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Hugo Soo

Hugo Soo

Toronto, ON, CA

 

About 

Hugo strives to capture moments of the universal human experience in space and time through both design and photography. He believes that design is not just about aesthetics, but about creating holistic solutions that can enhance quality of life. Each project is an opportunity for experimentation, to address cultural, socio-economic and ecological issues, through an iterative process of improvisations and adaptations

Hugo received his BID (Bachelor of Interior Design) from the Ryerson School of Interior Design. His thesis explores a new architectural agenda of decomposable architecture, responding to issues of urban land shortage and excessive property values. 

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Hugo has previously worked in the design offices of AedasZAS, and Bruce Mau Design.

 

hugo.soo@me.com

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Dialog, Toronto, ON, CA, Designer

May 2014 - current
 

Hugo Soo, Toronto, ON, CA, Freelance Photographer

Participated in advertising, product, fashion, editorial, portrait, wedding, landscape, with specialty in architectural photography

Jan 2012 - current
 

RSID in[sid]out Year End Show, Toronto, ON, CA, Site Co-director

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
 

Aedas, Quarry Bay, HK, Trainee Designer

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

RSID in[sid] RAW Year End Show, Toronto, ON, CA, Special Installation Team Leader

Sep 2012 - Apr 2013
 

Bruce Mau Design, Toronto, ON, CA, Freelance Designer

Dec 2012 - Dec 2012
 

ZAS Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Designer

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Introduction to Architecture

Jul 2014 - current
 

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, CA, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
 

Awards 

2014
 

Faculty of Arts Dean’s Liberal Studies Essay Prize, Nomination

Ryerson University
The Limits to Growth
Supervised by Professor Mikhail Gurvits, from the Department of Economics: Environmental Economics

2014
 

Herman Miller Award for Most Improved Student, Scholarship

Herman Miller + Ryerson University

2013
 

NEXT LANDMARK 2013 Photography Award, 1st Place

Floornature
Jury comprised Esteban Suárez, Julien de Smedt, Luca Molinari, Federica Minozzi, Angelo Maggi, Paolo Schianchi, and Aldo Colonetti

2013
 

ASIA AWARDS 2013, Nomination

designboom + Design Association NPO (Japan)
HELLO FUTURE - future possibilities of art & design
Jury comprised Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Toshiyuki Kita, Shigeru Sato, Hiroo Mori, Kenji Kawasaki, and Birgit Lohmann

2013
 

IDEC Student Design Competition, Honorable Mention

Interior Design Educators Council
Designing the Future: Seeking New Paradigms and the Reinvention for College Learning Spaces

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 



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