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Teaching Staff

Full-time Faculty

Hendrik Tieben | Jeroen van Ameijde

Part-time Faculty

Sujata Govada | Daniel Pätzold | Nuno Soares | Casey Wang | Sylvia He | Darren Snow

Research Staff



Chen Yongming | Chen Fei | Kuang Da | Geng Yan


Mika Savela

Hendrik TIEBEN

Hendrik Tieben is an architect, urban designer and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his architectural education in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. In his doctoral dissertation at ETH Zürich he studied the relationship of architecture, history, memory and identity in context of the German reunification. At CUHK, Professor Tieben teaches urban design, theory and criticism. His research focuses on issues of rapid urbanization, urban regeneration, heritage, and identity. Hendrik Tieben is a Founding Member and Academic Advisor of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, a registered architect in Germany (AKNW), and has practiced in Europe and Asia. In his current research, Professor Tieben focuses on urban transformation, heritage and identity in Hong Kong and Macau. Hendrik Tieben is responsible for the organization of the new M.Sc. in Urban Design programme. In addition, he teaches the Urban History & Theory course (URBD 5703) and design studios.

website | hktieben@cuhk.edu.hk

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Jeroen van Ameijde is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching and conducting research in architecture, urbanism, urban analytics and data-driven design. Before joining CUHK, he taught at the Architectural Association for ten years, as well as at the University of Pennsylvania and the Bartlett, University College London. From 2012 - 2018, Jeroen was a partner and director at Urban Systems Office, a London-based practice specialising in generative design processes for architectural and urban applications. During this time, he coordinated several large scale design and consultancy projects for clients in China, including master planning projects, residential and mixed-use schemes and a hospital campus. Jeroen’s research interests focus on the intersection between urban design and architecture at dense urban locations, and how the organisation of social, cultural and economic activities can be guided through advanced computational methods for data management and design testing. He has published and lectured internationally and has taught or coordinated workshops in collaboration with numerous universities. He is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD) and a registered architect in the UK.

website | jeroen.vanameijde@cuhk.edu.hk

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Dr. Govada is an award winning, qualified urban designer and certified urban planner with over twenty four years experience in Hong Kong, PRC, India and USA, working on a diverse range of projects. Dr. Govada is the Managing Director of Urban Design & Planning Consultants Limited, an independent firm offering award winning planning, urban design, impact assessment and research services in Hong Kong and the region since 1994. She recently won six major urban design and planning awards for the Central harbourfront, HBF Harbourfront Connectivity Study, Graham Street urban regeneration, and India IT Park master planning projects. She is currently working on strategic, master planning, sustainable development, visual impact assessment and research projects in Hong Kong and the region.

As a Part-Time Assistant Professor since 2001, Dr. Govada has coordinated and taught several graduate level workshops, design studios, courses including thesis supervision in the Urban Design and the Urban Planning Programs, of the Dept. of Urban Planning and Design, at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Govada is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Planners, the American Institute of Certified Planners and a member of the Hong Kong UDA, CE@H Alternate Member of the ex Harbour-front Enhancement Committee. She is also the Urban Design Committee Co Chair of AIA HK, Vice Chair of Special Projects, the APA International Division and EXCO member of the Urban Land Institute. She teaches the course module Urban Processes (URBD 5731) and design studios.

website | sujata.govada@udpcltd.com

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Daniel was educated in London South Bank University and the Berlin Institute of Technology. He is a registered architect in Germany and shares the experience of practicing architecture for more than 12 years on projects in the infrastructure sector. Besides major projects as the Transformation of St. Pancras Station, London, redevelopment of New Delhi Station and Dubai Metro, Daniel has contributed to a number of local projects such as Hong Kong's Austin station and the modification of Sheung Wan station as well as contributing the landscape design for Macau's future Barra Station. A profound appreciation of the importance of infrastructure projects globally as a positive means to the urban environment stimulated a sincere interest in infrastructure related urban form and architecture that often forms the backbone of urban and positive community development. Besides working on large transport projects Daniel is also involved in a small scale residential retail and hospitality projects and through his interest in interaction with the community he is a contributor to a number of public art projects. Drawing from his experience, in the M.Sc. in Urban Design programme, Daniel teaches the course module Urban Transport (URBD 5732) and design studios.


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Nuno Soares is an architect and urban planner based in Macau since 2003, where he develops a contemporary practice based on his research on the Pearl River Delta region and Lusophone space. A visiting professor at the University of Saint Joseph in Macau and at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, he is currently finishing his PhD thesis on the use of urban space in Macau’s urban phenomenon. He is the founder and director of the Macau-based Center for Architecture and Urbanism (CURB). He was the designer and curator of the Macau Pavilion at the 2013 Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. He also participated in the Macanese representation at the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. In the programme Nuno teaches design studios.

website | nunosoares@cuhk.edu.hk

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Casey Wang received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Her academic and professional practice and research is promiarily focused on architectural/urban design and urban infrastructure.

Her early work experience was in Shanghai from 2003-2005. From 2005-2007 while in Cambridge, MA, her concentration was on the Boston metropolitan area, a proposal to reshape the Tsinghua University Campus, the Detroit Music Experience Museum, and the Almere area in the Netherlands.In 2006, Casey participated on the Metropol Parasol Seville project at J. Mayer H. in Berlin. From 2007-2009 she was part of Foster+Partners in London working on projects including the Robert Gorden University in Aberdeen, the Birmingham Library, the Esentai residential complex in Kazakhstan, and the Yale School of Management. In late 2009, she returned to Asia and joined OMA HK, working with Rem Koolhaas on key projects including the complete design phases of the Taipei Performing Arts Center, Shenzhen Qianhai Port City and the Tencent Beijing Headquarters. From 2013-2015, she was a Project Manager at Gensler responsible for projects in Zhuhai and Guangzhou, China, as well as developments across Malaysia, Vietnam and Australia.

Prior joining CUHK, she taught at the Master of Urban Design program at the Hong Kong University Faculty of Architecture from 2010-2014. She co-edited the books Factory Towns of South China, Villages in the City, and lectured in various institutes in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Germany, and Bangladesh. She was invited exhibitor for 2011-2012 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture. In the program, Casey teaches URBD5710-Urban Design Studio 1.

Darren Snow

Darren Snow is an Architect (RIBA), Urban Designer and Lecturer at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He has extensive experience as the lead designer of urban projects in Europe and Asia. His current practice incorporates urban regeneration projects in Shenzhen, large scale public projects in Hong Kong and the design of a post-industrial new town in Northern China.

Darren holds separate Master's level qualifications in Literature & Philosophy, Architecture and Professional Practice. His work has been Highly Commended at the World Architecture Festival, exhibited at the Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale, and awarded the RIAI travelling scholarship.

His research focus is the intersection of Placemaking and Urban Analytics. At CUHK he is advancing techniques to utilize 3D GIS tools to develop processes of urban analysis and scenario building that are better informed by placemaking values and community participation.

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Sylvia He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management at CUHK. She is a board member and honorary deputy secretary of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS). She serves on the editorial board of Travel Behaviour and Society. Sylvia’s current research interests include transportation planning and policy, travel behavior, urban and regional economics, and GIS/spatial analysis. Her research has been funded by both local and international funding agencies and organizations, such as GRF, PPR, UGC/DAAD, Regional Studies Association (RSA), US Department of Transportation, and BMW Group Institute for Mobility Research (ifmo). She holds a PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development from the School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC), where she won the John Dyckman Award for Best Dissertation in Planning. Prior to joining CUHK, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In the programme, she teaches Environmental and Urban Economics (URBD 5702).

website | sylviahe@cuhk.edu.hk

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Chen Yongming started his PhD research at School of Architecture, CUHK in 2014. His thesis project, "Long Collective House: A new type of open urban residence", was the only awarded design from Asian universities in Archiprix International Moscow 2013. He is the recipient of numbers of international design awards, including Archiprix International Moscow 2013 (Hunter Douglas Award), UIA 2011 TOKYO International Competition (Honorable Mention), 2012 Graduate Architecture Award (3rd Place), CUBE 180 Sustainable & Low-carbon Architecture International Design Competition (Gold Award), IS ARCH awards (Special Mention) and HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2015 (Bronze Award). His research focuses on socio-anthropological related issues of rapid urbanization, urban regeneration, heritage, and identity. He is currently doing his PhD thesis titled Socio-spatial Dynamics and the (Re)Practice of Home: A Spatial-anthropology of Boat people's Community in Xiamen Harbor (1920s to present). He also acts as a peer reviewer for Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (SCI, AHCI) since 2015. In the CUHK M.Sc. in Urban Design programme Yongming contributes to the introduction to urbanism and visualization course, as well as studios, workshops, reviews and tutorials.

Email: archryan@hotmail.com

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Chen Fei started his PhD research at School of Architecture, CUHK in 2017. His research focuses on Transformation of Public Participation in Urban Renewal, HKSAR (2001-). He got a master's degree from Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London before joining CUHK.

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Kuang Da started his PhD research at School of Architecture, CUHK in 2016. He is interested in Flood Memory – Learning from Flood Experience. Before he got a master's degree from University College London and Architectural Association School of Architecture.

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Geng Yan started her PhD research at School of Architecture, CUHK in 2016. Her interests lies in comparative study on village transfotmation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong to refine its formation, production and transition and to discuss its impact on the socio-economic dynamics of the urban space in Chinese urbanism. Before he got a master's degree from University College London.

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Mr. Wilson Fung
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