School of Architecture, CUHK
MA, Kit Yi Maggie

Prof. MA, Kit Yi Maggie (馬潔怡)

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MArch (CUHK)
Reg Arch (HK)



Maggie Ma has been practicing architecture on both commercial and community projects for 10 years. Her specialty is humanitarian design and socially sustainable design strategies. Since 2010, she has been implementing community projects in rural China including several international award-wining projects. In 2013, Maggie and Mark Kingsley set up DOMAT community & architecture, a not-for-profit architectural practice to realise architectural projects in social context through research, design and implementation in Hong Kong and China. To date, DOMAT has completed a rural school and a recycling facility in Guizhou and is working with several Hong Kong underprivileged communities, including improving the living conditions in sub-divided homes, building up community spaces in cooperative housing and revitalising areas subjecting to urban renewal development.

Since 2010, Maggie has been executing community projects in rural China, including several award-wining projects with Rural Urban Framework: House For All Seasons, the winner of the Architectural Review’s House Award in 2012, the WA Chinese Architecture Award 2012 and the Wienerberger Brick Award 2014. Other notable projects include RIBA International Prize 2016 shortlisted and honorable Mentions in WA Chinese Architecture Award 2014 for Angdong Charitable Hospital, and high commendation in the AR Emerging Architecture Award 2012 for Tongjiang Recycle Brick School.

Besides project works, she has been invited as guess lecturer for Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and various social organizations.

To date, DOMAT have been exhibited in Venice Biennale 15th International Architecture Exhibition (2016), MIT China Real Estate Innovation Conference (CREIC) (2015), REVEAL 2 Exhibition (2016), Hong Kong Architecture Exhibition in Taipei (2015), Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Hong Kong (2013) and various local exhibitions. Their works have been published in City Magazine, Inhabitat, ArchDaily, HKIA Journal and various local newspapers and magazines.

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Research Interests

Social Architecture, Architecture Design and Practice, Community Design


Maggie Ma. “生活究竟是什麼?我們應該怎樣生活?“ In: City Magazine Design Post. Issue 471. Hong Kong: City Howwhy Limited. 28.

Maggie Ma and Mark Kingsley. “Architects and Social Workers – Other ways of doing architecture”. In: HKIA Journal. Issue 69. Dec 2014. Hong Kong: Edge Media Ltd. 24-27.

Research Projects

Invigorating Sai Kung Fishermen Village, 2015-2016, funded by HKIA Community Fund

A better life for inadequate Housing, 2015-2016, funded by Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and DBS Social Enterprise Advancement Grant

A Bed for Cubical Homes, 2015, Funded by UnLtd Hong Kong

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