About Edward Yan-Yung NG  ----------- 恩融教授

BA(Hons) Nott, BArch(Distinction) Manc, MBA(Distinction) Warwick, PhD Cantab, RIBA, HKIA,, IESNA, MSLL, FHKMetS, FRMetS, FRSA, Architect(UK), Architect(HK).

 

Edward is Yao Ling-Sun Professor of Architecture (姚連生建築學教授) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; he is also an architect and an environmental consultant offering design and expert services to clients, organizations and governments.

EDUCATION: Edward graduated in Architecture from Nottingham University with a 1st class Honours BA degree in 1983; and from Manchester University with a BArch (Distinction in Design and in Dissertation) degree in 1986.  He was an ACU Commonwealth Scholar and a resident scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge for his PhD study (1987-1991) with Professor Dean Hawkes.  He got a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with Distinction from Warwick University in 2003.

ACADEMIC: In 1999 at the CUHK, Edward was appointed an associate professor.  In 2002, he was promoted to a full professorship.  In 2011, he became Professor of Architecture.  In 2014, he was appointed the first incumbent of the Yao Ling-Sun Endowed Chair Professorship in Architecture.  Edward teaches Design and lectures on Environmental Technology.  At CUHK, he is the Programme Director of the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Design; an Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC); and the Team Leader of Urban Sustainability in the Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (IEES).  He is an international advisory board member of LRT; an editorial board member of ASR; a board member of PLEA and IAUC; a member of a number of local (e.g. HKGBC) and international (e.g. CIE) professional committees; and a visiting professor at, among others, Xian Jiaotong University, China. 

PROFESSIONAL: Edward was elected a Royal Manchester Institute Heywood Medalist for his achievements in architectural design in 1986.  He is a qualified architect in Hong Kong and in the UK [RIBA, HKIA, ARB(UK)].  His work on daylight studies (IDMP) has earned him membership with two of the world’s most important illumination engineering societies [IESNA, MSLL].  He is Fellow of a number of meteorological societies [FHKMetS, FRMetS] for his work on urban climate for city planning.  He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for his contribution to sustainable design.  Professionally, Edward founded NG Design and practiced as an architect in London and in Cambridge, UK prior to his return to Hong Kong.  Recently, he has focused on offering strategic advices to policy makers, governments, organizations and professionals. 

DESIGN: Edward’s design work have been exhibited at various locations in the UK, France, USA, Italy, Germany, China, Spain, Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and so on.  His “A Bridge Too Far” project won him many awards including the prestigious RIBA International Awards 2006.  Another of his ongoing design interest is “low-tech sustainable design” in China.  His “Eco-School” was highly commended in the inaugural World Architecture Festival 2008 in Barcelona, Spain; it won him three Design for Asia (DFA) 2008 Awards, the CAMA 2008 Grand Award, the RIBA International Awards 2009, and the UNESCO 2009 Heritage Jury Innovation Award.  His post-quake designs have also been internationally applauded; his Maan project won him the UNESCO 2011 Heritage Jury Innovation Award and a Grand Award of the Green Building Awards 2010. 

RESEARCH: Edward's research interests are in the areas of daylight design, urban climatology and sustainable architecture. He has published over 400 papers, book chapters and reports; and he has secured over US$12 million of research grants over the years.  Recently, his research interest is on high density city design issues.  He has collaborated with many scholars in Hong Kong, the UK, Germany, Japan and Singapore, and with Hong Kong government offices like BD, EPD,ArchSD and PlanD.  His “Air Ventilation Assessment” (AVA) Project with Planning Department HKSAR won him the 2005 HKIA Research Awards, the 2006 PGBC Grand Awards, and the Runner-up of the RIBA Research Awards 2007.

COMMUNITY: Edward was the Founding Chairman (2007-2013) of Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation.  Over the years, he has led over 1000 students from 20 universities to China for humanitarian projects.  He is the recipient of Red Cross’s HK Humanity Award 2010, and he is an honorable mention of Reader's Digest’s Asian of the Year 2011.  In 2013, he set up the One University One Village Project Initiative to further his humanitarian work with his students in South West China.

 

 

Bio (420 words):  Professor NG Yan Yung Edward is Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is the first incumbent of the Yao Ling Sun Endowed Chair in Architecture. He obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge. He worked as an architect before becoming a professor. He specializes in Green Building, Environmental and Sustainable Design, and Urban Climatology for City Planning. At CUHK, Professor Ng is also the Director of the Master of Science of Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme, the Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC), and the Team Leader of Urban Sustainability and Public Health in the Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (IEES). As an environmental consultant to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Professor Ng developed the performance-based daylight design practice note, the Air Ventilation Assessment Technical Guidelines and the Urban Climatic Maps for City Planning. He is now working with the governments and agencies in Singapore and Macau, as well as a number of Chinese cities, on Urban Climatic Maps. Among many of his research interests, he is collaborating with public health colleagues to investigate the impact of city design and climate change on urban living. In 2005, Professor Ng pioneered the idea of “Wu Zhi Qiao” (Bridge to China) and successfully built the first bridge in Gansu in China together with students from CUHK and other universities and professionals. Later, in 2007, he founded the “Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation” and held the founding chairmanship until 2013. In 2006, while still building bridges, Professor Ng initiated “A School To Learn” campaign and led his architecture students to build school facilities and start an education assistance programme in Guangxi in South West China. In early 2014, noting the cultural and socio-economical needs of remote villagers in South West China, Professor Ng established the “One University One Village Project Initiative” to continue his humanitarian work with his students. He believes that knowledge creates the future, and it is the responsibility of academia to chart this future. Professor Ng has published over 400 papers and 3 books. He has twice received the International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He has also twice been honoured by the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Jury Commendation for Innovation Award. He was the recipient of the 2010 Red Cross Humanitarian Award and was named as one of the “Asian of the Year” by Reader's Digest in 2011.

Bio (250 words):   Prof Edward Ng is an Architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University. He had worked as an architect before becoming a professor. His specialty is in Green Building, Environmental and Sustainable Design and in Urban Climatology for City Planning.  At CUHK, he is the Director of the M.Sc. Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme, the Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) and the Team Leader of Urban Sustainability and Public Health in the Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (IEES).   As an environmental consultant to the Hong Kong SAR Government, Edward developed the performance based daylight design practice note; the Air Ventilation Assessment (AVA) Technical Guidelines; and the Urban Climatic Maps for City Planning for the HKSAR Govt. He is now working with governments and agencies in Singapore, Macau, as well as a number of Chinese cities on the same. Among many of his research interests, he is collaborating with public health colleagues to investigate the impact of city design and climate change on urban living.  Professor Ng has published over 400 papers and reports, including 3 books. He has twice received the International Award from of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), he has also twice been given the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Jury Commendation for Innovation Award. He was the recipient of the Red Cross Humanitarian 2010 Award. He was named one of the Asian of the Year by Reader's Digest in 2011.

Bio (150 words):  Professor Edward Ng is an architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He specializes in Green Building, Environmental and Sustainable Design, and Urban Climatology for City Planning. Professor Ng is also the Director of the Master of Science of Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme. As an environmental consultant to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Professor Ng developed the performance-based daylight design practice note, the Air Ventilation Assessment Technical Guidelines and the Urban Climatic Maps for City Planning. He is now working with the governments and agencies in Singapore and Macau, as well as a number of Chinese cities, on Urban Climatic Maps. Professor Ng has published over 400 papers and 3 books. He has twice received the International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  

Bio in Chinese (700 words):  吳恩融教授現為香港中文大學姚连生建筑学教授。他在英國劍橋大學獲得博士學位,在大學任教前曾任職建築師。他的重點研究領域為綠色建築、環境與可持續建築設計方法,以及城市規劃與都市氣候學。同時,吳教授在香港中文大學擔任建築學系可持續與環境設計理學碩士課程主任、未來城市研究所副所長、環境、能源及可持續發展研究所的可持續城市設計及公共衛生項目組長。作爲香港特區政府的環境顧問,吳教授為香港政府制定了香港建築天然採光能效的建築規範,空氣流通評估準則及其技術性方法,以及用作城市規劃的香港都市氣候圖。吳教授亦為新加坡、澳門及中國內地多個省市的政府和機構制定都市氣候圖。在眾多研究興趣中,他現正與公共衞生的同事集中研究城市設計和氣候變化對城市生活的影響。有見山區學童上學困難,吳教授於2005年發起了建橋計劃,聯同香港中文大學及其他大學的學生和一眾專業人士在中國甘肅省成功建成首座「無止橋」。其後他於2007年成立「無止橋慈善基金」,並擔任創會主席直至2013年。在建橋同時,吳教授於2006年帶領其建築學系學生為廣西貧困山區紅鄧屯的少數民族興建新校舍,項目名為「瑤學行」,並為當地學童提供授課服務。2014年初,吳教授洞察到中國西南部貧困偏遠農村的文化及社會經濟需要,便籌組及推行「一專一村」計劃 ,與他的學生繼續從事人道工作。吳教授深信知識創造未來,而這正是學術界應肩負的責任。吳教授曾發表超過400份研究論文報告及三本專書。他更兩度獲得英國皇家建築師學會國際大獎,並兩度獲得聯合國教科文組織亞太區文化遺産保護獎。吳教授亦獲香港紅十字會頒發「香港人道年獎2010」,他也是《讀者文摘》2011年亞洲英雄獎榮譽提名人得主之一。

Bio in Chinese (300 words):  吳恩融教授現為香港中文大學姚连生建筑学教授。他的重點研究領域為綠色建築、環境與可持續建築設計方法,以及城市規劃與都市氣候學。同時,吳教授在香港中文大學擔任建築學系可持續與環境設計理學碩士課程主任、未來城市研究所副所長、環境、能源及可持續發展研究所的可持續城市設計及公共衛生項目組長。 作爲香港特區政府的環境顧問,吳教授為香港政府制定了香港建築天然採光能效的建築規範,空氣流通評估準則及其技術性方法,以及用作城市規劃的香港都市氣候圖。吳教授曾發表超過400份研究論文報告以及三本專書。他更兩度獲得英國皇家建築師學會國際大獎,及兩度獲得聯合國教科文組織亞太區文化遺産保護獎。

Bio in Chinese (200 words):  吳恩融教授現為香港中文大學姚连生建筑学教授。生態可持續建築和都市氣候的城市規劃是吳教授多年來重點關注的研究領域, 他開創並親自主持香港中文大學建築學系可持續環境設計理學碩士課程。作爲香港特區政府的環境顧問,吳教授為香港政府制定了香港建築天然採光能效的建築規範,空氣流通評估準則及其技術性方法,以及用作城市規劃的香港都市氣候圖。吳教授曾發表超過400份研究論文報告及三本專書。他更兩度獲得英國皇家建築師學會國際大獎

 

       

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Professor Edward Ng       
School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, AIT Building, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Tel: +(852) 3943 6515        Email: edwardng@cuhk.edu.hk