ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
REGISTERED ARCHITECT, HKIA, HKIDA, RAIC, HKICON, MHKIUD
As the Director of the Community Project Workshop and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, Tris’ interests encompass the fields of Architecture, Urban Planning, Professional Practice, Contemporary Building Construction and Community Engagement Process.
A graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Master of Architecture, Tris grew up in Canada and worked in Rome, Amsterdam, London and Vancouver before returning to Hong Kong. She has worked on a broad range of projects including urban revitalization schemes, district aspiration studies, waterfront planning research, sustainable development, heritage conservation and public engagements in the district of Kwun Tong. In all of her work, Tris advocates an active approach to engaging community participation in the practice in architecture and design.
Tris’ work received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Roll of Honor, Ontario Association of Architects’ Guild Medal, an Outstanding Thesis Award in 2002. She is a recipient of the ‘40 under 40 Architectural Design Award’ in 2012 and the Green Building Award 2012 from the Hong Kong Green Building Council. She was a curator for the 2012 Hong Kong / Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale Exhibition for Urbanism and Architecture, an exhibitor for the 13th Venice Architectural Biennale, an invited speaker at the International Design Alliance Congress in Taiwan in 2011, Workshop Architettura Venezia 2012 and a keynote speaker at the Crossover Comprehensive Conference in the China Academy of Art 2012. Devoting her time to serve the architecture community, Tris is also the Chief Editor for the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal and an executive committee member in the Hong Kong Interior Design Association and Hong Kong Architecture Centre.