Meet The Jurors – Presentation by Nasrine Seraji & Takashi Yanai
Date(s) - 23/09/2016
6:30 am - 9:00 am
The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel
Park Lane 3 & 4, 27/F, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Road
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Honors & Awards Jurors’ Bio:
Nasrine Seraji AA dipl, RIBA
Head of Architecture Department | The University of Hong Kong
After studying at the AA and practising in London, Nasrine moved to Paris in 1989 to establish her studio, where architecture is treated as both a cultural debate and a practice. Since then, she has pursued a path constantly enriched by her simultaneous engagement in architectural practice, teaching, and research. She has lectured and exhibited her work widely in Europe and North America, as well as in China and South East Asia.
Nasrine has completed apartment buildings in Vienna, Brittany and a prize winning housing complex in Clermont Ferrand, as well as student housing in Paris and an extension to the School of Architecture in Lille.
She has served as the Dean of ENSA Paris Malaquais for the past ten years and is currently finishing a complex mixed use project for the transport authorities of Paris.
She continues to participate in competitions of varying types and complexities, ranging from urban design master plans and institutional buildings to small houses and installations, and in May 2016 she was honoured with the title “Officer” in the National order of Merit in France.
Takashi Yanai AIA
Managing Partner | Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
Takashi Yanai is the Managing Partner of Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, where he sets a high bar for design standards and company culture. He has headed the Residential Studio since 2004 leading the firm’s efforts in the design and execution of award-winning residential design with many projects published extensively in the national and international press.
Takashi brings a keen sensitivity and interest in site and context coupled with a strong appreciation for the craft of building and materiality born of his dual Californian and Japanese heritage. Prior to practicing architecture, Takashi was an editor at GA Houses, Tokyo, where he had the privilege of engaging with the world’s finest residential architects. He is very active in the AIA Committee on Design, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the A+D Museum, Los Angeles and a visiting lecturer at the USC School of Architecture.
Yu-Ngok Lo AIA, NOMA, CDT, LEED AP, NCARB
Principal | YNL Architects
Yu-Ngok is the founding principal of YNL Architects, Inc. He is currently serving on the AIA National Construction Contract Administration Knowledge Community advisory group, the AIA Diversity Council and the AIACC Committee On The Environment. Yu-Ngok is also a senior editor for the AIA YAF CONNECTION and the Editor-in-Chief of NOMA magazine and AIBD magazine. He is the recipient of the 2015 AIA California Council Young Architect Award, an honoree of the 2015 ENR California 20 Under 40 and one of the winners of the 2016 BD+C 40 Under 40. Yu-Ngok has also recently been recognized as one of the 2016 AIA National Young Architects Award recipients.
Steven Miller FAIA, RIBA
International Director | The American Institute of Architects
Steven is Past Chairman and member of the AIA Honorary Fellows jury, past International Fellows Representative to the College of Fellows, past President of the European Chapter of the AIA, Founder and Board member of the Middle East Chapter of the AIA, Past President of the International Advisory Committee to the AIA and present member, and a Founder and present Board member, of the International Regional organization of the AIA.
He has lectured at University of Miami, University of Rome, Charles University, Prague, Cornell University, Colorado University and Wisconsin University and been published multiple times with articles on Middle East developments, hotel architecture and design for new and sustainable regeneration of buildings.
Vincent Ng HKIA, RIBA, RAIA, HKIUD, APEC Architect, RA, AP, JP
President | Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Vincent is an award winning architect and urban designer. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1985 with a Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction and obtained his Master of Urban Design in 1994. A Young Architect Awardee in the same year, he founded the architectural and urban design practice AGC Design Limited in 1999.
Vincent is currently the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects. He has served on numerous government advisory committees including the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee and the Steering Committee of Urban Renewal Strategy Review. He was appointed a member of Harbourfront Commission in 2010, and was appointed Chairman of the Core Group on Public Engagement of the Harbour Commission in 2013, responsible for conducting the Public Engagement Exercise for the Proposed Establishment of a Harbourfront Authority. He is a founding member and was Vice-President (Local Policies) of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design from 2010-2014.
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