School of Architecture, CUHK
YIU, Hoi Lam Melody

Ms. YIU, Hoi Lam Melody (姚凯琳)


BSc in Architecture (UT Arlington)
Master Diploma in Urban Design (Fundacio UPC)
Executive MSc in Cities (LSE)
PhD in Architecture (candidate) (CUHK)

Rm. 208, Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building, CUHK

3943 6516


Melody Yiu is an urban designer active in both practice and research. Graduated with a bachelor degree in architecture and a master diploma in urban design, she has worked on award-winning masterplan and urban design projects in China and abroad, with a focus on compact city and sustainable development. After 15 years of practice, she integrates her professional knowledge in urban design with her personal interest in cultural industry, to take to the fields of research in urbanism and cultural development.

Since 2015, Melody has been teaching design studios and advising master’s theses at the University of Nottingham (Ningbo), China Academy of Arts (Hangzhou), and the University of Hong Kong, while also serving on expert panels for planning bureau workshops in Ningbo and Shanghai. Having completed her executive master’s degree at the London School of Economics in 2018, Melody is currently a PhD candidate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, researching on institution and public space formation at cultural buildings.

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Research Interests

  • Urban Design and Public Space
  • Cultural Architecture
  • Cultural Policy and Development


Francesco ROSSINI, Melody YIU, “Public Open Spaces in Private Developments in Hong Kong: New Spaces for Social Activities?” Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability. 2020.

Hiroyuki SHINOHARA, Melody YIU, Collective Form for Post-developmental Inner-city Regeneration” XJTLU International Conference: Architecture Across Boundaries Volume 2019, KnE Social Sciences, pages 168–81. Nov 2019.

Melody YIU, “A Contextual Study for Healthy Communities in China” Perkins+Will Research Journal. 8(1). May 2016.

Honours and Recognitions

World Architecture Festival (Amsterdam), Future Project of the Year, 2019.
Project: Shenzhen Bay Avenue Streetscape and Master Plan (i.c.w.: Morphis Ltd. + Wilkinson Eyre)

Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects Design Awards, Silver Award, 2016.
Project: Qinhuangdao Eco-Tourism Master Plan (urban design lead, Perkins+Will, i.c.w.: Morphis Ltd.)

American Institute of Architects Hong Kong, Design Award + Sustainability Award, 2009.
Project: Jiading Beijiao Wetland (core design team, EDAW AECOM)

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