Benjamin, this ‘Young Architect Award’ winner back in 2011, has not stopped to be young. Having developed over 20 years a diversified portfolio of award-winning projects in both public and private sectors, Benjamin is never settled, and always enthusiastic about exploring new design methodologies and ideas in each of his projects. Past experience only represents who he was, but every new challenge defines what he will become.
Since his past years as director of different award-winning practices, including ‘TCA’ and ‘Cypress’, Benjamin believes the relationship between architects and users should not be a simple give-and-take, instead, it should be a true collaboration and sharing of knowledge, to cater the specific needs of every projects.
From hostels for the youngsters to homes for the elderly; from primary schools to special schools for children with intellectual disabilities; from revitalization of historical buildings to new residential and commercial developments, the key to accomplish this diversified range of projects is communication. In the design process, by thorough communication his innovative ideas and technical expertise could be well incorporated with the users’ experience and practical concerns.
Benjamin also enjoys to stay tuned with inspirations, particularly from younger generations, through his interaction with his architectural students at the Hong Kong Design Institute, attending forums and design studios at various institutes, or serving as design paper panel member for the professional qualification assessment of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Architects Registration Board.
Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects 
Registered Architect (Hong Kong) 
Authorized Person (Architects) (Hong Kong) 
Master of Architecture (Distinction), The University of Hong Kong 
Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) (Honors), The University of Hong Kong 
HKIA Young Architect Award Recipient 
HKIA Student Medal Recipient 
Asian Cultural Council Fellow 
Joanna, an experienced and passionate designer, has keen interest of storytelling through her design. Since young at age, being up-brought with a formal art training, Joanna has developed a unique sensitivity to color, texture and materials by her works on paintings, sculptures and installations. She had further carried forward her enthusiasm and talent through her study of Environmental Design, at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and subsequently her career as an interior designer, with an art-based approach in her projects.
Joanna worked as Design Director at the world renowned ‘Steve Leung Designers (SLD)’, where she masterminded an extensive range of projects including show homes, clubhouses, residential and restaurant projects in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. Throughout the years, Joanna has established a distinctive design language, yearns to achieve a simple prestige style, with sensible and efficient spatial planning, while maintaining cost effectiveness and practicality.
She made these tangible in her acclaimed projects such as YOO residence, The Hampton, Double Cove, Hill Paramount, High Park Grand and Kau To Highland. Among these projects, YOO Residence particularly came to light and was awarded with IIDA Annual Interior Design Competition and Asia Pacific Property Awards Best Interior Show Home in 2014.
In recent years, Joanna further actualize her design vision at her design studio ‘_MATTER’, in the projects of duplex unit and clubhouse at the Mount Vienna, garden unit at The REACH, and serviced apartment at 111 High Street. In these projects, Joanna has strengthened the basis of her design by an engaging storyline, tailored to the context and history of the premises. This approach not only sets a clear theme and inspirations for various design elements creating a coherence space, but also establishes a unique identity to the place.
Bachelor of Arts (Environmental and Interior Design),
The School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University