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Ho-wai Wilfred Leung

Ho-wai Wilfred Leung

Boston, MA, US

 

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About 

Raised in Hong Kong and having studied and worked in major cities in the US and Europe, I have particular fascination towards the dense and diverse qualities of the urban environment. Possessing Canadian, British and Hong Kong citizenships have allowed me to travel to many cities over the past 10 years to explore cities, experience cultures, and study architecture.

As a craftsman, designer, and architect-in-training, I have worked on and executed projects that range in many scales, from the urban plan to architecture, exhibitions to furniture design. My experience with the various scales inspire a persistent pursuit to bring the delicacy of traditional crafts into contemporary architectural practices and conversations. Thus, my approach in the design process is closely tied to experimental drawing, painting, and modeling.

I see architecture and the act of city making as powerful, silent endeavors that can propel citizens to question, comment, and respond to the current cultural political state. My current endeavor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design is a journey to this end.

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Employment 

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant

Assisting Prof. Joan Busquets on an investigation into the instruments for generating a sustainable urban plan that enable development rather than mere growth; analyzing and criticizing traditional techniques for master plan generation.

Jan 2015 - current
 

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, US, Teaching Assistant

Assisted Prof. Carles Muro and Felipe Correa on core design studio for first year urban design students, offered design critique and feed back; coordinated 3D printing jobs and set up final exhibition show

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Oficinaa, Ingolstadt, DE, Project Designer

Designed and managed the installation of the Stadt Parc Donau exhibition in Ingolstadt. Duties include: Schematic Design, Construction Detailing, Contractor Contact, Client Meeting Presentation, Fabrication and Installation Coordination, Model Making, 3D Printing, Setup and Installation of Digital Interactive Component

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Charles Rose Architects, Somerville, MA, US, Design Intern

Involved in the design of residential kitchen details in a residential project in Viral Haven, ME; and the design of interior elevations for the Athena-Health Design Research Center in San Francisco.

Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
 

DiLeonardo International, Warwick, RI, US, Design Intern

Involved in the conceptual presentation and schematic design portions of the King Abdullah WAQF project in Saudi Arabia, the Nanfung Xishandu Villa and Clubhouse in Sanya; prepared construction documents for the King Abdullah project, coordinated presentation package constructions, and facilitated circulation and search in the materials library.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

XWG Archi-Studio, Beijing, CN, Design Intern

Assisted Prof. Xu Wei Guo in the design and conception of 2 large scale projects in China: Wuhan Kaidi and Anyang Museum; produced digital presentation renderings with Rhino and VRay for the 2 projects and participated in the project presentations to clients from Anyang University.

Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Philip Liao and Partners Ltd, Hong Kong, HK, Design Intern

Engaged actively in the design of 4 Cooper Road Residence, Hopewell Commercial Tower, the Chinese University Student Hostel, and the Nanfung resort master plan in Hainan, China. Participated in site visits and documentation of 4 Cooper Road, meetings with architects from Hopewell Holdings Ltd, and developers from Nan Fung Group, and produced diagrams and renderings for each project.

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Education 

Harvard University, Boston, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture in Urban Design

Jun 2013 - current
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
 

Technische Universität München, Munich, DE, Exchange Mobility Program

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Li Po Chun United World College, Hong Kong, HK, High School, International Baccalaureate

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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