Conversations with Alumni 2021-22 – May Ho & Tina Yuen: Conservation + Development
Date & Time07.04.2022
About the Conversations series:
12 Stories of the Past, Present and Dreams of the Future – please join this series of “Conversations”, where our alumni from different architecturally-related fields share their passions and visions not only on their professions but also their personal outlooks on life. Don’t miss these stories and discussions that are at times thoughtful, heart-warming and humorous!
Moderators: Phiyona Auyeung and Chang Hoi Wood
About the Speakers:
May Ho – Founder Director, Revival Heritage Consultants Limited
May Ho is an architect and architectural conservationist. She is the director of Revival Heritage Consultants Ltd. She obtained her bachelor and master degrees in architecture at the CUHK School of Architecture and graduated in 1998. Upon graduation, she practised in private architectural firms and became a registered Architect in 2003. In 2006, she started her career in architectural conservation and joined the Centre for Architectural Heritage Research led by Professor Puay-peng Ho at CUHK School of Architecture.
Following the closure of the Centre in 2016, May co-founded Revival Heritage Consultants Ltd with other key staff of the Centre in 2017. Throughout the years, she has worked on a wide variety of heritage projects in Hong Kong, ranging from revitalization and academic research on built heritage, architectural appraisals, interpretation, heritage impact assessments and conservation management plans.
May also participated in various public engagement activities such as heritage education, lectures and talk, radio programme, workshops and tours. She is currently working on the revitalization projects at the Gage Street / Graham Street Project in Central and Luen Wo Market in Fanling. She has also participated in the revitalization of the University of Chicago-HK Campus, Hotel 1936 at 179 Prince Edward Road West, the tenement houses at 7 Mallory Street, etc.
Tina Yuen – Deputy General Manager, Hang Lung Properties
Tina graduated from CUHK with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the Department of Architecture. She joined Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd. after graduation and became a registered architect while practising as a project architect. Inspired by the story of one of the guest speakers during her freshman year, she quitted her job in Hong Kong and moved to the US to work for the Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli. She worked on multiple international competitions and won some major design competitions including the Torre de Cristal in Madrid, the tallest tower in Spain and the third in the European Union. She was invited to join the China project team working on the Shanghai IFC and the Beijing World Financial Center. Her training there fostered her interests in commercial architecture and master planning. Later on, she relocated to China and became the firm’s China representative. She subsequently joined KPF Shanghai as their Associate Principal. With her experience in commercial architecture, she spearheaded the expansion of the office capability from a local liaison office to a full team of project and production office tripling the company size in four years. While working at KPF, she worked on the renovation of Hang Lung Properties’ Shanghai Plaza 66 development. She was subsequently offered to join Hang Lung in Hong Kong.
She now oversees the planning, design and execution of the two largest and most significant high end commercial mixed-use developments with over 6 million square foot of floor area. She also oversees the Corporate Design Guidelines and Best Practices. Her projects had earned the company’s first BIM executed projects, first LEED Platinum Precertification, first China Green Building 3-star rating as well as the first Building WELL Precertification.
Date and Time: 7 April 2022 at 6:00 pm
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