Patrick Hwang  CV

Belinda Law CV

HLArchitects is a full service design and research practice that explores how Architecture intersects with the changing landscape of design, education and research.  Prior to establishing HLArchitects, principals Patrick Hwang and Belinda Law worked on the design of a wide range of design projects, in different scales and types across America and Asia.  Most notably the Opus Residence on the Peak in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental and Le Meridian Resort Hotels as well as the Art Gallery of Ontario and Pittsburgh Convention and Exhibition Center.  Principals of HLArchitects have intensely engaged with teaching, writing, and research, activities that have been an integral part of the office’s engagement with architecture. HLArchitect is also active in offering consultancies to agencies and architects concerned with architectural and policy issues. 

Ms. Law is a licensed architect, member of HKIA and a graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has worked in several distinguished architectural firms in Hong Kong, where she successfully managed a number of highly acclaimed projects.  Serving leadership role for Xiqu Theatre, a pilot cultural landmark located on West Kowloon Cultural  District; Opus, a residential icon by Swire Properties; and Mandarin Oriental Transformation in Central.  She is particularly skillful in project delivery on complex building constructions, from concept planning to construction administration.  

Mr. Hwang is a Taiwanese-American educated in RISD and Columbia. As a licensed architect to practice in the United States, he has worked on building designs in US, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Lebanon, Australia and Finland, from commissioned projects to design competitions. Many of the architects he has worked with intensively engaged in critical designs, from Michael Maltzan to Frank Gehry. His current preoccupation involves research and design projects on The City as a Repository. Having served as project architect for many complex and notable public buildings, he is able to share through experience, real-world problem solving strategies and processes with his students since the start of his academic career. The experiences has allowed him to bridge the fissure often seen in the school of architecture, vis-a-vis the disconnection between theory and praxis. As a design tutor, he has taught in the US, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. At the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he currently teaches, he chair the one-year Thesis Project, instruct the MArch studio, coordinate the Year 4 design studio, and direct the Architecture Explorer Programme. As a core member of the school faculty, he is also responsible for curricular planning and pedagogical development of the aforementioned programmes.


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