CURRICULUM VITAE

(Updated 2017-11-20)

(The most updated version of this CV can be downloaded from: http://acp.arch.hku.hk/people/Hoyin%20CV.htm)

 

 

Born: Hong Kong, 1962

 

Dr. LEE Ho Yin (“Hoyin”) 李浩然 博士

BA(AS) NUS; BArch NUS; PhD HKU; HKICON; AssocHKIA; HonAIA(HK)

 

Associate Professor in Architectural Conservation  建築文物保護 副教授

Head, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP Division) (http://acp.arch.hku.hk)

Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 3917 7952; Mobile: (852) 9180 7341

Fax: (852) 3917 2556; E-mail: hoyin@hku.hk

 

 

PERSONAL PARTICULARS

Biography

Dr LEE Ho Yin is a founder and the longest serving Director (2006-2015) of the Architectural Conservation Programmes, the first postgraduate academic unit in China dedicated to the discipline of architectural conservation.  In 2015, the unit was elevated to a Division, and he became the Founding Head of the Division.  Before joining HKU in 2000, he was an Associate Director of an architectural practice, and has been involved in architectural projects in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mainland China and Singapore.  A well-published academic and an experienced practitioner in built-heritage conservation, he has been appointed by UNESCO as well as government agencies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas as an expert advisor or a consultant for conservation projects.  He is a former member of the Hong Kong Government’s Antiquities Advisory Board, Founding Vice-President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON), Associate Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), and Honorary Affiliate Member of the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-Hong Kong).  He currently chairs the Heritage Working Group for Tai Kwun (Central Police Station Revitalisation Project), and serves on Tai Kwun’s Advisory Committee and the URA’s Planning, Development and Conservation Committee.

 

Education

1992-1997           PhD, Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong (degree conferred in 1998)

1987-1989           BArch, School of Architecture, National University of Singapore (degree conferred in 1989)

1983-1986           BA(AS), School of Architecture, National University of Singapore (degree conferred in 1986)

1979-1980           Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level, Temasek Junior College, Singapore

1975-1978           Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level, St. Patrick’s Boys’ School, Singapore

Professional Affiliations

Lifelong                Honorary Affiliate Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hong Kong Chapter (conferred in 2014)

2010-current      Professional Member (and Founding Vice-President, 2010-2015), The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON)

2007-current      Associate Member, Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)

2005-current      Corporate Member, International Council on Monuments and Sites, China (ICOMOS China)

Awards

2015                      HKU Long Service Award, for 15 years of service to The University of Hong Kong.

2014                      AIA Honorary Affiliate Member, conferred by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hong Kong Chapter, in recognition of distinguished achievement in heritage conservation in the Chapter’s region.

2014                      HKU Faculty of Architecture Knowledge Exchange Award 2014 (Team Award), for “Mapping Modern Architecture in Hong Kong,” project team of eight HKU Faculty academic staff led by Dr. Cole Roskam, HKU Department of Architecture.

2013                      HKU Faculty of Architecture Outstanding Teaching Award, awarded for teaching excellence at the faculty level.

2005                      Award of Honour, School Category, Hong Kong Heritage Awards 2004 (award presented in 2005), awarded by the HKSAR Government for excellence in heritage education.

1994                      Li Po Chun Postgraduate Scholarship Awards.

1988                      6th Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Competition for Architecture Students; entry selected for exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

Public Service Appointments

2017-current      Program Advisor, Hang Lung Young Architects Program, appointed by Hang Lung Properties from October 2017 to the end of the programme in August 2018.  This is a youth training programme for the understanding of architectural heritage and design in Hong Kong, and involving the participation of 300 students from 30 local secondary schools.

Website: http://youngarchitects.hanglung.com/en-US/about-the-program/details.

2016-current      Co-opted Member, Planning, Development and Conservation Committee, Urban Renewal Authority, Hong Kong; appointed by the Board of the Urban Renewal Authority for a two-year term from 6 May 2016.

Website: http://www.ura.org.hk/en/about-ura/corporate-governance/board-and-committees/committees/planning-committee.aspx.

2016-current      Member, Advisory Committee, Central Police Station Revitalisation Project; appointed by Tai Kwun (trading name of the Jockey Club CPS Ltd.) for a two-year term from 2 May 2016.

Press release: http://www.taikwun.hk/en/press_release/tai-kwun-announced-the-formation-of-advisory-committee/.

News report: http://www.mingpaocanada.com/realtimenews/VAN/content_hk_new.cfm?aid=209255&m=0.

2015-current      Chairman, Heritage Working Group, Central Police Station Revitalisation Project; appointed by Tai Kwun (trading name of the Jockey Club CPS Ltd.) for a one-year term from 1 April 2015; reappointed twice from 1 April 2016 and 2017.

Press release: http://www.taikwun.hk/en/press_release/senior-staff-and-advisors-appointed-for-heritage-project/.

News report: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1768888/senior-new-staff-appointed-re-energise-controversial-central-police.

2015-current      Council Member and Honorary Treasurer, The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON); the former by election, and the latter by appointment by the HKICON Council, for a two-year term from 1 June 2015.

2012-current      Member, Technical Committee on Building Safety and Health Requirements for Historic Buildings under the Buildings Ordinance, Buildings Department, HKSAR Government; appointed by the HKSAR Buildings Department for a three-year term from June 2012, and reappointed for another three-year term from June 2015.

2014-2016           Director, Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CAChe); appointed by the CACHe Board, for a two-year term from 27 October 2014.

2014-2015           Member of Steering Committee, Southern District Sustainable Development Education Programme (SDSDE Programme) 南區可持續發展教育計劃,appointed by the Warehouse Teenage Club from April 2014 to the end of the project in August 2015).  The SDSDE Programme is a project of The Warehouse Teenage Club, funded with a grant of HK$1,340,950 for a period of 24 months by the Sustainable Development Fund.  See: http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201308/26/P201308260231.htm and http://orc.susdev.gov.hk/en/development_of_sd/sd_fund_introduction/index.html.

2010-2016           Member, Town Planning Appeal Board Panel, HKSAR Government; appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive for a three-year term from October 2010, and reappointed for another three-year term from October 2013.

2010-2015           Founding Vice-President, The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON); elected by the HKICON Founding Council for two two-year terms from September 2010, and extended for 9 months to June 2015.

2008-2012           Member, Antiquities Advisory Board, HKSAR Government; appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive for a two-year term from December 2008, and reappointed on another two-year term from December 2010.

2011                      Member, Central Oasis Tender Review Panel, Urban Renewal Authority; appointed by the URA.

2010                      Editorial Advisor, Teaching Kit on Heritage Conservation, Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, HKSAR Government; appointed by the HKSAR Commissioner for Heritage’s Office.

2009                      Examiner, Civil Service Recruitment Written Examination Committee of the Cultural Heritage Department, Macau SAR Government; appointed by the Macau SAR Cultural Heritage Department.

Charity Work

2012-2013           Sponsored scholarships for the Hong Kong Association of University Women.  (With Stacy Belcher Lee)

2006-2015           “Hooray Our First Computers,” a private initiative to donate computers with Internet access to rural primary schools in Yunnan, China.  (With Lynne DiStefano and Huang Yinwu)

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

HKU Academic Appointments

2015-current      Head, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP)

2015-current      Associate Professor, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP)

2006-2015           Director, Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), Department of Architecture

2013-2015           Associate Professor, Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), Department of Architecture

2003-2013           Assistant Professor, Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), Department of Architecture

2003-2010           Assistant Professor, BA(AS) and MArch Design Studio, Department of Architecture

2003-2005           Programme Coordinator, Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), Department of Architecture

2000-2003           Post-doctoral Fellow (carrying the title of Honorary Assistant Professor), Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), Department of Architecture

HKU Administration Service

University-level

2014-current      Chairman, Working Party on Student Residences at Mui Fong Street, Wong Chuk Hang and High West (appointed by the Executive Vice-President (Administration and Finance) / Chairman of the Accommodation Committee)

2014-current      Member, Consultants Assessment Panel (appointed by the Executive Vice-President (Administration and Finance) / Chairman of the Consultants Assessment Panel)

2013-current      Member, Accommodation Committee (appointed by the Vice-Chancellor)

2011-2014           Member, University Museum and Art Gallery Management Committee (appointed by the Vice-Chancellor)

2013-2014           Acting Director, University Museum and Art Gallery (short-term appointments)

2005-2009           Faculty Representative, HKU Board of Academic Awards

2005-2009           Member, Selection Board, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships and Fellowships

2008-2009           Member (representing the Faculty of Architecture), Teaching and Learning Quality Committee

2007-2009           Member, Selection Committee, HKU The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships

Faculty-level

2013-current      Faculty Review Committee for BA(Conservation), Faculty of Architecture

2011-current      Member, Faculty Curriculum Development Committee (FCDC), Faculty of Architecture

2011-current      Member, Community Project Workshop (CPW) / Faculty Knowledge Exchange Unit Supervisory Board, Faculty of Architecture

2007-current      Member, Appeals Panel, Performance Review and Staff Development (PRSD), Faculty of Architecture

2006-current      Member, Faculty Executive Committee (FEC), Faculty of Architecture

2006-current      Member, Faculty Review Committee for MSc(Conservation)/PDip(Conservation), Faculty of Architecture

2012                      Acting Head of the Department of Architecture (short-term appointments)

2011-2013           Member, Appeals Panel, Performance Review and Development (PRD), Faculty of Architecture

2011                      Member (representing the Faculty of Architecture), Committee on Discontinuation

2007-2016           Acting Chairman of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Architecture (short-term appointments)

2007-2009           Acting Dean of the Faculty of Architecture (short-term appointments)

Department/Division-level

2015-current      Member, Departmental Postgraduate Research Committee (DPRC), Department of Real Estate and Construction

2015-current      Fire Warden, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes

2009-2015           Fire Warden, Department of Architecture

2006-2015           Member, Departmental Postgraduate Research Committee (DPRC), Department of Architecture

2009-2010           Member, Advisory Panel for the Department of Architecture Headship Exercise, Department of Architecture

HKU-SPACE

2007-current      Member, Academic Committee, Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management programme, HKU-SPACE

HKU Teaching Responsibilities

2012-current      BA(Conservation), Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP)

2003-current      PhD and MPhil Thesis Supervision, cross-departments, Faculty of Architecture

2000-current      MSc(Conservation) and PDip(Conservation), Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP)

2012-2016           BSc(Surveying) Year-3 Surveying Studio 3 and 4, Department of Real Estates and Construction

2003-2010           MArch Year-2 Design Studio, Department of Architecture

2005-2008           BA(AS) Year-3 Design Studio, Department of Architecture

2004-2005           BA(AS) Year-2 Design Studio, Department of Architecture

2003-2004           BA(AS) Year-1 Design Studio, Department of Architecture

HKU Examiner

2015-current      Chief Examiner, MSc(Conservation) and PDip(Conservation), Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP)

2012-current      Chairman of Oral Exams, PhD/MPhil, Faculty of Architecture

2012-current      Internal Examiner, BSc(Surveying) Year-2 Surveying Studio, Department of Real Estate and Construction

2004-current      Internal Examiner, PhD and MPhil, Faculty of Architecture

2000-current      Internal Examiner, MSc(Conservation) and PDip(Conservation), Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP)

2003-2010           Internal Examiner, MArch Year-2 Design Studio, Department of Architecture

2005-2008           Internal Examiner, BA(AS) Year-3 Design Studio, Department of Architecture

2004-2005           Internal Examiner, BA(AS) Year-2 Design Studio, Department of Architecture

2003-2004           Internal Examiner, BA(AS) Year-1 Design Studio, Department of Architecture

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Architectural and Conservation

2000-2015           Founding Partner, Architectural Conservation Office, Hong Kong

1997-1999           Associate Director, Vincent Lai & Partners Ltd., Hong Kong

1991-1992           Senior Design and Project Architect, ADDP Architects, Singapore

1989-1991           Designer and Project Architect, Design Design Architects, Hong Kong

Military

1980-1983           Full-time military service in the Singapore Army (volunteered as a British-Hong Kong passport holder, granted Singapore citizenship upon completion of service)

1981-1983           Team Leader, Combat Tracker Team 3, Combat Tracker Wing, 3rd Division HQ

§  deployed to the Royal Sultanate of Brunei for eight months

1981                      Infantry Section Leader, 5th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment

§  participated in battalion-level exercise

 

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Books

2016                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, “Hong Kong’s Back Alleys: The Ugly, the Bad and the Good,” text for Michael Wolf’s photo book Informal Solutions: Observations in Hong Kong Back Alleys (Hong Kong: WE Press, January 2016), 79-93.  [257 pages; ISBN 9789881423030]

§  The fourth book in the series with German photographer Michael Wolf that features Hong Kong’s cultural heritage for an international readership.

§  Internationally reported in art magazines, including Aesthetica Magazine (9 December 2015), FT Magazine (6 November 2015)

§  Cover story in the Post Magazine of the South China Morning Post (17 January 2016); see:

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/books/article/1901107/hong-kong-photographer-michael-wolf-explores-back.

2014                      Katie Cummer, Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, Heritage Revealed (Hong Kong: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, October 2014).  [153 pages; ISBN 9789881227249]

§  This book documents the history and heritage of the Former Explosive Magazine site, and tells the multi-layered story of its conservation and adaptive reuse as the home of the society's branch in Hong Kong.

§  Book launch announcement by Asia Society: http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/history-heroes-heritage-revealed.

§  Book launch at Asia Society: http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/heritage-revealed-book-launch.

2013                      Lee Ho Yin, Lynne DiStefano and Katie Cummer, “Small God, Big City: Earth God Shrines in Urban Hong Kong,” text for Michael Wolf’s photo book Small God Big City (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, March 2013), 5-19, 105-119.  [124 pages; ISBN 9789888139934]

§  The third book in the series with German photographer Michael Wolf that features Hong Kong’s cultural heritage for an international readership.

§  Distributed in the US by the University of Washington Press in Seattle (see: http://www.worldwide-artbooks.com/wwb_search.php?artist=Wolf%2C%20Michael).

§  Book announcement by HKU Press:

http://www.hkupress.org/Common/Reader/Products/ShowProduct.jsp?Pid=1&Version=0&Cid=16&Charset=iso-8859-1&page=-1&key=9789888139934.

2011                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, with Katie Cummer, “Corner Delight: Hong Kong Composite Buildings of the 1950s and 1960s,” text for Michael Wolf’s photo book Hong Kong Corner Houses (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, December 2011), 8-20.  [136 pages; ISBN 9789888028726]

§  The second book in the series with German photographer Michael Wolf that features Hong Kong’s cultural heritage for an international readership.

§  Distributed in the US by the University of Washington Press in Seattle (see: http://www.worldwide-artbooks.com/wwb_search.php?artist=Wolf%2C%20Michael).

§  Book announcement by HKU Press:

http://www.hkupress.org/Common/Reader/Products/ShowProduct.jsp?Pid=1&Version=0&Cid=16&Charset=iso-8859-1&page=-1&key=9789888028726.

2010                      Winnie Yeung (author) and Lee Ho Yin (illustrator), 《文化、地方、人情:灣仔風物誌》 [Culture, Places, People: Wan Chai Heritage Book].  Funded and published by the Wan Chai District Council, with research and editorial contributions by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes and the Hong Kong Boys and Girls Club Association.  See:

§  Credited as a “breakthrough” book in introducing the cultural heritage of a Hong Kong urban district by focusing not on the history but the connection of the people with their physical, social and economic environment.  See: http://publishing.com.hk/pubnews/newsdetail.asp?newsid=20110318011.

2009                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, “Behind the 100,” text for Michael Wolf’s photo book Hong Kong Inside (Berlin: Peperoni Books, September 2009), 206-211. [352 pages; ISBN 9783941825062]

§  The first book in the series with German photographer Michael Wolf that features Hong Kong’s cultural heritage for an international readership.

§  Distributed in the US by the Aperture Gallery of the internationally significant art organization, Aperture Foundation in New York City (see: http://www.aperture.org/shop/michael-wolf-nine-rooms-limited-edition-photograph#.UPeS5idJ7e5).

2002                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, A Tale of Two Villages: The Story of Changing Village Life in the New Territories (Hong Kong and New York: Oxford University Press, July 2002).  [144 pages, ISBN 0195928598]

Book Chapters

2017                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, “Hong Hong,” in Chapter 5 “Asia” of Time Frames: Conservation Policies for Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage, edited by Ugo Carughi and Massimo Visone (Oxon and New York: Routledge, April 2017), 129-131.  [532 pages; ISBN 978-1-47-248929-6 (hardback); 978-1-31-526986-3 (e-book)]

§  See: https://www.amazon.com/Time-Frames-Conservation-Twentieth-Architectural/dp/1472489292.

2017                      Lee Ho Yin, Lynne DiStefano and Katie Cummer, Hong Kong’s Urban Earth God Shrines: An Evolving Intangible Tradition in a Modern Urban Setting,” chapter in Intangible Cultural Heritage in Contemporary China: The Participation of Local Communities, edited by Khun-Eng Kuah and Zhaohui Liu (Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2017 [published November 2016]), 49-73.  [152 pages; ISBN 978-1-138-64418-2 (hardback)]

§  See: https://www.amazon.com/Intangible-Cultural-Heritage-Contemporary-China/dp/1138644188.

2016                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, “Tong Lau: Hong Kong’s Anglo-Cantonese Shophouse Typology,” chapter in Shophouse / Townhouse: Asian Perspectives, edited by Wong Yunn Chii and Johannes Widodo (Singapore: Department of Architecture, School of Design & Environment, National University of Singapore, April 2016), 200-209.  [227 pages; ISBN 978-981-09-1065-5]

§  See: http://arecabooks.com/product/shophouse-townhouse-asian-perspectives/.

2015                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, “From Zero Sum Game to Arranged Marriage: The Struggle between Built Heritage Conservation and Urban Development in Post-colonial Hong Kong,” chapter in Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability: International Frameworks, National and Local Governance, edited by Sophia Labadi and William Logan (New York: Routledge, October 2015), 196-213.  [360 pages; ISBN 978-1-138-84573-2 (hardback); 978-1-138-84575-6 (paperback); 978-1-315-72801-8 (e-book)]

§  See: https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Heritage-Development-Sustainability-International-ebook/dp/B0171ZR03G/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1494865866&sr=1-1&keywords=Urban+Heritage%2C+Development+and+Sustainability%3A+International+Frameworks%2C+National+and+Local+Governance.

2007                      David Lung, Lynne DiStefano, Lee Ho Yin and Debbie Wong, Interpreting the Significance of Heritage Sites, in Asia Conserved: Lessons Learned from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation (2000-2004), edited by Richard A. Engelhardt and Montira Horayangura Unakul (Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, August 2007), 21-27.  [440 pages; ISBN 92-9223-117-0]

2003                      Lee Ho Yin, The Singapore Shophouse: An Anglo-Chinese Urban Vernacular, in Asia’s Old Dwellings: Tradition, Resilience, and Change, edited by Ronald G. Knapp (New York: Oxford University Press, July 2003), 115-134.  [500 pages; ISBN 0-19-592858-X]

2003                      Lee Ho Yin, “The Kampong House: An Evolutionary History of Peninsular Malaysia’s Vernacular Houseform,” in Asia’s Old Dwellings: Tradition, Resilience, and Change, edited by Ronald G. Knapp (New York: Oxford University Press, July 2003), 235-258.  [500 pages; ISBN 0-19-592858-X]

2001                      David Lung, Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, Hong Kong, in Living Heritage: Vernacular Environment in China, edited by Kai-Yin Lo and Puay-Peng Ho (Hong Kong: First Asia Resources, March 2001), 204-231.  [253 pages, ISBN 962-8555-41-3]

Journal Papers

2016                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, “Chinese Renaissance Architecture in China and Hong Kong,” Context (Journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, IHBC), No. 145 (July 2016): 17-20.  Published by UK’s Institute of Historic Building Conservation, ISSN 0958-2746, accessible at:

http://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Chinese_renaissance_architecture_in_China_and_Hong_Kong.

2016                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, “The Hong Kong Shophouses,” Context (Journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, IHBC), No. 145 (July 2016): 13-15.  Published by UK’s Institute of Historic Building Conservation, ISSN 0958-2746, accessible at:

http://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/The_Hong_Kong_shophouse.

2016                      (By alphabetical order) Margaret Brooke, Adrian Cheung, Lynne DiStefano, Daniel Ho, Lee Ho Yin, Michael Moir and Roy Ying, “Adaptive Reuse of Built Heritage in Hong Kong: Integrated Conservation Approach for Development,” RICS Insight Paper, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), February 2016.  Published on-line by RICS, accessible at:

http://www.rics.org/Global/Hong_Kong_Heritage_Insight.pdf.

2015                      Lee Ho Yin, “Size Does Matter: The ‘Order of Focus’ Approach for Conserving and Exhibiting Large-scale Military Artefacts in Military Museums,” in Surveying & Built Environment, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (December 2015): 83-94.  Published by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, ISSN 1816-9554, accessible at:

http://www.hkis.org.hk/hkis/general/journal/SBEvol24iss1.pdf.

2014                      Lee Ho Yin and John R. Crampton, “Bare Hands, Steel Tracks: The Chinese Labour Corps in the Service of British Tanks during the Great War” in Stand To!, No. 100 (June 2014): 118-123.  Published by the Western Front Association, UK, ISSN 02616548, in the special commemorative edition of Stand To! for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, accessible at:

http://www.heritageworldmedia.com/downloads/pdfs/War%203%20Draft.pdf.

2011                      Lee Ho Yin, “Chinese Eyes on British Tanks: Historical Verification of a War Heritage,” in Surveying & Built Environment, Vol. 21, Issue 2 (Dec. 2011): 12-20.  Published by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, ISSN 1816-9554, accessible at:

http://www.hkis.org.hk/hkis/general/journal/SBEvol21b.pdf.

2011                      Sharif S Imon, Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, “UNESCO-ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management Initiative to Establish Interpretation And Presentation Standards at World Heritage Sites in Asia,” in Journal of Heritage Tourism, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 2011): 245-254.  Published by Routledge (London), ISSN 1743-873X.

2007                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Urbanism and Conservation on the Victoria Harbour-front, in SPACE, no. 447 (August 2007): 75-77.

2007                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, “Architectural Conservation Programme (ACP): The Concurrent Development of Conservation Perception and Conservation Education in a City of Change, in HKIA Journal, no. 50 (3rd Quarter 2007): 52-55.  [Published by Edge Media Limited for The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, ISSN 1028-4Professional journal article.

2006                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Chinese-Built Western Towers: The Hyper-Tradition of the Overseas Chinese’s Fortified Towers in the Cantonese Counties of Kaiping and Taishan, published in the IASTE Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series, edited by Nezar AlSayyad, Vol. 193 (2006), 1207-1228.  [Published by International Association for the Study of Traditional Environment (UC Berkeley)]  See:

http://iaste.berkeley.edu/pdfs/14.1-Fall02Proceedings-sml.pdf.

High Impact Government Reports

2014                      Lynne DiStefano, Lee Ho Yin, Katie Cummer, Hal Kalman and CUHK Centre for Architectural Heritage Research (led by Henry K. W. Lo), “Consultancy Study on the Heritage Conservation Regimes in Other Jurisdictions,” a consultancy report commissioned by the HKSAR Development Bureau as the key reference report for the 2014 Review of Built Heritage Conservation Policy, completed in April 2014.  See: http://www.aab.gov.hk/en/news_20150109.php and https://www.devb.gov.hk/en/sdev/press/index_id_8881.html.  The report is accessible at: http://www.builtheritagereview.hk/common/info/publication_doc3.pdf.

2010                      Lynne DiStefano, Richard Engelhardt and Lee Ho Yin, “UNESCO World Heritage Feasibility Study for Singapore,” a ministerial-level report commissioned by the Singapore Government’s Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts to identify cultural heritage sites qualified for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, completed in November 2010.  The report formed the basis for a five-year process leading to the successful inscription of Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site on 4 July 2015: “Singapore Botanical Gardens.”  See: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1483.

Conference Papers

2014                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, "Purposeful Repurposing: Adaptive Reuse of Hong Kong's Heritage Buildings," proceedings of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Annual Conference 2014 – Hong Kong: Our Smart City in the Next 30 Years (HKIS 2014, 22-25).  The conference was organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, held in Hong Kong, 13 September 2014.  Paper accessible on-line at:

http://www.hkis.org.hk/archive/materials/category/20160816154213.0.pdf

2011                      Lynne DiStefano, Lee Ho Yin and Katie Cummer, “Hong Kong Style Urban Conservation,” proceedings of the ICOMOS 17th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium – Heritage: A Driver of Development (ICOMOS 2011, 29-37).  The symposium was organised by the International Council On Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), held at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 27 November to 2 December 2011.  Paper accessible on-line at:

http://openarchive.icomos.org/1106/1/Session1_DISTEFANO_LEE_CUMMER.pdf.

2008                      Sharif S Imon, Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, Preserving the Spirit of the Historic City of Macao: Complexity and Contradiction(s), proceedings of the ICOMOS 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium – Finding the Spirit of the Place (ICOMOS 2008).  The symposium was organised by the International Council On Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), held at Quebec City, Canada, 29 September to 4 October 2008.  Paper accessible on-line at:

http://openarchive.icomos.org/142/1/77-X5iu-182.pdf.

2008                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, “The Development of Urban Conservation in Hong Kong,” proceedings of the International Conference on Urban Sustainability 2008.  The conference was organised by ICONUS / Hong Kong College of Technology, held in Hong Kong, 14 January 2008.  Paper accessible on-line at:

http://www.psdas.gov.hk/content/doc/2006-3-03/Conference_proceedings%20-%202006-3-03.pdf.

2007                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, “From Theory to Practice: Transforming Values-centered Management from a Theoretical Platform to a Practical Method of Protecting Cultural Heritage Values through the Protection of Character-defining Elements, presented at the Forum on the Protection of Traditional Architecture of World Heritage Properties, organised by Chinese National Commission for UNESCO and co-organised by UNESCO World Heritage Institute of Training and Research-Asia and Pacific (Suzhou), held in Suzhou, 5 December 2007.

2006                      Sharif S Imon, Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, Can Public Participation Fill the Gap of Inadequate Measures for Protection and Management of Heritage Places and Their Settings in Developing Countries?: Case Studies from Old Dhaka, proceedings of the Research Conference on Asian Approaches to Conservation 2006 (Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University 2006, 56-62) [ISBN 978-974-9990-88-9].  The conference was organised by the UNESCO-ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management and the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 3-5 October 2006.    Content page accessible on-line at:

http://www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/user_upload/culture/AAHM/Asian_Approaches_to_Conservation.pdf

2006                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Chinese-Built Western Towers: Overseas Chinese’s Fortified Towers in the Cantonese Counties of Kaiping and Taishan, proceedings of the 10th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) – Hyper-Traditions, organised by IASTE, University of California, Berkeley, held in Bangkok, 15-18 December 2006.  Selected for publication in the 2006 Working Paper Series, Volume 193, “Hyper-Tradition and the Imaginary in Place-Making”; see:

http://iaste.berkeley.edu/2006WPS.htm.

2005                      Lee Ho Yin, David Lung and Euphemia Chow, The Changing ‘Rural’ Setting of Hong Kong’s New Territories in the 20th Century, proceedings of the ICOMOS 15th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Monuments and Sites in their Setting: Conserving Cultural Heritage in Changing Townscapes and Landscapes.  The symposium was organised by the International Council On Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), held in Xi’an, China, 17 to 21 October 2005.  Paper accessible on-line at:

http://www.international.icomos.org/xian2005/papers/1-23.pdf.

2002                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, The Adoption of the British Cottage Roof Form in the Far East: Accidental Architectural Imperialism? proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments – (Un)Bounding Tradition: The Tension of Borders and Regions.  The Conference was organised by the International Association for the study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), held in Hong Kong, China, 12 to 15 December 2002.)  Abstract accessible on-line at:

Online Articles for HKSAR Government Organisations

2017                      Lee Ho Yin and Lai Chi Pong, 香港唐樓原來有四代! (“There are Four Generations of Hong Kong Tong Lau!”), internet article published on 9 October 2017, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣益), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?id=3210&mother_id=862.

2017                      Lee Ho Yin and Lai Chi Pong, 〈電影《攻殼機動隊》的保育示〉 (“Conservation Revelation from the Movie Ghost in the Shell”), internet article published on 5 June 2017, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣益), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?mode=showThread&id=3139&mother_id=862.

2017                      Lee Ho Yin and Lai Chi Pong, 〈從皇都戲院展望香港建築保育的前景 (“What Can the State Theatre Tell Us About the Way Forward for Hong Kong’s Built Heritage Conservation”), internet article published on 13 February 2017, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?mode=showThread&id=3056&mother_id=862.

2016                      Lee Ho Yin and Lai Chi Pong, 〈香港原來有四代殖民地建築! (“There are Four Generations of Hong Kong Colonial Architecture!”), internet article published on 19 September 2016, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣益), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?mode=showThread&id=2950&mother_id=862.

2016                      Lee Ho Yin and Lai Chi Pong, 〈城市建築文物的可持續活化〉 (“Sustainable Revitalisation of Urban Architectural Heritage”), internet article published on 29 February 2016, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣益), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?mode=showThread&id=2798&mother_id=862.

2015                      Lee Ho Yin and Lai Chi Pong, 〈香港電車的社會價 (“The Social Value of Trams in Hong Kong”), internet article published on 26 October 2015, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣益), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?id=2696.

2015                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano.  Tong Lau: A Hong Kong Shophouse Typology,” a resource paper for the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Architectural Services Department, Buildings Department, Commissioner for Heritage’s Office and Urban Renewal Authority, completed in May 2015 (updated from the December 2009 and April 2010 versions).  See: https://gwulo.com/node/34384.

2015                      Lee Ho Yin and Lai Chi Pong, 〈城市保育與發展: 不是一場零和遊戲〉 (“Not a Zero Sum Game: Urban Conservation and Development”), internet article published on 2 February 2015, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣益), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?id=2478.

2014                      Lee Ho Yin and Lai Chi Pong, 〈非物質文化遺產–我們的文化認同〉 (“Our Cultural Identity: Intangible Cultural Heritage”), internet article published on 3 November 2014, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣益), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?id=2383.

2014                      Lee Ho Yin, 〈活化建築文物的明確目標〉 (“Clear Objectives for Revitalising Heritage Buildings”), internet article published on 7 July 2014, by invitation of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for “teachersblog” on the RTHK Liberal Studies Website (香港電台通識網,集師廣益), an online teaching and learning resource for Hong Kong Senior Secondary Education’s Liberal Studies curriculum.  See: http://www.liberalstudies.hk/blog/ls_blog.php?id=2246.

2014                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano.  “Conservation Guidelines for the Adaptive Re-use of the Blue House and its Immediate Surrounding Area (updated),” a resource paper for the Antiquities and Monuments Office and Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, completed in January 2014 (updated from the July 2002, October 2009 and March 2010 versions).  See (March 2010 version): http://www.heritageworldmedia.com/downloads/pdfs/Hoyin%20Blue%20House.pdf.

2010                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano.  “Wan Chai Market: Rediscovering Streamline Moderne Architecture (updated),” a resource paper for the Antiquities and Monuments Office and Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, completed in June 2010.  See: http://www.inmediahk.net/files/wan%20chai%20market-%20rediscovering%20streamline%20moderne%20architecture.pdf.

Editorial

2017-onwards   Member of the Editorial Board, Built Heritage, published by Tongji University Press in partnership with Taylor & Francis Group.

2016-2018           Member of the Editorial Board, Heritage Architecture 建築遺 (bilingual), published by Science Press and Tongji University.  [130+ pages, ISSN 2095-7289]

Theses and Student Projects

1998                      Lee Ho Yin, “The Kampong House: Architecture and Culture of the Malay vernacular in Peninsular Malaysia,” PhD Thesis, Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, 1998.

§  Part of the thesis has been published in a book chapter by the Oxford University Press, 2003.

1989                      Lee Ho Yin, “Wings of Kallang: The Kallang Aeroplane Museum” (adaptive reuse of a 1930s historic airport site and terminal building in Singapore as an aviation museum).  BArch design thesis project, School of Architecture, National University of Singapore, 1989.

§  The project was graded as among the top 20% in a class of 46 students.  It was one of fifteen projects selected for the 1989 exhibition of graduating students’ thesis projects.

1988                      Lee Ho Yin, “The Joo Chiat Dragongate” (adaptive reuse of an old petrol station site in a conservation area in Singapore as a government-licensed brothel).  Student competition design project, School of Architecture, National University of Singapore, 1988.

§  The project was submitted to the 6th Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Competition for Architecture Students, and it was selected for exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1988.

 

CONSERVATION PROJECTS

For Overseas and Mainland Chinese Governments

2010                      Lynne DiStefano, Richard Engelhardt and Lee Ho Yin, “World Heritage Feasibility Study for Singapore,” a ministerial-level report commissioned by the Singapore Government’s Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts to identify cultural heritage sites qualified for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, completed in November 2010.

§  The report formed the basis for a five-year process leading to the successful inscription of Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site on 4 July 2015: “Singapore Botanical Gardens.”  See: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1483.

2011                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, invited by the Haikou Municipal Government, Hainan Province, as expert advisors in the “Assessment Panel for the Preliminary Design of the Project to Renovate Shophouses along Shui Xiang Kou Road in Haikou City” (海口騎樓項目水巷口騎樓修繕初步設計評審會), 28-29 November 2010.

§  Press release: http://www.hitour2005.com/detail.php?cid=9&nid=106&page=34.

2009                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin,  “Examination of Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou, within the Context of the Nomination of the West Lake as a World Heritage Site,” a research report commissioned by the Hangzhou Municipal Government, in collaboration with Hangzhou Shangri-La Hotel and Wong Tung & Partners Ltd.; advisory mission invited by the Hangzhou Municipal Government through the Hangzhou West-Lake Administration and Management Committee, Hangzhou Landscape and Cultural Heritage Bureau and Hangzhou West-Lake World Heritage Application Office, 11-14 June 2009.

§  The report and advisory mission contributed to the successful inscription of “West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou” on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011.

2003                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, “Sanxingdui Museum Precinct and Archaeological Site Master Plan,” consultancy report commissioned by the Guanghan City Government, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China, with LD Asia as the lead consultant; advisory mission on 9-12 October 2003.

For HKSAR Government

2014                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Statement of Significance for Shophouses at No. 120 Wellington Street and 26A-C Graham Street,” a consultancy report commissioned by the Urban Renewal Authority for the conservation of four pre-war shophouses, completed in December 2014.

2014                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Design Guidelines for the Adaptive Reuse of Shanghai Street Shophouses, Nos. 600-626 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok,” a consultancy report commissioned by the Urban Renewal Authority in preparation for the adaptive reuse of a contiguous row of 14 pre-war shophouses on Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, 10 of which are Graded Historic Buildings, completed in July 2014.

2014                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Statement of Significance (Heritage Assessment) of Shanghai Street Shophouses, No. 600-626 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok,” a consultancy report commissioned by the Urban Renewal Authority in preparation for the adaptive reuse of a contiguous row of 14 units of pre-war shophouses on Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, 10 of which are Graded Historic Buildings, completed in May 2014.

2014                      Lynne DiStefano, Lee Ho Yin, Katie Cummer, Hal Kalman and CUHK Centre for Architectural Heritage Research (led by Henry K. W. Lo), “Consultancy Study on the Heritage Conservation Regimes in Other Jurisdictions,” a consultancy report commissioned by the HKSAR Development Bureau as the key reference report for the 2014 Review of Built Heritage Conservation Policy, completed in April 2014.

§  Report accessible at: http://www.builtheritagereview.hk/common/info/publication_doc3.pdf.

§  Government announcement of the report on the Built Heritage Conservation Policy Review (2015) and response to it: http://www.aab.gov.hk/en/news_20150109.php and https://www.devb.gov.hk/en/sdev/press/index_id_8881.html.

2011                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, led by The Oval Partnership, “Interpretation Study on the Site of the Former Mountain Lodge and its Surrounding Areas,” a consultancy report commissioned by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, completed in December 2011.

§  Report accessible at:

http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/part1_statement_of_significance.pdf (part 1 of report)

http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/part2_study_report.pdf (part 2 of report)

2011                      Lee Ho Yin, Lynne DiStefano and Curry Tse, “Architectural Appraisal of Ho Tung Gardens,” a consultancy report commissioned by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office in preparation for the declaration of Ho Tung Gardens as a Monument, completed in October 2011.

§  Report accessible at: http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/briefing/htgaa_report.pdf.

§  The report for supporting the government’s consideration to declare Ho Tung Gardens as a statutorily protected Monument.  In the event, the government decided not to proceed with the declaration due to legal and financial considerations.

2011                      Lee Ho Yin, Curry Tse and Lynne DiStefano, “Resource Kit for the Cattle Depot,” a consultancy report commissioned by the HKSAR Architectural Services Department, completed on 6 September 2011.

§  Report accessible at: http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/briefing/htgaa_report.pdf.

2009                      Agnes Ng, Lynne DiStefano, Lee Ho Yin and others, Benchmark Study on Building Controls to Facilitate Adaptive Re-use of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong, commissioned by the Development Bureau, completed in April 2009.

§  This is a pilot study that provided the reference for the 2012 adaptive re-use guidelines: http://www.bd.gov.hk/english/documents/guideline/heritage.pdf.

2008                      Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, with AGC Design Ltd., Heritage Assessment Report for Conservation Approach to a Shophouse Cluster, a consultancy report commissioned by the Urban Renewal Authority, Hong Kong, completed in May 2008.

2008                      Curry Tse, Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Heritage Impact Assessment Report: The Site of Yaumatei Theatre at the Junction of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street and the Site of Red Brick Building at Shanghai Street, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, a consultancy report commissioned by the Architectural Services Department, completed in October 2008.

§  Report accessible at: http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/YMTT_RBB_HIA%20Report.pdf.

§  This is Hong Kong’s second Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), required by the government as part of the heritage conservation policy announced in 2007.  This report helped set a baseline standard and format for future HIA reports.

2008                      Curry Tse, Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Heritage Impact Assessment Report for Upper Levels Police Station, 1F High Street, Sai Ying Pun, a consultancy report commissioned by the MTR Corporation, completed October 2008.

§  Report accessible at: http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/Police_station.pdf.

§  This is Hong Kong’s first Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), required by the government as part of the heritage conservation policy announced in 2007.  This report helped set a baseline standard and format for future HIA reports.

2008                      Tony Lam, Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, led by AGC Design Ltd., Heritage Assessment Report for URA Project H19, a consultancy report commissioned by the Urban Renewal Authority, completed in February 2008.

2008                      Curry Tse, Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, Resource Kits for Revitalizing Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme, a consultancy report commissioned by the Development Bureau, released for public access in February 2008.

§  Report accessible at: http://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/rhbtp/application_arrangements.htm.

§  This is the first set of comprehensive information package issued to tenderers of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme.  It set the format and baseline standard for future resource kits.

2003                      Lynne DiStefano and Lee Ho Yin, Focus Study on Aberdeen Harbour, a planning study commissioned by the HKSAR Planning Department to assess tourism and recreational development opportunities in the Aberdeen Harbour area, completed in April 2003.

2002                      Lynne DiStefano, Ivan Ho, Lee Ho Yin and David Lung, Conservation Guidelines for Shaoxing: Section 5.6, Historic Building—Shaoxing City-Centre Redevelopment and Conservation Project, a consultancy report commissioned by the World Bank, the Zhejiang Provincial Government, and the Shaoxing Municipal Government, People’s Republic of China, as part of the Zhejiang Urban Environment Project, completed in November 2002.

2000                      Lynne DiStefano, Lee Ho Yin, David Lung and Lawrence Mak, “Government House: A Specialist Conservation Study, a consultancy report commissioned by the HKSAR Architectural Services Department, completed in May 2000.

For Companies and Private Organizations

2012                      Katie Cummer and Lee Ho Yin, “Conservation Assessment of Retaining Wall 11NW-D/CR372 on Nathan Road at St. Andrew’s Church, Kowloon,” a consultancy report commissioned by St. Andrew’s Church (consultancy fee waived), completed in June 2012.

2010                      Lee Ho Yin and Katie Cummer, “Conservation Assessment of Granite Steps along Retaining Wall 11SW-B/R602, leading down from Sun Street to Wing Lok Lane, Wan Chai,” a consultancy report commissioned by Oval Partnership Ltd., completed in May 2010.

2010                      Lee Ho Yin and Katie Cummer, “Conservation Assessment of Retaining Walls 11SW-B/R600 and 11SW-B/R601 on Sun Street, Wan Chai,” a consultancy report commissioned by Oval Partnership Ltd., completed in February 2010.

 

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

Involvement in UNESCO-related Events

2016-2017           Chairman and Conservation Advisor for the St. James Settlement Working Group for the Submission of “Blue House Cluster” for the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, from November 2016 to June 2017.

§  Results of the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation was announced on 1 November 2017, and “Blue House Cluster” won the highest award – Award of Excellence – the first ever for conservation projects in Hong Kong.  See:

http://bangkok.unesco.org/sites/default/files/assets/article/Culture/files/project-profiles-2017-unesco-heritage-award-winners.PDFn and

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2117982/hong-kongs-historic-blue-house-wins-unescos-highest.

2011                      Expert Advisor and Presenter for Workshop on Sustainable Development in Wolong Nature Reserve, HKSAR's Post-quake Reconstruction Support Work in Sichuan, invited by the HKSAR Government, organised by the Sichuan Forestry Department and the HKSAR Development Bureau; held in Chengdu on 24 June 2011.  (With Lynne DiStefano)

§  This was part of HKSAR's $1.386 billion post-earthquake reconstruction of infrastructure and facilities for the giant panda sanctuary at the Wolong National Nature Reserve (a World Heritage Site).  The workshop introduced improved management methodologies and procedures to one of the most important natural World Heritage Sites in China.

2010                      Expert Consultant for “UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List for Singapore,” a consultancy service for a UNESCO World Heritage feasibility study, commissioned by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Singapore Government, May-December 2010.  (With Lynne DiStefano and Richard Engelhardt)

§  This study identified sites that might qualify for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.  The outcome of this study was a ministerial-level report for the Singapore Government.

2009                      Expert Advisor for the World Heritage Expert Advisory Mission to Hangzhou, to advise on the UNESCO World Heritage nomination of “West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou,” invited by the Hangzhou Municipal Government through the Hangzhou West-Lake Administration and Management Committee, Hangzhou Landscape and Cultural Heritage Bureau and Hangzhou West-Lake World Heritage Application Office; held in Hangzhou, 11-14 June 2009.  (With Lynne DiStefano)

§  This contributed to the successful inscription of “West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou” on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011.

2010                      Advisor and Organiser, Heritage Alive: Hong Kong Winning Projects of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation, jointly organised with the Antiquities and Monuments Office and Commissioner for Heritage's held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, from 21 November 2009 to 17 February 2010, extended to 5 May 2010.  (With Lynne DiStefano and Katie Cummer)

§  This exhibition showcased UNESCO-award winning conservation projects in Hong Kong, all of which involved the participation of ACP staff or graduates.

§  Over 30,000 people visited the exhibition in the first two months.

2003                      Academic Advisor, Joint-organiser and Lead Lecturer for UNESCO-ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management Field School, a two-week training workshop on heritage conservation management for professionals in Asia, organised by UNESCO, ICCROM and HKU-ACP, and hosted by Macau SAR Government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau and Institute for Tourism Studies, held in Macau, 22 November to 5 December 2003.  (With Lynne DiStefano and David Lung)

§  This was the first joint initiative involving ACP, UNESCO, ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, a UNESCO-affiliate organization) and the Macau SAR Government.

2001                      Expert Advisor, UNESCO Advisory Mission to Philippines’ World Heritage Site of Vigan, invited by the Office of the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific to advise the Mayor’s Office at the World Heritage Site of Vigan in the Philippines on the city’s conservation and tourism development master-plan, 9-14 September 2001.  (With Lynne DiStefano)

§  ACP staff’s first UNESCO advisory mission.

Organiser of Conferences and Symposia

2017                      Organiser (Member of the organizing committee) and Panel Moderator, RICS International Conservation Conference 2017: Sustainable Social and Economic Benefits in Built Heritage Conservation, organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), held at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley Racecourse, 2 March 2017.  See:

http://www.rics.org/hk/training--events-north-asia/conferences-seminars/international-heritage-conservation-conference-2017/hong-kong/ and http://www.rics.org/hk/training--events-north-asia/heritage-conference-2017/program-rundown/.

(Attendance: about 250)

2015                      Organiser (Vice-Chair of the organizing committee) and Panel Moderator, RICS International Conservation Conference 2015: Towards a Sustainable Model for Adaptive Re-use of Heritage Buildings, organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), held at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley Racecourse, 9 January 2015.  See:

https://www.iiconservation.org/node/5297 and http://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/online/press2015/20150109b.htm.

(Attendance: 280)

2013                      Co-organiser, Coordinators and Facilitators, International Conference on Heritage Conservation – Latest Movements in Heritage Conservation: Global Vision and Local Outlook, organised by the HKSAR Development Bureau (through the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office) and the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), held at the HKU Wang Gungwu Theatre (with simultaneous broadcast in seminar rooms), Graduate House, from 29 to 30 November 2013.  See:  https://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/whatsnew/heritage_conference2013.htm.

(Attendance: about 800 over the two-day period)

2012                      Organiser and Moderator, Conference on Materials, Techniques and Construction Management of Heritage Architecture in Mainland China and Hong Kong (地與香港文物建築材料、技術、營造管理研討會), jointly organised by the Construction Industry Council (CIC), HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) and HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), supported by the HKSAR Development Bureau and professional institutes for architectural conservation, architecture, engineering, project management and surveying, held at the HKU Faculty of Architecture, 2 December 2012.  See:

 http://www.amo.gov.hk/en/whatsnew_20121115.php.

(Attendance: about 200)

2011                      Co-organiser, Main Supporter and Facilitator, International Heritage Conservation Conference: Conserving Heritage and Development – Partners or Rivals?, organised by the HKSAR Commissioner for Heritage’s Office and HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 12-13 December 2011.  See:

http://www.heritage.gov.hk/conference2011/en/index.html.

(Attendance: about 800 over two days)

2010                      Organiser and Facilitator for People and Places: A Symposium on the Conservation of Heritage Places for Communities and Tourism, jointly organised by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), HKSAR Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, and HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 4 December 2010.

(Attendance: 240)

2009                      Organiser and Facilitator for Symposium on the Revitalisation of Urban Heritage Buildings and Sites: Private Sector Experience in Three Cities (Hong Kong, Toronto and Vancouver), jointly organised by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), HKSAR Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, and HKSAR  Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 21 November 2009.  (With Lynne DiStefano, representing the HKU Architectural Conservation Programme)

(Attendance: 240)

2008                      Organiser and Facilitator for Joint Symposium on Adaptive Re-Use of Heritage Buildings and Sites: Hong Kong and Overseas Experience, jointly organised by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) and AusHeritage, held at the HKU Faculty of Architecture, 17 November 2008.  (With Lynne DiStefano as the moderator)

(Attendance: 120)

2008                      Organiser and Presenter for International Conference on Urban Sustainability (ICONUS) 2008, jointly organised by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) and the Hong Kong College of Technology, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 14 January 2008.

(Attendance: 240)

2002                      Co-organiser, Coordinator and Moderator for the international conference Conservation of Urban Heritage: Macao Vision, organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government and facilitated by staff and students of the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), held at the Small Auditorium, Macau Cultural Centre, Macau, China, 10-12 September 2002.  (With David Lung and Lynne DiStefano) See:

http://www.macauheritage.net/en/knowledge/vision/info.aspx.

(Attendance: 393)

2002                      Co-organiser and Coordinator for 8th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, organised by UC-Berkeley’s International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE, at UC Berkeley) and co-organised by HKU’s Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), held at the Regal Kowloon Hotel, Hong Kong, China, 12-15 December 2002.

(Attendance: about 200)

Organiser of Lecture Series, Workshops, Forums and Public Events

2017                      Organiser and Lecturer, Basic Course in Built Heritage Conservation for Professionals in Government Service, organised by the HKU Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) for HKSAR government agencies AMO, ArchSD, BD, CHO, PlanD and URA, held at HKU, 23 June 2017.  (Attendance: 38)

2016                      Organiser and Lecturer, Heritage Exploration Series: HKIS BSD-ACP CPD Course on Built Heritage Conservation, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) and HKU Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), held at HKU, 10 December 2016.  See:

http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/professional_cpd2.php?id=3927.

(Attendance: 72)

2014                      Organiser, Roundtable Discussion on Consultation Paper: Respecting our Heritage while Looking Ahead, jointly organised on behalf of the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) and The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON), held at the HKU Faculty of Architecture on 12 July 2014.

(Attendance: 50)

2014                      Organiser, Public Lecture Series – The French Connections: Archives, Architecture & Heritage in Hong Kong (part of the Le French May 2014 arts festival), jointly organised with the French Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau and the NGO Arts in Heritage Research, held at Salle Segalen of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, 14, 21 and 28 June 2014.  See:

http://www.consulfrance-hongkong.org/Lecture-From-Paris-to-Hong-Kong.

(Attendance: 30+ per lecture session, totalling about 100)

2014                      Supporting Organiser, exhibition Anecdotes from the Peak: a Walk through the Rich Heritage and Natural Beauty of the Peak, organised by Wheelock Properties, The Wharf Limited and Nanfung Group, and supported by the Royal Geographical Society and HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes, held at the Wheelock Gallery, Queensway Plaza, from 30 April to 1 June 2014.  See:

http://www.anecdotesfromthepeak.com/about_the_exhibition_en.html.

(Attendance average 50 per day for 30 days, totally about 1,500)

2014                      Co-organiser, Distinguished Public Lecture Series: Four PhDs on Community and Arts/History/Heritage (三道四四博士:論社會與藝術/歷史/), organised by Arts in Heritage Research (AHR) and co-organised by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) and The Fringe Club, held at Fringe Dairy, The Fringe Club, on 22 March, 29 March, 26 April and 3 May 2014.  See:

http://ahr.org.hk/en/my-product/distinguished-public-lecture-series-four-phds-on-community-and-arts-history-heritage/.  (Attendance: about 50 per lecture session, totalling about 200)

2014                      Organiser, Open House of No. 27 Lugard Road – Open House, a Grade 2 Historic Building that will be undergoing adaptation for reuse, possibly, as a “heritage hotel”; held on 23 February 2014.

(Attendance: about 60)

2014                      Co-organiser and Moderator, Master Class Distinguished Lecture Series: Master Builders on Materials and Techniques of Conservation Projects in Mainland China and Hong Kong (大師級傑出講座系列:  內地與香港 營造大師 論 建築文物保育工程 的材料與技術), jointly organised by the Construction and Industry Council, HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, HKSAR Development Bureau, HKSAR Leisure and Cultural Services Department and HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the HKUSPACE Admiralty Learning Centre, 18 January, 22 February, 8 March and 29 March 2014.  See:

http://www.hkcic.org/chi/ConservationProject/Index.aspx and http://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/doc/Heritage_Newsletter_35.pdf.

(Attendance: over 200 per lecture session, totalling about 1,000)

2013                      Supporting Organiser, Heritage Practitioners Roundtable: Rising above Project Challenges, an experience sharing forum for Hong Kong practitioners on the difficulties and challenges in conservation projects, organised by the Construction Industry Council and the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), held at the Construction Industry Resource Centre, 18 December 2013.

(Attendance: about 200)

2013                      Co-organiser and Coordinator, HKU Heritage Fiesta 2013 Guided Tours, organised by the HKU Communications and Public Affair Office, supported by the ACP alumni.  This event, part of the Heritage Fiesta 2013 organised by the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, involved organizing and coordinating alumni of ACP as volunteer docents to conduct guided tours to graded historic buildings and declared monuments on the HKU Main Campus, carried on four Sundays in October 2013.  See:

http://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/whatsnew/events_37.htm and http://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/doc/Heritage_Newsletter_33.pdf.

(Attendance: about 48,000 total)

2013                      Organiser, Volunteer Mentors for the Cultural Heritage Ambassador Programme (CHAP), jointly organised by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), HKU General Education Unit (GEU) and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group (HYFYG), a summer programme for HKU undergraduate students and other universities in support of the revitalisation of Former Fanling Magistrate; from June to August 2013.

(Attendance: 30)

2012                      Co-organiser and Coordinator, Heritage Fiesta 2012, a month-long heritage-promotion event held in December organised by the HSKSAR Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, involved as the coordinator for organizing alumni and current students of ACP as docents to conduct guided tours at three heritage sites (Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Tai O Heritage Hotel and Yeung Hau Temple at Tai O) and as interviewers to carry out visitor evaluation survey of eight heritage sites (Bridges Street Market, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Jao Tsung-I Academy, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Lui Seng Chun, Man Mo Temple, SCAD Hong Kong and Tai O Heritage Hotel).  The event was successfully completed at the end of December 2012.  See:

https://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/doc/Heritage_Newsletter_27.pdf and

(Attendance: 122,808, according to: item 9(c) of http://www.aab.gov.hk/form/161meeting/AAB%201%202013-14.pdf)

2012-2013           Organiser, URA-ACP Conservationists in Residence Programme, a three-party collaboration by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA, represented by Mr. Michael Ma), the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP, represented by Dr. Lee Ho Yin) and the HKU CEDARS (represented by HKU Dean of Students, Dr. Albert Chau) to provide housing quarters for HKU students and young researchers in conservation in a revitalized tong lau (Chinese Shophouse) on No. 9 Wing Lee Street.  The programme was launched in May 2012 and completed in June 2013.

(Participants: 6 tenants (full-time HKU postgraduate students and a full-time HKU researcher) and estimated 1,000 people participated in various events organised by the tenants over two years)

2011                      Co-organiser and Coordinator, ACP Docents for King Yin Lei Open Days Guided Tours, a programme for 24 students and alumni of the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) to volunteer as docents to conduct guided tours during the open days at King Yin Lei from 2 April to 8 May 2011 and the three weekends from 3 to 18 December 2011, organised by the HKSAR Commissioner for Heritage’s Office (CHO), HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) and HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP).

(Attendance: 42,300, according to http://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/kyl/openDays_index.htm)

2011                      Organiser and Official Training Consultant for Half-day Workshop on the Principles of Urban Conservation for Revitalization, a series of three lectures jointly organised by the HKSAR Housing Authority and the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP); held at the Training & Development Centre of the Hong Kong Housing Authority on 15 February 2011.  (With Lynne DiStefano)

(Attendance: 60)

2010                      Co-organiser, public exhibition for Adaptive Reuse: A Provocative Proposition, organised by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) and the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP); held at the Oasis Gallery, 2/F, Central Market, from August to September 2010.

(Attendance: average 100 per day over 60 days, totaling about 6,000)

2009                      Organiser and Training Consultant for the Training Workshop on Heritage Impact Assessment, commissioned by the HKSAR Architectural Services Department, held on 24-25 November 2008, 29-30 April 2009 and 22-23 September 2009.  (With Lynne DiStefano, Hal Kalman, Curry Tse and Ben Ngai)

(Attendance: 22 per workshop, totaling 66)

2008                      Organiser and Official Training Consultant for Public Seminar Series I: Heritage Conservation, commissioned by the Development Bureau, three public seminars held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 22 and 29 February, and 7 March 2008.  (With Lynne DiStefano)

(Attendance: about 60 per seminar, totaling about 180)

2008                      Organiser and Trainer for Conservation Workshop Series II: Training Workshop on Urban Conservation, jointly organised by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) and the HKSAR Architectural Services Department (ArchSD), held on 22 November and 14 December, 2007; 21 and 25 February, 9 May, 5 and 17 September, 2008.  (With Lynne DiStefano)

(Attendance: 36 per workshop, totaling 252)

2005                      Co-organiser and Key Trainer for Tourism at Cultural Heritage Sites in Asia: Cultural Heritage Guide Training and Certification Program for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, organised by UNESCO and Macau’s Institute for Tourism Studies, held at Macau’s Institute for Tourism Studies, 24-26 November 2005.  (With Lynne DiStefano)

(Attendance: 30)

2003                      Joint-organizer and teacher, UNESCO-ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management Field School, a two-week training workshop on heritage conservation management for professionals in Asia, organized by UNESCO-Bangkok and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), co-organized by the Architectural Conservation Programmes and co-hosted by Macau SAR Government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau and Institute for Tourism Studies, held in Macau, 23 November to 6 December.  (With Lynne DiStefano and David Lung)  See:

http://www.unescobkk.org/culture/wh/asian-academy-for-heritage-management/archive/network-activities/field-schools/macao-2003/

(Attendance: 25)

2003                      Organiser and Trainer for Conservation Workshop Series I: Conservation Workshop on the Evaluation of Cultural Heritage Resources, jointly organised by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) and the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), held at the Antiquities and Monuments Office, 28 January 2003.  (With Lynne DiStefano)

(Attendance: 100)

Adjudication of Awards and Competitions

2017                      Adjudicating Panel Member, jury review and selection of entries for the HKIP Awards 2017, organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), 21 October 2017.

2016                      Adjudicating Panel Member, jury review and selection of entries for the HKIP Awards 2016, organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), 17 October 2016.

2015                      Adjudicating Panel Member, jury review and selection of entries for the HKIP Awards 2015, organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), 26 September 2015.

2015                      Adjudicating Panel Member, CIOB(HK) Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA) 2014 (for the “Heritage Conservation” category), organised by the Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong); appointed on 13 March 2015, assessment report completed on 13 April 2015, final judging on 23 May 2015.

2014-2015           Advisor and Jury Panel Member, My 10 Most Liked Hong Kong Architecture of the Century (十築香港:我最愛的 - 香港百年建築), organised by the Hong Kong Architecture Centre; 27 October 2014 to 26 March 2015.  See: http://www.10mostlikedarchitecture.hk/page.php?about.

§  This is a campaign to promote Hong Kong’s architectural heritage through a series of territory-wide public activities – from online voting to guided tours, talks and forums, and an exhibition.  Launched in late October 2014 with a series of public activities designed for mass participation, the activities attracted over 15,000 participants in the online voting for the 10 most favourite buildings.  The finale of the campaign was a public exhibition held at the Pacific Place Mall from 20 to 26 March 2016, the opening ceremony of which was officiated by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs. Carrie Lam.  Estimated total participants: over 20,000.

2014                      Adjudicating Panel Member, jury review and selection of entries for the HKIP Awards 2014, organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), 18 October 2014.

§  The award adjudication celebrates the 35th anniversary of HKIP by recognizing achievements made by selected government, non-governmental and institutional organisations in shaping Hong Kong through urban planning.

2013                      Adjudicating Panel Member, jury review and selection of entries for the HKIP Awards 2013, organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), 24 August 2013.

§  The most prestigious honours for Hong Kong planning professions, covering planning projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas.

2012                      Panel Judge, Perspective Awards 2012, August-September 2012.  See: http://www.perspectiveglobal.com/perspective-awards.

§  A prestigious annual award for Hong Kong’s design professionals in architecture, interior and product, covering local and international projects.

2011                      Review Panel Member, Central Oasis Tender Review Panel, Urban Renewal Authority, 2011.

§  This was a panel for determining the winner of the four short-listed designs submitted for the revitalization of the Central Market (the Central Oasis project), a keynote conservation project announced in the HKSAR Government’s 2009-10 Policy Address (paragraph 55) by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government. See:

http://www.ura.org.hk/en/projects/heritage-preservation-and-revitalisation/central/central-market.aspx  and

http://www.ura.org.hk/en/projects/heritage-preservation-and-revitalisation/central/central-market.aspx.

Keynote and Panel Lectures

2016                      Panel Speaker, “Conservation for the People: Conserving Hong Kong’s Built-heritage for Community Benefit,” for the Panel Discussion Honouring Humanity: Past, Present & Future, organised by Live to Love International and co-organised by HKU Centre of Buddhist Studies Alumni Association, held at HKU Rayson Huang Theatre, 5 December 2016.  See: https://cbs.hk/aa/events/livetolove2016/.  (Attended by about 200 people)

2016                      Keynote Speaker, “Moving Forward in Public-Private Partnership: The Role of NGOs in Cultural Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong,” for the seminar The Role of NGOs in Cultural Heritage Conservation in Mainland China and Hong Kong, organised by the Global Heritage Fund (GHF), held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 20 September 2016.  See: http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/role-ngos-cultural-heritage-conservation-mainland-china-and-hong-kong.  (Attended by about 100 people)

2015                      Keynote Speaker, “Innovation and Revitalisation in the Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings” (建築文物:創新、活化、再利用) for the Guangzhou-Hong Kong Forum on the Adaptive Reuse of Historical Buildings (歷史建築合理利用粵港論壇), organised by the Guangzhou Lingnan Architecture Research Center, Guangzhou Urban Planning Bureau, 19 November 2015.  See: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA3MDk2ODg3Nw==&mid=400612636&idx=1&sn=80e03caf73349ebca1407a5d6b249c6e&scene=1&srcid=11198UYmhF1bfrZpXSHveGQG&from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0#wechat_redirect.  (Attended by about 60 people, including the local media and representatives from the Office of the Historical and Cultural Landmarks of Guangzhou Committee, and the Land Resources and Planning Administration of various municipal districts in Guangzhou)

2013                      Keynote Speaker, “Heritage Conservation: Tangible and Intangible; Value without a Price; Memory without a Recollection” (文物保護:物質與非物質、沒有價錢的價值、不是記憶的回) for the Understanding Cultural Heritage through Tourism Lecture Series (旅遊認知文化遺產系列講座), organised by the Macau Heritage Ambassador Association and Macau Government Tourism Office, 13 October 2013.  See: http://www.mhaa.org.mo/node/1611.  (Attended by about 150, and the event was reported in Macau’s TV news and major newspapers)

2012                      Panel Speaker, Business & Policy: Hong Kong and the New Climate Dice, part of the 2nd Asia-Europe Forum on Methods and Perspectives of Risk Analysis, organised by the Hong Kong Advanced Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Studies at City University of Hong Kong and supported by the Institute of East Asian Studies of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 10 November 2012.  See: http://pegasia.blogspot.hk/2012/05/second-asia-europe-forum-on-methods-and.html.  (Attended by about 150 people)

2009                      Panel Speaker, Community Engagement Forum for the Study on the Enhancement of the Sha Tau Kok Rural Township and Surrounding Areas, organised by the HKSAR Planning Department, 31 October 2009.  (Attendance: about 100)

2007                      Panel Speaker, Challenges in Heritage Conservation—A Global Experience, a symposium organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and supported by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), with architects Pierre de Meuron (of Herzog and de Meuron) and Stephen Pimbley (of SMC Alsop) as keynote speakers, 10 December 2007.  (Attended by about 250 people)

2007                      Keynote Speaker, Houseform and the Culture of the Chinese Diaspora: Transmigration of Architectural Ideas of Overseas Chinese, at the International Conference on Chinese Architectural History IV: Architectural Heritage of China within Global Vision, organised by and held at Tongji University, Shanghai, 16-18 June 2007.  (Attended by about 100 people)

2006                      Keynote Speaker, Wan Chai: Urban Conservation of a Living City, at the Chu Hai College of Higher Education Architectural Symposium 2006, Vanishing Landscape, jointly organised by Chu Hai College of Higher Education, HKSAR Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office and Hong Kong Architecture Centre, held at the Heritage Discovery Centre, Hong Kong, 28 August 2006.  (Attended by about 120 people)

 2005                     Panel Speaker, 2005 Yunnan Conservation Workshop (二零零五年雲南省文物保護維修研討班), organised by the Yunnan Province Cultural Relics Bureau, and attended by about 150 officials from provincial, municipal, county and town level government cultural heritage conservation units, 24-25 October 2005 (the entire workshop lasted until 6 November 2005).  (With David Lung and Lynne DiStefano).  (Attended by about 200 people)

2003                      Panel Speaker and Moderator, Wan Chai District Community Revitalization Workshop, organised by the Urban Renewal Authority, supported by the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) and Centre for Urban Planning and Environmental Management, held at HKU, 21 June 2003.  (Attended by about 80 people)

Public Lectures, Invited Lectures and Invited Presentations

Invited by Government Agencies and Universities Overseas and in Mainland China

2017                      “From ‘Modern’ to ‘Moderne’: 20th-Century Architecture Heritage in Hong Kong,” public lecture invited by the Singapore Government’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for the URA Speakers Series, held on 27 April 2017 at the URA Centre, Singapore.  See: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/from-moderne-to-modern-20th-century-architectural-heritage-in-hong-kong-cpd-event-tickets-33574268541#.  (Attended by about 100 people)

2014                      “From Moderne to Modern: Architectural Heritage of Art Deco and Bauhaus Traditions,” public lecture invited by the French Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau for the Public Lecture Series – The French Connections: Archives, Architecture & Heritage in Hong Kong, organised by the French Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau and Arts in Heritage Research, as part of the Le French May 2014 arts festival, held on 28 June 2014, at Salle Segalen of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.  See: http://www.consulfrance-hongkong.org/Conference-From-Moderne-to-Modern.  (Attended by about 35 people)

2014                      “Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage,” public lecture invited by the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, 24 March 2014.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 60 students)

2013                      Presented three lectures and organised a field trip for the UBC course History 482 of “Remembering the City’s History: Vancouver and Hong Kong in Comparative Context,” part of the Group Study Program of the University of British Columbia (under Prof. Henry Yu, UBC Department of History), 18 June 2013. See: http://www.students.ubc.ca/global/learning-abroad/group-study-programs/current-programs/remembering-the-citye28099s-history-vancouver-and-hong-kong-in-comparative-context/.  (Attended by about 100 professionals and students)

2013                      “New Paradigm in Architectural Conservation: Innovative Design in Adaptive Reuse Projects,” presentation at the Symposium on Architectural-Urban Heritage Conservation Research and Education, invited by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, 6 June 2013.  (Attended by about 60 students)

2012                      “New Design in Old Buildings” and “Science and Sci-fi in Architecture: GS-01 GroundShipOne,” double public lecture invited by the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai 6 December 2012.  (Attended by about 60 students)

2012                      “New Design in Old Buildings” and “Science and Sci-fi in Architecture: GS-01 GroundShipOne,” double public lecture invited by the School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Wuyi University, Jiangmen, 20 May 2012.  (Attended by about 200 students)

2011                      「香港與新加坡的騎樓建築」 [Shophouse Architecture of Hong Kong and Singapore] (in Putonghua), public lecture invited by the Haikou Municipal Government, held at Hainan University, 29 November 2010.  (Attended by about 100 students)

2009                      “Hong Kong: Cultural Heritage Conservation in a City of Change,” public lecture for The City Program, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada; invited by the Heritage Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts, Government of British Columbia, Canada, held at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, on 19 February 2009.  The video of the lecture has been uploaded on the SFU City Program website: http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/about/program-units/city-program/resources/videos/hong-kong-cultural-heritage-conservation-in-a-city-of-change.html.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 200 professionals and students)

2008                      “Conservation as Management of Change,” public lecture invited by the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, 6 December 2008.  (Attended by about 60 students)

2007                      “Urban Conservation in Hong Kong,” invited lecture for the Joint Seminar/Studio in Conservation Practice for postgraduate students from Tongji University’s Master Degree Program in History and Theory, University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, and HKU’s Master of Science programme of the Architectural Conservation Programmes; held at the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, 3-9 March 2007 (lecture on 6 March 2007).  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 100 students)

2006                      “Hong Kong: Urban Conservation of a Living City,” public lecture invited by the Department of Architecture, College of Urban Planning and Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai, 11 December 2006.  (Attended by about 80 students)

2006                      “Tai O Stilt Houses: Hong Kong’s Funaya,” public lecture invited by the Ine Town Chamber of Commerce, Ine Town, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, 17 April 2006.  (With Lynne DiStefano and Scott Howe)  (Attended by about 20 members of the community)

2003                      “Urban Conservation: The Hong Kong Experience,” public lecture invited by the Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam, 28-31 October 2003.  (With Lynne DiStefano.)  (Attended by about 100 students)

Invited by the HKSAR Government Agencies and Statutory Organizations

2017                     Wan Chai: A Changing Historic Urban Landscape(灣仔:轉變中的歷史城市景觀, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 10 September 2017.  See: http://www.amo.gov.hk/en/education_july_september_2017.php.  (Attended by about 150 people)

2016                       Design and Ideology of Architecture from the 20th Century to the 21st Century” (二十至二十一世紀建築的設計與意識形態, in Cantonese), invited lecture organised by the HKSAR Education Bureau for secondary school teachers of liberal studies and visual art, held at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 6 June 2016.  See:

https://tcs.edb.gov.hk/tcs/admin/courses/previewCourse/forPortal.htm?courseId=CDI020161039&lang=zh.  (Attended by about 80 teachers)

2016                       The Historical Development of Hong Kong’s Healthcare Facilities from an Architectural Heritage Perspective” (從歷史建築看香港公共衛生設施的發, in Cantonese), invited lecture organised by the HKSAR Education Bureau for secondary school teachers of liberal studies, under the lecture series Senior Secondary knowledge cum Learning and Teaching Strategies Series for the Liberal Studies Curriculum, held at the City Gallery, 20 May 2016.  See: https://tcs.edb.gov.hk/tcs/admin/courses/previewCourse/forPortal.htm?courseId=CDI020160628&lang=zh.  (Attended by about 40 teachers)

2016                     Chinese Renaissance Architecture: History, Politics and Aesthetics(中華復興建築背後的歷史,政治與美學, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office as part of the 2016 International Museum Day activities, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 14 May 2016.  See: http://www.amo.gov.hk/en/education_april_2016_special.php.  (Attended by about 150 people)

2016                       “City Impression @ Central: Site Walk Central,” guide tour jointly organised by the HKSAR Planning Department and HKU Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes, as an activity for the City Impression @ Central Thematic Talk, with Katie Cummer and 10 Year-3 BA(Conservation) students, 12 and 19 March 2016.  See: http://www.citygallery.gov.hk/en/to-participate/central.html.  (Attended by over 60 people total for the two tours)

2016                       “The Colonial Architectural Heritage of the Central District: The Urban Infrastructural Basis of Today’s Hong Kong” (中環殖民地時期的建築文物:今天香港的城市建設基礎, in Cantonese), public lecture for City Impression @ Central Thematic Talk, organised by the HKSAR Planning Department, held at the City Gallery, 27 February 2016.  See: http://www.citygallery.gov.hk/images/LHY.jpg.  (Attended by about 100 people)

2015                       “New Design in Old Building: Innovative Revitalisation of Heritage Buildings,” invited lecture organised by the MTR Corporation for the Executive Continuous Learning Programme, organised by the MTR Corporation, held at the MTR Corporation Headquarters, 24 April 2015.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by 40 executives and senior managers)

2015                       A series of four lectures on Hong Kong’s architectural heritage, invited and organised by the HKSAR Education Bureau for secondary school teachers of liberal studies and visual arts, held at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 23 March, 30 March, 11 April and 18 April 2015.  (Attended by about 80 to 100 teachers)

2014                       “Principles for Conservation and Sustainable Development” and “Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings,” a double-lecture invited by the HKSAR Lands Department for its Estate Surveyor Grade staff, held at the HKSAR Lands Department, North Point Government Offices, 12 December 2014.  (Attended by about 80 government professionals) 

2014                       Heritage Values and Collective Memories in Architectural Conservation” (文物建築保育與集體回憶, in Cantonese), invited lecture organised by the HKSAR Education Bureau for secondary school teachers of liberal studies, held at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 23 May 2014.  (Attended by about 40 teachers)

2013                       The Meaning of Museum Architecture: Design and Ideologies of Museum Buildings(博物館建築設計的意義, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 27 July 2013.  (Attended by about 200 people)

2013                       From Moderne to Modern: Architectural Trends from the 1930s to the 1960s” (從摩登到現代:1930年代至1960年代的建築潮流, in Cantonese), invited lecture organised by the HKSAR Education Bureau and The Hong Kong Institute of Architects for secondary school teachers of liberal studies, under the Special Series of Train-the-trainer Workshop for the “Architecture in Hong Kong: Teaching Kit for the Appreciation of Architecture in Secondary School Curriculum” Project, held at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 14 March 2013.  (Attended by about 80 teachers)

2013                       舊建加新:前瞻性活化再用的國際例子 + 地上飛行船一號:建築的科學+科幻〔一個上海世博展覽館設計比賽的經歷〕, invited double lecture on the design aspect of the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings for gifted secondary school students, as part of the Gifted Education Course 鑑古知今 - 從香港歷史建築認識建築、歷史及文化承傳 organised by the Gifted Education Section of the HKSAR Education Bureau, held at The University of Hong Kong, 3 March 2013.  (Attended by 22 students)

2012                       Architectural Conservation: Heritage without a Price; Memory without an Experience” (〈建築文物保護:沒有價錢的價值、不是記憶的回, in Cantonese), invited lecture organised by the HKSAR Education Bureau and The Hong Kong Institute of Architects for secondary school teachers of liberal studies under the Special Series of Train-the-trainer Workshop for the “Architecture in Hong Kong: Teaching Kit for the Appreciation of Architecture in Secondary School Curriculum” Project, held at the Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 8 November 2012.  (Attended by about 80 teachers)

2012                       “From Silent Film to Blue Movies: The Rise and Fall of Yau Ma Tei Theatre” (由默片到鹹片:油麻地戲院的興衰史, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 18 August 2012.  (Attended by about 200 people)

2012                       “Heritage Mysteries of Yau Ma Tei Theatre” (in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Leisure and Cultural Services Department for the Seminar on Building and Heritage Conservation of Yau Ma Tei Theatre (油麻地戲院的建築與文物保育座談會), organised by the HKSAR Leisure and Cultural Services Department, held at the Yau Ma Tei Theatre, 21 July 2012.  (Attended by about 100 people)

2012                       “Hong Kong's Architectural Heritage: Pre-war Tong Lau and Post-war Composite Buildings of Hong Kong” (in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 7 January 2012.  (Attended by about 200 people)

2011                       “Presentations on the History and Architecture of Ho Tung Gardens,” public lecture organised by the HKSAR Development Bureau, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 15 October 2011.  (With Lynne DiStefano) (Attended by about 100 people)

2011                       “Adaptive Reuse for Revitalization” (in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Development Bureau for the Public Forum on the King Yin Lei Revitalization Project, organised by the HKSAR Commissioner for Heritage Office and HKSAR Antiquities and Monument Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 26 May 2011.  (Attended by about 120 people)

2011                       “Concrete for War, Heritage in Peace: Hong Kong’s Heritage of War Architecture,” public lecture invited by the Urban Renewal Authority for the International Forum on Conservation and Adaptive Reuse of Reinforced Concrete Building, organised by the Central Oasis Community Advisory Committee of the Urban Renewal Authority, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 22 January 2011. (Attended by about 200 people)

2010                       “Genesis of Modernism: From Streamline Moderne to Bauhaus Architecture” (in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 6 March 2010.  (Attended by about 200 people)

2009                       “Cultural Heritage Values: The Basis of Architectural Conservation” (文物的價值保育的基礎, in Cantonese), public lecture for the seminar 國民教育專家講座系列:從建築看文化承傳與現代生活 [Civic Education Expert Seminar Series: Looking at Cultural Heritage and Modern Way of Life through Architecture], invited by the HKSAR Education Bureau, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 9 December 2009.  (Attended by about 120 teachers)

2009                       “Pillbox: Architectural Heritage of War of the 20th Century” (碉堡: 二十世紀的戰爭建築遺產, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monument Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 11 July 2009.  (Attended by about 200 people)

2006                       “Fortified Tower Houses: The Architecture of Overseas Chinese in Kaiping and Taishan” (碉樓: 華僑在開平與台山的防衛性建築, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monument Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 10 June 2006.  (Attended by about 200 people)

2006                       “Hong Kong’s Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage and Its Cultural Significance,” public lecture for the seminar New Secondary School Curriculum: Understanding and Interpreting the History Curriculum, invited by the HKSAR Educational and Manpower Bureau and the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 1 April 2006.  (With Lynne DiStefano)   (Attended by about 120 teachers)

2005                       “Hong Kong’s Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage and Its Cultural Significance,” public lecture for 200 secondary school teachers at the Teacher Seminar on Heritage Education, invited by the HKSAR Antiquities and Monuments Office and HKSAR Education and Manpower Bureau, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 23 April 2005.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 120 teachers)

2003                       “Conservation: More Than Buildings,” public lecture invited by the HKSAR Planning Department, held at the North Point Government Offices, 7 November 2003.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 70 planners and other professionals of the HKSAR Planning Department.)

Invited by Universities in Hong Kong (including HKU, but outside the Faculty of Architecture)

2017                       “Bauhaus in Hong Kong: 20th-Century Architectural Heritage,” invited public lecture jointly organised by the Hong Kong University Museum Society and Hong Kong Arts Festival Programme, held at the HKU University Museum and Art Gallery, 13 January 2017. See: http://www.umag.hku.hk/en/event_detail.php?id=907540.  (Attended by about 80 people)

2016                       “A Century’s Journey of Architectural Aesthetics Development in the Context of Globalisation,” invited special lecture for summer visiting students from Fudan University and overseas universities (from the disciplines of Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Health Sciences and Engineering) as part of the credit-bearing HIST2125 and the non-credit-bearing GCSD2016 courses, organised by the HKU Global Affairs Office, held at HKU, 18 July 2016.  (Attended by 96 students)

2014                       “Conservation Policies and Principles,” invited lecture for the undergraduate courses POL3942 Environmental Policy and Ethics and POL3206 Environmental Issues, Policy and Ethics, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, 26 and 28 March 2014.  (Average class size about 50 students)

2013                       “In Search of Hong Kong’s Cultural Identity,” invited lecture for the undergraduate courses SA3942 Environmental Policy and Ethics and SA3206 Environmental Issues, Policy and Ethics, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, 9 April 2013.  (Average class size about 50 students)

2012-2013            “Hong Kong Tong Lau: Architectural Heritage of Central and Western Districts,” public lecture invited by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 25 October 2012 (held at the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage) and 31 February 2013.  (Attended by about 100 people)

2012                       “Conservation Principles, Assessing Cultural Heritage Values” and “Innovative Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings,” invited lectures for undergraduate public administration students and science students, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, 1 March 2012.  (Average class size about 50 students)

2011                       “The Aesthetics of Science and Sci-fi in Architecture” and “New Design in Old Buildings,” invited double lecture for undergraduate students, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 24 October, 2011. (Attended by about 50 students)

2011                       “Sci-fi and the Real World: How Science Fiction Shapes the Environment In which We Live,” invited lecture and field trips to the HSBC Building, CityU's Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre and the young multi-disciplinary design practice ADO Design, for Hong Kong's top secondary school students in the Academy for the Talented initiative organised by the Academic Liaison Section of the Registry, HKU; 26 November 2011.  (Attended by 30 students)

2011                       “New Design in Old Buildings: International Examples of Super Innovative Adaptive Reuse Projects,” invited lecture for local, Mainland Chinese and international students participating in the Crimson Summer Exchange 2011, jointly organised by the HKU Academic Liaison Section of the Registry and Crimson China Cultural Exchange Foundation, held at HKU, 5 August 2011.  (Attended by about 200 students)

2011                       “Museum & Society: Social Ideologies of Museum Architecture,” invited lecture for the course “Museum and Archives Studies” in the Master of Arts in Cultural Management programme, offered by the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), held at CUHK), 11 April 2011.  (Attended by about 60 students)

2010                       “Architecture and Society: Decoding the Societal Meaning behind the Design of Architecture,” coordinator and key lecturer for a series of four lectures for the HKU General Education Unit, held at HKU, 25 January 2010, 2, 8 and 22 February 2010.  (Attended by about 200 students in total)

2008                       “Singapore Shophouses and Hong Kong Tong Lau,” invited lecture for the Joint CPD Lecture Series on Building Typology for the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), jointly organised by HKIA, HKIS and HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), 6 November 2008.  (Attended by about 100 architects and surveyors) 

2008                       “China’s Gotham City: A Cinematic Adventure through the Living City of Hong Kong,” invited lecture for 100 international exchange students for the International and Mainland Students and Programs Office, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), held at HKUST, 28 August 2008.  (Attended by about 100 students)

2008                       “Diaolou Architecture of Kaiping and Taishan,” invited lecture for the Hong Kong Architectural Centre, held at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, 18 August 2008.  (Attended by about 50 architects)

2008                       “Outside the Box: On Creative Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Architecture,” invited lecture for the Department of Architecture, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, 26 June 2008.  (Attended by about 30 students)

2003                       “Conservation Guidelines,” guest lecture for the Conservation Module of the BSc(Hon) Facilities Management Programme, Hong Kong College of Technology, 15 March 2003.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 50 students)

2002                       “Vernacular Heritage of Hong Kong,” invited lecture for the undergraduate course The Arts of China, Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 4 December 2002.  (Attended by about 30 students)

2002                       “Cultural Heritage and the Built Environment: Introduction to the Meaning and Value of Cultural Heritage,” invited lecture for the Conservation Module of the BSc(Hon) Facilities Management Programme, Hong Kong College of Technology, 1 June 2002.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 50 students)

2002                       “Conservation Planning,” invited lecture for Built Expo 2002 Seminar: Sustainable Built Environment—Conservation Planning, City University of Hong Kong, 15 April 2002.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 50 students)

2000                       “The Kampong House: The Cultural Origins of the Malay Houseform,” invited lecture for the BA and MA Elective Course Museum and Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 25 March 2000.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 20 students)

Invited by Professional Institutes in Hong Kong

2017                      “The Architectural and Cinematic Heritage of Yau Ma Tei Theatre,” CPD lecture invited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), held at the CityU SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre, 20 January 2017.  (With Curry Tse)  See: https://zh-hk.facebook.com/CIOBHongKong/photos/pb.175207959173053.-2207520000.1484108883./1617102161650285/?type=3.  (Attended by about 60 people)

2016                      “New Design in Old Buildings: Innovative Revitalisation of Heritage Buildings,” Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) training seminar organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), held at the RICS HK Office, 7 December 2016.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  See: http://www.rics.org/hk/training--events-north-asia/conferences-seminars/new-design-in-old-buildings-innovative-revitalisation-of-heritage-buildings/hong-kong/.  (Attended by about 80 RICS members)

2016                      Invited speaker (with architect James Law) for the public forum Kulture Salon 11 – The Art of Architecture, organised by K11 and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), held at Chi K11 Art Space, 29 October 2016.  See: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeWY-pkDiaiBPkkORN8X1idn2LL8iuv-zfRpa5v2uVXXNsTw/viewform?c=0&w=1 (attended by about 50 architectural and design professionals and members of the general public)

2016                      “From ‘Moderne’ to ‘Modern’: 20th-Century Architectural Heritage,” CPD lecture invited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), held at the CityU SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre, 12 August 2016.  See: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1441413879219115.1073741870.175207959173053&type=3.  (Attended by about 60 CIOB members)

2016                      “Conservation of the Built Heritage: How Can You Contribute?”, CPD lecture invited by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), held at the HKIS Head Office, 2 June 2016.  (With Wong Bay)  See: http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/professional_cpd2.php?id=3752.  (Attended by about 80 HKIS members)

2016                      “Chinese Renaissance Architecture: The Ideology behind the Aesthetics,” a Continuing Professional Development lecture for The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON), 22 April 2016.  See: http://www.hkicon.org/joomla/cpd/cpd-detail.php?id=126  (Attended by about 35 professionals)

2015                      “Integration of Old and New: Innovative Design for Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings,” CPD lecture invited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), held at the Federation of Youth Groups Buildings, 28 January 2015.  See

https://www.facebook.com/events/917946741550161/.  (Attended by about 80 CIOB members)

2014                      “Adaptive Reuse of Hong Kong's Heritage Buildings: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” presentation at The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Annual Conference 2014, held at Conrad Hong Kong, 13 September 2014.  (Attended by about 300 surveyors and other professionals)

2014                      Integrating Old and New: Innovative Design for Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings,” invited lecture organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), held at the HKIS Surveyors Learning Centre, 6 June 2014.  See:

http://www.hkis.org.hk/en/professional_cpd2.php?id=3203.  (Attended by about 100 surveyors)

2014                      Integration of the Old and the New: Creating Architectural Heritage of the Future through Innovative Architectural Design,” invited lecture by the Hong Kong office of Benoy, a British-based international architectural practice with over 300 staff in the Hong Kong office, held at Benoy Hong Kong, 28 February 2014.  (Attended by about 80 architects, including senior directors)

2012                      “Heritage Conservation Workshop,” a two-day-long, half-day Internal Workshop for Materials Skill Network Training by Arup Materials HK, organised by Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd., attended by materials engineers, project managers and planners, 8-9 October 2012.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 20 engineers, planners and project managers)

2012                      “Asia Society Hong Kong Centre: The Former Explosives Magazine Compound,” a Continuing Professional Development field lecture-cum-guided tour of the titled site for The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON), 28 January 2012.  (Attended by about 20 people)

2011                      “Pillbox: Architectural Heritage of War of the 20th Century,” a Continuing Professional Development lecture for The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON), 3 December 2011.  (Attended by about 30 professionals)

2011                      “Adaptive Reuse Design in Hong Kong,” invited lecture for the Professional Roundtable Seminar, organised by the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, HKU Community Project Workshop and the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists, held at Poggenphol Flagship Store on 29 July 2011.  (Attended by about 50 professionals)

2011                      “A Future of Steel and Glass in the Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings,” invited lecture for the One-day Workshop on Management Approach in Fire & Structural Safety Design of Heritage Buildings, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction and the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 17 February 2011.  (Attended by about 100 professionals)

2008                      “From Art Deco to Early Modernism: Hong Kong’s Streamline Moderne and Bauhaus Architecture,” invited lecture for the Joint CPD Lecture Series on Building Typology, organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) and the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), held at HKIS, 31 July 2008.  (Attended by about 80 architects and surveyors)

2008                      “On Kaiping Diaolou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,” invited lecture and seminar by invitation of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, 11 January 2008.  (Attended by about 30 people)

2007                      “Urban Conservation of Hong Kong: Issues and Challenges,” invited lecture for the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers / Institute of Structural Engineers Joint Structural Division Annual Seminar, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 16 May 2007.  (Attended by about 100 engineers)

2001                      “Hong Kong’s Heritage Buildings: More than Bricks and Mortar,” invited lecture for the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, 11 December 2001.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 60 accountants)

Invited by NGOs and Schools in Hong Kong

2017                      “The Remarkable People – Naked Dialogues: Conserve No More?”, for the Jockey Club Cultural Heritage Leadership Project, with German photo-artist Michael Wolf, invited by the Fringe Club, held at Fringe Upstairs theatre, 26 August 2017.  See:

http://www.hkfringeclub.com/en/whatson/1095-The+Remarkable+People+%E2%80%93+Naked+Dialogues.html.

2016                      Chinese Renaissance Architecture: History, Politics and Aesthetics” (中華復興建築背後的歷史,政治與美學, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at HKU, 19 November 2016.  See:

http://cache.org.hk/blog/CRA_TNov16/.  (Attended by 100 people)

2016                      Participated (by invitation) in the documentary film, Hong Kong DNA, and the premiere panel discussion.  This is a documentary film that explores the living heritage of Hong Kong in the aspects of Clothing, Food, Shelter and Transport. Produced by the Hong Kong Heritage Project, the documentary aims to provoke a view of heritage that connects directly with the people as a means of understanding Hong Kong's cultural identity. Distributed to all local secondary schools and aired on local and regional TV channels., the documentary premiered with a panel discussion at the Festival Grand Cinema on 11 November 2016.  See:

(Intro and trailer) https://www.hongkongheritage.org/Pages/news.aspx?post=285.

(Full film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECMjXGP5Z0E.  (Attended by about 200 people)

2016                     “Smart Growth and Sustainable Cities,” lecture for students and teachers invited by Renaissance College, held at Renaissance College, 6 June 2016.  (Attended by about 120 secondary school students and their teachers)

2016                      “The Design of Museum Architecture: Aesthetics and Ideology” (博物館建築設計建築美學與意識形態, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at HKU, 23 April 2016.  See:

http://cache.org.hk/blog/Museum_design_Tapr16/.  (Attended by 85 people)

2016                      “100+ Years of Very Hong Kong Architecture” (非常港建一百+, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Hong Kong Architecture Centre (HKAC) for the opening of the My 10 Most ‘Liked’ Hong Kong Architecture Exhibition, held at Terminal 2 of the Hong Kong International Airport, 5 March 2016.  See:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1047579871971246/.  (Attended by about 50 people)

2016                      “Savaged by War, Salvaged in Peace: Military Architectural Heritage” (戰爭與和平軍事建築文化遺產, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at HKU, 4 March 2016.  See:

http://cache.org.hk/blog/warandpeace_Mar2016/.  (Attended by 150 people)

2016                      “Architectural Heritage of Central District, 1841-1997,” lecture invited by the Hong Kong Architecture Centre (HKAC) as the first training session for the HKAC Docent Academy, held at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, 18 February 2016.  See:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1552795258370476/.  (Attended by 20 docents)

2016                      “Social Sustainability and the Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings: A Global Survey,” lecture invited by the think tank SD Advocates, held at the Hong Kong Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 28 January 2016.  (Attended by about 30 people)

2015                      “Hong Kong Tong Lau” (香港唐樓, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Hong Kong Architecture Centre, held at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, 3 September 2015.  See:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.734703243306150.1073741904.189357684507378&type=3. (Attended by about 90 people)

2015                      “Heritage of Wanchai,” lecture for school teachers invited by Sha Tin Government Secondary School, held at HKU, 4 June 2015.  (Attended by 55 school teachers)

2015                      “Tangible and Intangible Heritage and Cultural Identity,” lecture for students and teachers invited by Renaissance College, held at Renaissance College, 1 June 2015.  (Attended by about 80 secondary school students and their teachers)

2015                      The Colonial Architectural Heritage of the Central and Western District: The Urban Infrastructural Basis for Today’s Hong Kong” (中西區殖民地時期的建築文物:今天香港的城市建設基礎, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 28 March 2015.  See:

2014                      “Hong Kong Colonial Architecture, 1841-1997” (1841-1997香港殖民地建築」, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1 November 2014.  See:

http://cache.org.hk/blog/colonial_architecture_talk/.  (Attended by 80 people)

2014                      What do the Airplane, the Ocean-liner, Ultraman, a Sony transistor radio and the Sony iPhone have to do with Hong Kong’s Modern Heritage Architecture?” (香港二十世紀的建築文物與飛機、輪船、鹹蛋超人、新力牌原子粒收音機與蘋果iPhone到底有什麼關係?, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 16 August 2014.  See:

http://cache.org.hk/blog/modern_architecture_talk/.  (Attended by about 60 people)

2014                      “Museum Architecture and Society,” public lecture for the Distinguished Public Lecture Series: Four PhDs on Community and Arts/History/Heritage, organised by Arts in Heritage Research (AHR) and co-organised by ACP, The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) and The Fringe Club, held at Fringe Dairy, The Fringe Club, 26 April 2014.  See:

http://ahr.org.hk/en/my-product/distinguished-public-lecture-series-four-phds-on-community-and-arts-history-heritage/.  (Attended by about 30 people)

2014                      “Concepts and Definitions of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage” (物質與非物質文化遺產的概念和定義, in Cantonese), public lecture for Our Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage in HK Public Lecture Series, organised by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at the City Gallery, 12 April 2014.  See:

http://www.citygallery.gov.hk/en/to-participate/activities.html#CACHE.  (Attended by about 30 people)

2014                      Participated (by invitation) in the filming of the documentary, City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City, 20 Years Later, produced by the Wall Street Journal, premiere screening at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 25 March 2014.  (Attended by about 100 people)

2013                      “From Silent Film to Blue Movies: The Rise and Fall of Yau Ma Tei Theatre” (由默片到鹹片:油麻地戲院的興衰史, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2 November 2013.  (Attended by about 60 people)

2013                      New Paradigm in Architectural Conservation: Innovative Design in Adaptive Reuse Projects” (舊建加新的新思創意無限、活化再用, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by Joint Publishing, for the City & Conservation Seminars  (城市與保育.講), organised by Joint Publishing, held at the Joint Publishing Vision Bookcafe, 29 June 2013.  (Attended by about 50 people)

2013                      “Chinese Renaissance Architecture: Architectural Origins of Chinese Style Christian Churches in Hong Kong” (中華復興建築:香港中式基督教教堂的建築由來in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Roundtable Institute, organised by CUHK Centre for Catholic Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education and Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 26 June 2013.  (Attended by about 60 people)

2013                      “Green Building Design in Heritage Buildings of the Wan Chai Blue House Cluster,” a field workshop for secondary school students and accompanying teachers as part of the Green Building Workshop for Primary and Secondary School Students organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and co-organised by St. James Settlement, 2 February 2013.  (Attended by about 30 students and teachers)

2013                      “Fun with Living Heritage” 老香港「新」活遊〉, an exhibition with field lectures and guide tours, on the conservation of Wing Lee Street tong lau, jointly organised by ACP, HKU General Education Unit, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Urban Renewal Authority, held at the exhibition space of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group at No. 7 Wing Lee Street, 1-28 February 2013.  (Attended by about 20 people)

2011                      “Adaptive Reuse: A Provocative Proposition,” public lecture invited by the Western and Central District Council, held at the Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, 8 January 2011.  (Attended by about 30 people)

2010                      “Architecture and Heritage at The University of Hong Kong” (in Cantonese), public lecture at the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, followed by a guided tour to the HKU Main Campus, jointly organised by the HKU Friends of Centennial Campus and Conservancy Association, 8 May 2010.  (Attended by about 30 people)

2008                      Kaiping and Taishan Diaolou: Architecture and Culture of the Chinese Diaspora,” invited lecture for the Helena May, 5 March 2008.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 30 people)

2007                      “Identity of Place/Significance of Place: Heritage Values and Character-defining Elements (CDEs),” a presentation for the Urban Design for a High Density City Symposium, organised by the Hong Kong Urban Design Alliance, held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 17 November 2007.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 100 people)

2006                      Diaolou: Fortified Tower Houses of Taishan and Kaiping,” invited lecture for Asia Society, held at the Hong Kong Club, 17 August 2006.  (Attended by about 60 people)

2005                      “Sustainable Urban Conservation in Wan Chai: Managing the Pace of Change,” presentation for the 3rd EnviroSeries Conference: Urban Regeneration—A Key to Hong Kong’s Sustainable Future, organised by the Business Environment Council, held at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, 21 September 2005.  (Attended by about 100 people)

2003                      “Cultural Heritage of Kam Tin,” field trip-cum-lecture for Asia Society, 14 June 2003.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 20 people)

Invited by Museums in Hong Kong

2017                      “Colonial Architecture of Hong Kong, 1841-1997” (香港殖民地時代建築, 1841-1997, in Cantonese), lecture for museum docent training invited by the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, held at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, 11 November 2017.  (Attended by 40 docents)

2017                      “Heritage Visit – Wanchai Ghostbusting Exploration Tour with Dr. Lee Ho Yin,” an urban-legend-cum-heritage exploration tour of the older parts of the Wanchai district, organized by The University of Hong Kong Museum Society, 27 October 2017.  See:

http://www.hkums.com/sub_current_activities.php?id=456/?subject=HeritageVisit-WanchaiGhostbustingExplorationTourwithDr.LeeHoYin%E7%81%A3%E4%BB%94%E6%8D%89%E9%AC%BC%E6%95%A2%E6%AD%BB%E6%96%87%E7%89%A9%E6%8E%A2%E9%9A%AA%E5%9C%98-%E8%88%87%E6%9D%8E%E6%B5%A9%E7%84%B6%E5%8D%9A%E5%A3%AB.  (Attended by 15 people – the tour quota)

2016                      “The Early Colonial Architectural Heritage of the Central and Western District” (中西區早期殖民地時代的建築文物, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, held at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, 17 December 2016.  See:

http://hk.drsunyatsen.museum/en_US/web/sysm/activites/programmes1012/talk.html.  (Attended by about 60 people – the quota was 40 people)

2015                      “Chinese Revival Architecture of China’s Republican Period” (民國時代的中華復興建築, in Cantonese), public lecture invited by the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, held at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, 19 December 2015.  See:

http://hk.drsunyatsen.museum/en_US/web/sysm/activites/programmes1012/talk.html.  (Attended by about 60 people – the quota was 40 people)

http://cache.org.hk/blog/syp_heritage_building_2015/.  (Attended by 80 people)

2015                      “Hong Kong’s Early Colonial Urban Environment: The Architectural Heritage of Central and Western District,” public lecture invited by the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, 7 February 2015.  (Attended by 56 people – the quota was 40 people)

2015                      “HKICON Military Heritage ‘Walkatalk’ at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence,” field lecture on Hong Kong’s military heritage on display at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) and supported by the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 3 January 2015.  See:

http://www.hkicon.org/joomla/cpd/upload/20150103%20CPD%20military%20heritage%20walkatalk%20at%20HKMCD.pdf.  (Attended by 35 HKICON members)

2013                      What is Modern Architecture?  A Starter,” invited lecture and roundtable discussion for Modernity-Modern Architecture in an International Context, an event in connection with the Rene Burri-UTOPIA photographic exhibition, organised by the HKU University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), 18 June 2013.  (With Florian Knothe and Lynne DiStefano.)  (Attended by about 80 people)

2012                      “Museum and Society: Social Ideologies of Museum Architecture,” public lecture organised by the HKU Museum Society, held at the HKU University Museum and Art Gallery, 10 January 2012.  (Attended by about 50 people)

2009                      “Singapore Shophouses vs. Hong Kong Tong Lau,” invited lecture for The University of Hong Kong Museum Society, held at the University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU, 12 May 2009.  (Attended by about 50 people)

2008                      Diaolou Architecture of Kaiping and Taishan,” invited lecture for The Friends of the Art Museum CUHK, held at the Helena May, 12 November 2008.  (Attended by about 30 people)

2008                      “Art Deco vs Bauhaus: Streamline Moderne and Early Modern Architecture,” invited lecture for The University of Hong Kong Museum Society, held at Club Lusitano, 15 May 2008.  (Attended by about 50 people)

2003                      “Cultural Heritage of the New Territories,” public lecture at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 2 July 2003.  (With Lynne DiStefano)  (Attended by about 50 people)

Invited by the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence (on military topics)

(Audience quota 50 people)

2017                       “The Sergeant and the Saracen: Memories of an Instructor of the Hong Kong Police Armoured Vehicle” (沙展與沙利臣:香港警察裝甲車教官的回憶, in Cantonese, public lecture with former police sergeant / armoured car commander-cum-instructor Mr. Yeung Wah Hing, held at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence as part of the special programmes for International Museum Day, 13 May 2017.

2015                       “Military Architectural Heritage” (軍事建築文化遺產, in Cantonese), public lecture at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence as part of the special lecture series “Hong Kong Now and Then: History, Archaeology, Architecture and Military” for the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 25 July 2015.

2015                       “Tracing the British Tanks” (追蹤英式坦克, in Cantonese), public lecture at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence as part of the special programmes for International Museum Day, 16 and 17 May 2015.

2014                       “Heavy Firepower!  Special Forces Machine Guns and Rifles” (重火力!特種部隊的機關槍與步槍, in Cantonese), public lecture and firearm demonstration at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 15 February 2014.

2013                       The Heritage of War Architecture” (戰爭建築文化遺產, in Cantonese), public lecture at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 16 February 2013.

2011                       “Special Forces: Operations, Weapons and Tactics” (特種部隊: 行動、武器、戰術, in Cantonese), public lecture and firearm demonstration at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 22 October 2011.

2010                       “Tactical Communications: Conveying Messages in Combat Situations” (戰術通訊作戰情況下的訊息傳達, in Cantonese), public lecture and firearm demonstration at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 6 November 2010.

2009                       Combat at the Last Resort: A Demonstration of Bayonet Fighting and Hand-to-hand Combat Techniques” (背水之戰白刃戰與徒手博擊術示範, in Cantonese), public lecture and firearm demonstration at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 18 January 2009.

2008                       Architecture of War: Bunkers and Other Military Structures of World War II in Hong Kong” (二戰掩敝體與軍事建築, in Cantonese), public lecture at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 28 December 2008.

2007                       “Classic Assault Rifles of the Cold War: M-16 vs. AK-47” (M-16 AK-47 步槍, in Cantonese), public lecture and firearm demonstration at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 25 February 2007.

2006                       “British Tanks and the Chinese Connection” (英國坦克的中華牽緣, in Cantonese), public lecture at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 20 May 2006.

2005                       “Armour at the Beginning of the Pacific War” (太平洋戰爭初的戰車, in Cantonese), public lecture at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 13 November 2005.

2005                       “Assault Rifles: M-16 vs. AK-47” (M-16 AK-47 步槍, in Cantonese), public lecture and firearm demonstration at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 20 February 2005.

2004                       Combat Trackers: Counter Insurgency Warfare in the Jungle” (追踪突擊隊森林反恐作戰, in Cantonese), public lecture at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 28 November 2004.

2002                       “Jungle Warfare Training in Brunei” (文萊叢林戰訓練, in Cantonese), public lecture and firearm demonstration at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 6 July 2002.

2002                       “Story of the M-16 Rifle” (M-16 步槍的故事, in Cantonese), public lecture and firearm demonstration at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, 20 May 2002.