School of Architecture, CUHK

Prof. MA KINGSLEY, Maggie (馬潔怡)

Assistant Professor

MArch (CUHK)
BSSc (AS) (Hons) (CUHK)
Reg Arch (HK)

Rm. 305, Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building, CUHK

3943 6558


Maggie Ma Kingsley graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is an architect with both commercial and community experience in practice. Since 2010, she has been focusing her career on social projects, specialising in people-based, socially sustainable design. In 2013, Maggie and Mark Kingsley set up Domat, a not-for-profit architectural practice to realise contextual projects in Hong Kong and Mainland China through design, research and implementation.

Maggie’s works attempt to provide creative architectural design with social sustainability, focusing on the relationship with people and exploring housing issues, habitation and educational spaces. Through Domat, Maggie has completed several rural village educational projects in Mainland China and is working with underprivileged communities in Hong Kong, including improving the living conditions of families in sub-divided homes, and research on community spaces in old areas facing urban renewal. Her low-income housing project has received local and international recognition in both architecture and social science fields.

Domat was a finalist of Architectural Review (AR) Emerging Architecture Awards in 2018. During 2010-2013, Maggie was executing several award-wining projects with Rural Urban Framework, including Angdong Hospital (RIBA Award for International Excellence 2016), House for All Seasons (AR House Award 2012), and Tongjiang Recycled Brick School.

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Research Interests

  • Social Architecture
  • Community Engagement
  • Living Environment
  • Affordable Housing
  • Tectonics Design


Mark Kingsley and Maggie Ma (2018, March 28). “Affording Hong Kong: The Struggle of Low Income Families Living in Subdivided Homes”. In: Alantis. 28. Netherlands: Polis, Platform for Urbanism, 49-52.

馬潔怡 (2018, March 9). “社會房屋與居住質素”. In: AM730.

馬潔怡 (2017, January 13). “建築創新在乎反璞歸真”. In: AM730.

DOMAT (2016, December). “Home Modification for Low Income Family”. In: Occupy Housing, HKIA Journal. Issue 72. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, 94-95.

Maggie Ma (2015, December). “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 (2014, December). “Architects and Social Workers – Other Ways of Doing Architecture”. In: HKIA Journal, Issue 69, Hong Kong: Edge Media Limited, 24-27.

Research Projects

Hygiene Station at Cattlefield Village, 2015-2017, funded by KPMG Foundation.

Home Modification for Underprivileged Families, 2013-current, funded by Kadoorie Foundation, SIE Fund, DBS Social Enterprise Advancement Grant.

Honours and Recognitions

Hygiene Station for Cattlefield Village School
Build Architecture Award, Best Community Architecture NPO – Best Humanitarian Architecture Project (Greater China)

Architecture Review (AR) Emerging Architecture Awards – Finalist

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