• Build4Asia Awards 2024 – Meet your judges!

    16 November 2023

    Organisers PRC Magazine and Informa Markets are truly honoured to introduce the Awards Jury for Build4Asia Awards 2024.

    Hailing from 4 continents, our local and international judging panel represents a wealth of global experience across multiple disciplines of Design and Construction.

    The organisers are humbled by our juror’s participation in what promises to be the biggest and best edition of Build4Asia Awards to date. We thank them all for their time and highly-valued insights. At the conclusion of the Awards we will share their comments on the winning projects.

    View 2024 B4A Awards Media Kit: Click here

    Below, we are delighted to introduce you to each of our 12 jury members,

    Principal – Kohn Pedersen Fox
    Hong Kong

    A Principal at KPF, Bernard Chang has more than 25 years of architectural experience all over the world. His experience encompasses a wide range of building types, including residential, office, retail, hospitality, institutional, infrastructure, and urban design. Bernard’s projects included Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen and CTF Finance Center in Guangzhou, two of the tallest buildings in the world, as well as Kerry Qianhai Centre Phase I, II & III in Shenzhen, One Bangkok development in Bangkok and Spring City 66 in Kunming, all large-scale mixed-use landmark developments.

    Bernard also managed the design of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Nansha Campus, a world-class research and development academic institution in Guangzhou and Victoria Dockside, a commercial mixed-use development at harbor front of Hong Kong. Currently, Bernard is managing a supertall commercial mixed-use development in Mongkok, a community driven TOD in the heart of Kowloon peninsula. Previously, Bernard also served as the Vice President of AIA Hong Kong Chapter.

    Horace Pan
    Founder – PANORAMA Design Group Ltd
    Hong Kong

    Horace Pan, a Hong Kong design figure famous for creating unique story-telling spatial experiences of various interior disciplines, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and Master of Arts degree in Design from School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He established his award-winning design practice PANORAMA Design Group in 2003 and is frequently invited to be the guest speaker of international design conferences and has been invited as jury member of prestigious international competitions including Netherland’s FRAME Awards, Japan’s JCD Awards, Hong Kong’s APIDA Awards, Malaysia’s MIID REKA Awards & JIDA Design Awards. He is now the Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, Director of Hong Kong Design Centre and 2011-14 Executive Board Member of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI). Pan received Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Designers Award and China Entrepreneur Award in 2008 & 2010 respectively, 2015-16 Designer of the Year in China.

    Pan was the only Chinese among the 10 invited international designers in 2011 Taiwan International Interior Design Exhibition. In 2014 Pan received Hong Kong & Shenzhen Outstanding Achievement Designer Award, in 2022 received Leaders of Chinese Design Celebrity and in 2023 received Asia-Pacific Space Designers Association (APSDA) Award’s “Designer of the Year” in recognition of his contribution to the interior industry’s development in Asia.

    J Lee Rofkind, FAIA, LEED AP
    Principal / Regional Leader of Hospitality – HOK
    Hong Kong

    J Lee has extensive experience designing luxury hotels all over the world. Her background covers three sides of the hotel design table: hotel operations, architecture and interior design. She brings passion, creativity and practical insights to her practice keeping an eye on sustainability. For over 30 years J Lee has worked with various international hotel operators in Europe, North America, Japan, China, Australia, Thailand, India and other Southeast Asian countries. J Lee has a talent for transforming the client’s vision into timeless and modern designs that create a memorable guest experience and express both the brand’s identity and local culture. Originally from Chicago in the USA and working around the world, J Lee exemplifies a global thought leader with an innate ability to solve the most complex design problems, each one with a unique solution.

    Ms. Rofkind is a Past President and Founding Member of the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture.

    Peter WONG Kwok Keung
    Immediate Past President – Hong Kong Façade Association
    Hong Kong

    Peter is the Senior Director (Project) of PMB-Cyberwall Limited. With over 35 years of experience in the facade industry, he had managed many major projects in Hong Kong and China throughout the years.

    Peter is the immediate past President of the 8th term of Hong Kong Façade Association (2020-2023).

    Ir Robert Gordon, MEng CEng FHKIE FICE MAPM RPE(CVL)
    Immediate Past Chairman / Lighthouse Club HK
    Director / Buro Happold
    Hong Kong

    Robert is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Fellow of both the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers. In a career spanning 29 years, Robert has led multi-disciplinary engineering teams across a wide variety of project typologies including highway and railway infrastructure; and building typologies across transport, cultural, educational, waste management, mixed use, A&A, and fit outs. Robert’s clients have included architects, governments, private developers and contractors. Robert was Buro Happold’s Project Director for the award-winning entries, in the proposed and existing building categories, in the Advancing Net Zero competition organized by the HKGBC.

    Advocating Design for Safety, Robert has presented at several conferences and initiated the International Design for Safety Competition, for the Lighthouse Club, the construction industry charity and networking organisation. Robert is the former Chairman of Lighthouse Club Hong Kong, member of the safety sub-committee, and current Chairman of Lighthouse Club International.

    Simon CHAN Sun Nung
    President – Hong Kong Façade Association
    Hong Kong

    Simon is the Technical Director of Far East Façade (Hong Kong) Ltd. With over 30 years of experience in curtain wall design, he has extensive and profound knowledge in the façade industry. Throughout the years, he successfully designed and tested curtain wall systems for projects in Hong Kong, USA and Australia.

    Mr. Chan had involved in some major projects in Hong Kong and around the world. He was responsible and in charge of all design works for Burj Khalifa in Dubai, it is the world tallest building at 828-meter height with façade area of 12,500 square meters.

    Mr. Chan received his Master degree in Construction Engineering and Management (Griffith University, Australia) . He was a guest speaker in the Open University of Hong Kong for the Professional Diploma Course in Façade Engineering & Management in 2011. Mr. Chan has been elected as the President of Hong Kong Façade Association (“HKFA”) 2023-2026.

    Tony Small
    Director – Lighthouse Club HK / Gammon Construction
    Hong Kong

    Tony is a Director of Gammon a multi-disciplined construction and engineering business based in Hong Kong with operations throughout Southeast Asia. He is the Director responsible for Health and Safety, Sustainability, Quality, Security and Audit.

    Tony was formerly a Building Services Engineer and held technical and management positions before moving into the safety, quality, and environmental fields. He came to Hong Kong in 1997 to work on the Airport Core Programme and then worked in the UK and Europe on rail infrastructure projects. In 2010 Mr. Small returned to Hong Kong and joined Gammon from Balfour Beatty a shareholder of Gammon where he previously held similar positions.

    Tony serves on IOSH HK branch as Honorary Advisor, and was chair for the 2021 – 2022 term. He also serves on the main committee of The Lighthouse Club HK and is a Professional Advisor to Hong Kong Metropolitan University for programmes in Occupational Safety and Health. Tony was also a Director of the Business Environment Council from 2013 to 2022 and was Chair of the BEC Energy Advisory Committee.

    Wai Tang
    Founding Partner – QUAD Studio
    Hong Kong

    Wai Tang is the Founding Partner of QUAD studio. With studios in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Chengdu, QUAD and their talented designers are entering its 6th Year with a mission to make a difference by rethinking the big idea.

    Wai previously worked at Aedas as an Executive Director and has over 30 years of experience in practicing architecture. Wai was at Aedas for 13.5 years and ran a very talented team of 35 staff from 2011 to 2017 focusing on both Local and International Architectural Projects of all scales.

    Born in Hong Kong in 1970 and moved to the UK in 1972. In 1989, Wai Tang studied at the Birmingham School of Architecture before moving to London in 1993 to attend MA/PG Dip at the University of Westminster where he was mentored by David Greene of Archigram and received the RIBA Silver Medal Runner Up award for best national diploma project in 1995.

    He believes that creative world is evolving where designers are becoming more of a polymath. Designers are not one person doing many things rather we are many people focused on one thing resulting to an enriched design solution to our clients.

    Lisa Rammig
    Director – Eckersley O’Callaghan
    Los Angeles

    Lisa leads the teams in Eckersley O’Callaghan’s California offices. She has played a significant role in its expansion, establishing a West Coast presence, and leading many of the group’s most challenging projects, while she remains involved in academia and has built strong links between research and industry, helping maintain the practice’s position as leaders in the field. She remains part of the Facade Research Group at TU Delft where she pursued her doctorate research and is an elected member of the Special Advisory Council of the Facade Tectonics Institute at the University of Southern California. Her teaching experience includes engagements at MIT, TU Delft, TU Darmstadt and the California Academy of Arts. Publications include scientific papers, industry journals and contributions to technical books.

    Dylan Brady
    Creative Director – Decibel Architecture dB(A)

    Dylan Brady is the Creative Director of Decibel Architecture dB(A) – a practice energised by designing and imagining better futures. dB(A) weave compelling stories that enthral and ignite minds and are committed to defining challenging problems and guiding our clients to exceptional outcomes focussed on balance and purpose.

    Dylan’s experience spans a range of sectors including extensive large-scale public, government, and community projects through to strategic masterplans, and artistic collaborations. A devout student of Mother Nature, Dylan draws inspiration and equanimity from our natural world and weaves these threads through his work to inspire positive and meaningful change. From sculpture forms and facades through to city master -planning and navigating the new frontiers of architecture in the digital space, Dylan, and dB(A) will always challenge the status quo.

    Hannes Pfau
    Partner UNStudio/Managing Director of UNStudio Asia

    Hannes Pfau is a Partner at UNStudio. He established both the Shanghai and Hong Kong offices in 2010 and 2014, respectively, and oversees them as the Managing Director of UNStudio Asia. He currently leads several large-scale and high-profile projects in China and the Asia Pacific region, including the Lyric Theatre Complex in the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, comprehensive mixed-use developments in Nanjing and Hangzhou, and a high-end residential project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    With his integrated approach to design and construction, Hannes achieves distinctive designs using materialisation, strategically complex geometries, and creative building processes. This has led to many unique solutions for key UNStudio projects, including the mixed-use development Raffles City Hangzhou, the Xintiandi Plaza and Lane 189 shopping malls in Shanghai. And it continues his track record of realising extraordinary international projects, from the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, to the MUMUTH Music Theater in Graz, Austria.

    Johnny Chiu
    Founder – JC. Architecture & Design

    Johnny Chiu is multilingual.

    As the founder of JC. Architecture & Design and OUT Scholarship, he is fluent in turning concepts into real-life work. Johnny is the first Taiwanese designer to win the World Architecture Festival/INSIDE World Interior of the Year.

    Having lived in Taiwan and New Zealand and worked across the globe, Johnny’s knowledge and styling are reflected in his design languages. His adventure touches various disciplines and speaks through remarkable projects such as The Moving Kitchen, Bloom Chair, A Little Museum Store and Penghu Ferry.

    Many exciting works are often featured on both domestic and international media outlets including CNN, Vogue, France’s Le Monde and Italy’s DDN Magazine, Johnny has also appeared at many acclaimed design acts such as Columbia University GSAPP Podcast, World Architecture Festival, DESIGNART Tokyo Creative Conference Bridge, and most recently, SHARE Interiors Bucharest Forum as a Keynote Speaker.

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