Architectural Design and Theory I (18-19)

Digital Architectural Design I and II (18-19)

Mr. KWAN, Charles

Assistant Professor

B. Arch Sc. Ryerson University, Toronto

M. Arch. Pratt Institute, New York

Architectural Design, Digital Architectural Design and Fabrication


Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Hong Kong and Canada; Charles completed his Undergraduate studies at Ryerson University, majoring in Architectural Science; he then went to pursue his Masters of Architecture degree at Pratt Institute in New York. Upon graduation, he joined SYSTEMarchitects in New York to further his interests, research, and professional development focus on Digital Architecture and its application and realization by the use of Digital Fabrication Techniques and Construction by the use of plywood.

Charles then joined the office of Zaha Hadid Architects in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, participating in various projects, notably the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center at Changsha, China.

Charles is the co-founder of half AND half Studio, and currently practices and resides in Hong Kong; where he actively pursue and develop projects on the premise of exploration, negotiation and mediation between different, at times seemingly opposing ideas; and seek a sensitive, balanced resolution between the two.