Building Services A&B; Professional Practice I (18-19)

Mr. YIK, Wai Yuen Wilson

Assistant Professor

B.A.(A.S.) (Hons) HKU,
M.Arch. HKU

HK Registered Architect,
BEAM Expert Panel Vice Chairperson (Site Aspect),
BEAM Faculty Expert Panel (Material Aspect)
China GBL Manager

Building Sustainability

As registered architect in Hong Kong with over 18 years of experience, Wilson works toward the advancement of sustainability in buildings through research and practice. His work spans from master planning to interior design, most if not all of which with pushing the fronts of sustainability in mind. As Associate (Sustainability) of L&O, he oversees the sustainable design integration at both project and corporate levels through project design, devising sustainability agenda, formulation of strategic plan, capacity building as well as providing technical support for the design and implementation of ecologically sensitive and socially cohesive solutions.

His completed Dormitory Extension for United Christian College (Kowloon East) is an award-winning project in view of the comprehensive efforts in employing passive design strategies in achieving the goal of low carbon living in the particular context and climate of HK. Apart from gaining extensive experiences for various institutional organizations with highly specific user requirements, he has also collaborated with renowned international architectural practices in the design or commissioning of a number of prestigious projects in Hong Kong.

Selected Awards:
-HKIA Annual Award 2014 – Merit Award for Community Architecture (Pat Tze Lane Revitalization)
-UIA Friendly Spaces Accessible to All International Award (Pat Tze Lane Revitalization)
-Design for Asia Award 2013 – Bronze Medal (Pat Tze Lane Revitalization)
-Green Building Award (Hong Kong) 2010 – Merit Award (United Christian College Kowloon East -  Extension)
-HKIA Annual Award 2009 – Merit Award (United Christian College Kowloon East Extension)
-BCI Award 2009 – Green Leadership Award (United Christian College Kowloon East Extension)
-AIA Award 2009 Hong Kong – Merit Award in Architecture (United Christian College Kowloon East Extension)
-AIA Award 2009 Hong Kong – Award of Sustainability (United Christian College Kowloon East Extension)
-WAN Award 2010 (Education Sector) – Top 5 International Projects (out of 51) (United Christian College Kowloon East Extension)
Selected Publications & Public Presentations:
-“A Conceptual Model of Integral Sustainable Design Framework”, As lead author for an applied research paper submitted and presented in WSBE17 Hong Kong (2017)
-“A Proposed Sustainable Design for High Rise Residential Buildings”, International Conference Paper for Open Building Conferences – HKU, HK (2003 – 2004)
-“A plotter for plotting direct and reflected sunlight impinging onto and into buildings” & “A set of three heliodons using parallel light simulated with one fresnel lens”, Journal Paper for Architectural Science Review & International Conference Paper (2003 – 2004)
-Invited Speaker for Low Carbon Building Design Workshop, Business Environmental Council (2018)
-Urban Planning and Climate Adaptation Forum Chair for CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia Forum (2017)
“Pathway for a Low Carbon and Resilient Future after COP21: An Architect’s Perspective”, Invited Speaker for Conference “A Resilient and Low Carbon Hong Kong – Transforming Awareness into Actions”, Business Environmental Council EnviroSeries HK (2016)