Hilgefort, Jason Richard

BUP(UC); MArch(UBC); PHD candidate(RMIT); AICP

Jason is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban Planning and Design. He is the co-ordinator of the International Studio for the Master of Urban Design.

Jason Hilgefort is an urbanist | architect who studied at the University of British Columbia, University of Cincinnati, and is currently a PHD candidate at RMIT. His work experience ranges from New York, Rotterdam, to Mumbai and includes working with Peter Calthorpe, Rahul Mehrotra, Maxwan A+U, and ZUS. He lead Maxwan’s numerous competition victories in Helsinki, Basel, Kiev, Brussels, Ostrava, Hannover, and Lithuania before winning Europan 11 in Vienna. He subsequently founded Land+Civilization Compositions, a Rotterdam | Hong Kong based studio exploring issues at the ever expanding edge of urbanism that views city creation as an Currently LCC is constructing Forest Park in Guangming, Shenzhen; detailing its winning urban public space design for Qianhai; and competing in a series of competitions in the Greater Bay Area.

Jason’s teaching experience includes Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. He was a subcurator in the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Urbanism/Architecture Biennale and a co-director of its educational platform. He is  the Academic Director of Aformal Academy for urbanism | landscape | public art in Shenzhen. He is also a regular writer, contributing to assorted publications over the years including Volume, Architecture Review, Domus, AD and more. He recently co-founded the Institute for Autonomous Urbanism which is focused on how the disruptive developments of dispersed infrastructure frame a moment in time where we can fundamentally reconceive of how we make, fund, and even conceptualize the world that surrounds us.