Wang Weijen


MArch(UC Berkeley); HKIA; AIA

Wang Weijen is the Head of Department and Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley and National Taiwan University. His research mainly focuses on Chinese architecture and cities, including the transformation of courtyard typology, urban fabric and public space in historical and contemporary Chinese cities, and the typology of the Chinese temple.

Recent publications include Re-fabricating Cities: A Reflection (2010), Re-generating Patio: Study of Macau Historical Urban Fabric (2011), a special issue of Taiwan Architect (185; 2011), and UED (053), “Urban Courtyardism: Design Works by Wang Weijen”, also in 2011.

His design projects have won several AIA Design Awards, a Far Eastern Architectural Award, as well as Green Building Award and HKIA Award. They have been exhibited at venues around the world, including the Taipei Museum of Modern Art, Beijing Architecture Biennale, Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and Venice Architecture Biennale of 2008. He was also the curator of 2007/1008 Hong Kong – Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

In 2008-2009, he was a visiting associate professor in the Department of Architecture at MIT.