Expertise & Research Interests

Professional Practice – Architectural design, facades systems


Courses to Teach (23-24)

Architectural Design and Theory IV

Mr. CHAN, Chuen Chi Simon

Associate Professor

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Toronto
Master of Design Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Class 1 PRC Architect, China [Qianhai]
Member, Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
Registered Architect, Architects Registration Board Hong Kong
BEAM Professional, Hong Kong Green Building Council
Registered Architect, Ontario Association of Architects
Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
LEED Accredited Professional (2005-2015)

Simon is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong, Canada, and China, with over 23 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has worked in New York, Toronto, and in Hong Kong for the past 17 years. Simon’s notable projects include the M+ Museum and the Hang Seng Bank Headquarters Revitalization in Hong Kong, Shenzhen Natural History Museum, Shenyang Kerry Center, University of Toronto Student Center, and the Shangri-la Center in Mongolia. 

Simon is a Council Member at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, a past Board Member at ARB Hong Kong, and was the Chair for the Board of Practices for HKIA. He has been invited as a speaker in conferences and seminars and represented Hong Kong in ARCASIA and UIA. He is often invited as a critic to schools and served as advisor and juror in competitions. He has been interviewed by media outlets including CNN Style, sharing his design experience. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and is currently teaching part-time in the University of Lincoln degree program at the Hong Kong Design Institute, and at Hong Kong Chu Hai College.   

Selected Publications

- Expansion of Lai King Building in Princess Margaret Hospital, Kwai Tsing, Kowloon
- Proton Therapy Centre, Hong Kong Sanitorium and Hospital, A Kung Ngam, HK
- Eastern Medical Centre, Hong Kong Sanitorium and Hospital, A Kung Ngam, HK
- The Bloomsway, So Kwun Wat, Tuen Mun
- Goldin Financial Global Centre, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
- Redevelopment of ESF Kowloon Junior School, Homantin, Kowloon
- Performing Arts Block, Science Centre, Master Plan and Rationalization of ESF King George V School,
Homantin, Kowloon
- HKJC Quarantine Stabling Precinct, Shatin
- 2008 Olympic Equestrian Venue, Shatin
- Master Planning Study of MTRC LOHAS Park, Tseung Kwan O, NT
- Master Planning Study at MTRC Tai Wai Station, Tai Wai, NT
- Revitalization of the Peak Tower, the Peak, HK
- Royal View Hotel, Ting Kau, NT
- The Metropolis, Hunghom Bay, HK
- HKIA Merit Award of Hong Kong 2015 & AIA (HK Chapter) Honor Award for Architecture 2014 –
Redevelopment and Expansion of King George V School, Performing Arts Block
- Consultancy Study for Review of Building Planning Regulations, Buildings Department
- CHOY Ki Wing Kay (2021). “Coworking Space: A Better Workplace? A Psychosocial Study in Job
Satisfaction.” MSocSc(Psy) dissertation, the University of Hong Kong

Key Projects:

-M+ Museum, Hong Kong
-Shenzhen Natural History Museum, Shenzhen, China
-West Kowloon Cultural District Development Plan, Hong Kong
-Hang Seng Bank Headquarters Revitalization, Hong Kong
-Winland Hangzhou Mixed Use Development, Hangzhou, China
-Huawei Technologies R&D Campus in Nanjing, China
-Winrock Headquarters (with LEED Gold Certification), Arkansas, USA
-Shenyang Kerry Center, Shenyang, China
-Shangri-la Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
-Jinan 518m Evergrande International Finance Center, Jinan, China
-MTRC Shatin-Central Link and Express Rail Link, Hong Kong
-Shenzhen Bay Headquarters Base Urban Design, Shenzhen, China
-University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Student Centre, Canada
-Downsview Park (in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas, OMA), Toronto, Canada

Selected Achievements:

-Interview by CNN Style, “A short history of the world’s tallest buildings” (2021)
-Jury Panel Member, EMSD Energy Saving Championship Scheme Competition (2022-Present)
-Speaker, 2nd Super Tall Building Industry International Summit, Shenzhen (2018)
-Exhibitor, Venice Biennale, Italy (2014)
-Award Recipient, Toronto Society of Architects Award

Selected Publications:

-Co-Author, “Urban Development of West Kowloon”, Academic Paper for 中国建筑学会《实践》期刊   China Architects Association Architectural Practice magazine. (2018)
-Author, “From Railway Tracks to a Living Sustainable City Artery: Masterplan design for Victory Avenue in Shijiazhuang”, HKIA Journal Issue 60. (2011)