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Full-time Faculty

Hendrik Tieben |

Part-time Faculty

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

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PhD

Ongoing

Chen Yongming | Geng Yan | Kuang Da

Completed

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

Back to top. Sujata S. GOVADA

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

Back to top. Daniel PATZOLD

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.

daniel.patzold@cuhk.edu.hk

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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

Back to top. Casey WANG

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.

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Sylvia HE is an urban planner, geographer, and economist by training. She is an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2012. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Geography from Sun Yat-sen University, she received postgraduate training at McMaster University and the University of Southern California, where she completed her PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development in the Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her research interests include transportation planning and policy, land use, urban economics, and spatial analysis. During her doctoral program, she was selected as a Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow by the National Academies in Washington D.C. and as a visiting research fellow in the Department of Urban Structure and Transport Planning at the Technical University of Munich. She also won the second place in the first International Apartment Rental Forecasting Competition from the Japanese Association of Real Estate Financial Engineering, Myra L. Frank Memorial Graduate Scholarship from the Women’s Transportation Seminar – Los Angeles County Chapter, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation. In the programme, she teaches Environmental and Urban Economics (URBD 5702).

website | sylviahe@cuhk.edu.hk

Back to top. Chen Yongming

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

Back to top. Mika Savela

Mika Savela joined CUHK for doctoral studies in urbanism. He is a graduate of the Aalto University in Helsinki and he has practiced both in architecture and urban design, as well as more cross-disciplinary forms of design. In addition, he has been involved with temporary urban projects, talks and lectures, exhibitions, international workshops as well as design and curatorial collaborations. He has also written for several juried publications as well as independent creative platforms on urbanism, architecture and the contemporary qualities and cultures of cities. In the M.Sc. in Urban Design programme he teaches the introduction to visualization course and workshops, reviews and tutorials. He is also contributing to the programme's visual identity, exhibitions and publications. More about his current PhD research on architectural curatorial practice and new Chinese urbanism here.

website | mika(at)mikasavela.com

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