Expertise & Research Interests

Architecture and Urban Design, Sustainable Design, Professional Practice & General Management


Courses to Teach (22-23)

Professional Practice II

Mr. YU Franklin

Adjunct Professor of Practice

B.A.(A.S.) (Hons) (HKU)
M.Arch. (HKU)
MBA (Dean’s List) (CUHK)

Authorized Person
HK Registered Architect

Franklin YU graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture. He is also an MBA graduate (Dean’s List) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He specializes in architecture and urban design, sustainable design, professional practice, and general management.

Mr. Yu is the Founder and Director of Singular Studio Limited. Having practiced architecture for over 20 years, he has designed and managed numerous projects. He is a Fellow, and the Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), and he is a Founding Member and a Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD). He is also an Authorized Person, a Registered Architect and a BEAM Professional.

Passionate in community affairs regarding architecture and urban design, Mr. Yu actively serves as a Member in the Town Planning Board, Land and Development Advisory Committee (LDAC), Architects Registration Board (ARB), the Audit Committee under the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, the CWRB, the Registration Committee of ARB, the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings), and the Appeal Panel (Housing), and he is also a Director of the Professional Green Building Council and the BEAM Society Limited. Mr. Yu has also served as a Member in the Harbourfront Commission, Land Sub-committee of LDAC, the APSEC, and the Advisory Committee on Barrier Free Access. He was a Director of the Hong Kong Architecture Centre and the Chair of HKIA’s Board of Practices, Board of Local Affairs and Board of External Affairs.

Selected Architecture Projects

- Youth College (International) (Design & Engineering Campuses), 2018
- Reprovisioning of Cape Collinson Crematorium, 2016
- Hotel Auberge, Discovery Bay North Area N3, Lantau, 2012
- HKU HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Hong Kong, 2011
- Tung Chung North Park, 2010
- Cheung Kong Center, Central, 2002
- Island Place, North Point, 1997


Selected Awards

- Special Citation – Plan/Concept Category, HKIUD Urban Design Awards 2018 for Wanchai Water Park
- Shortlisted Project, HKIA Annual Award 2011 for HKU HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research
- Honour of Merit, ArchSD Annual Award 2010 for Tung Chung North Park


Selected Publications

- 余烽立 ﹝2018﹞。〈善用私有農地建設房屋住宅〉。《信報》,2018年2月24 日。
- Yu, Franklin (2017). “Sculpting Socially Sustainable Neighbourhoods” in WSBE 2017
- 余烽立 ﹝2017﹞。〈港島海濱主題區簡介〉。《信報》,2017年1月14 日。
- 余烽立 ﹝2016﹞。〈港島海濱的未來〉。《信報》,2016年12月31日。
- Yu, Franklin (2016). “Extending into the Community” in Our Community, ed. Franky Choi et al. HK: The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, pp. 72-73.