cultural heritage consulting firm Garcia and Associates (GANDA). In 2014, she joined the Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) at HKU as a teaching staff focusing on redesigning the research-related courses in the postgraduate curriculum. In 2016, she was appointed ACP’s Deputy Director of Postgraduate Programmes; in 2017, she became the Director, and in 2018, she was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor. In 2017, she was elected the President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON), and in 2018, she was invited by UNESCO Bangkok as an expert representing HKU in reviewing university offerings related to the management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Asia-Pacific region.