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Wendy W Fok

Wendy W Fok

New York, NY, US

 

About 

spatial / geometrical / mathematical / material processing

 

The endeavours of Wendy W Fok’s research-based projects are dedicated to the creation of designs interlaced within the principals of procedural-based mathematics, logics, and material studies, within the field of architecture and design. Her designs are substantiated through explorations between the cross-pollination of spatial installation arts and novel architectural innovations embedded within urban cityscapes.

Fok’s interests are toward the investigations of contextual and content-related natures of fabrication, partnered with cradle-to-cradle material investigations that compliment scaled prototypes within architectural design. Meanwhile, her design methodology is to challenge the dynamic significance in structuring and mapping the ideals of art, architecture, and urbanism within the processes of [design | optimisation | fabrication] for resilient planning, interactive design, material research, and alternative methods of fabrication with progressive aims within the built environment.

Fok has an international background from Vienna, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong & Canada. Her art installations have been displayed in Dubai, Vancouver, Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Athens, Venice, & Prague, and has worked on several international architectural projects, exhibitions, & competitions—including the HKSZ Bi-City Biennale 2012, 12th La Biennale di Venezia 2011, the Shanghai Expo 2010, Athens Fringe Festival 2009, & Lower East Side Tenement Museum 2004/05.

Wendy W Fok, director/founder and team member of WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC (Architecture) and atelier//studio-WF (Art), winner of the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (2009), and a selected designer of the Perspective 40 under 40 Award (2011), has a Master of Architecture & Certification of Urban Policy/Planning from Princeton University. Notably, WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC has been selected by Twenty+Change (co-curated by Heather Dubbeldam and Lola Sheppard) as one of twenty Emerging Canadian Design Practices (2011) in Canada.

 

For more information, please contact:
Email: info@studio-wf.com
Twitter: atelierstudioWF / W_W_F
 

Specialties:
Architecture, Design Fabrication (digital/analogue), New Business Development, Spatial Installation Arts

Elsewhere:

Employment 

atelier//studio WF, International, Director / Designer

atelier//studio WF is part of the WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC creative group, and is dedicated to the design-research of Wendy W Fok.

spatial / geometrical / mathematical / material processing

The endeavours of the research-based projects are dedicated to the creation of designs interlaced within the principals of procedural-based mathematics, logics, and material studies, within the field of architecture and design. The designs are substantiated through explorations between the cross-pollination of spatial installation arts and novel architectural innovations embedded within urban cityscapes.

Link: http://studio-wf.com/about

May 2011 - current
 

(C)ODE-(C)OLLECTIVE, Founder / Administrator

(C)ODE-(C)OLLECTIVE: GH + Digital Script + Code Collective is a collection forum for Grasshopper, Rhino, Parametric Modeling, and other digital design tools, which pose as an educational and developing archive site to formulate the critical utility of digital tools.

Official Partners:
Rhino 3D, McNeel & Associates, Rhino Fab Lab

Link: http://code-collective.org/

Jan 2011 - current
 

WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC, Founder / Director

Founder / Director:
We are an international creative collaborative architecture + design group.

WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC is interested in the emergent, interactive, and progressive/dynamic investigations of architecture + design within the urban fabric, and material research within the realm fabrication and scalar development. The WE-DESIGNS.ORG 「Team」 members are composed of an international base of ingénue designers from distinctive backgrounds + multifaceted design fields, in producing a differentiated approach to the integral design processes within a project.

Project Updates:
+ In-Planning (On Hold) on a High-End interior office (design/build) project, in Hong Kong
+ Design Development on a Multi-Media Project with an Institutional Client, in Hong Kong

May 2010 - current
 

Architectural Society of China, Contributing / Overseas Editor

Founded in October 1953, the Architectural Society of China (ASC) is an academic society and an independent corporate body registered by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China. The objectives and aims of the ASC are: by uniting and organizing the professionals of architectural science and technology, facing the modernization, facing the world, facing the future, to promote the blossom and development of the science and technology, to promote the popularization and generalization of the science and technology, to promote the growth and progress of the scientific and technological talents, making its active contribution to accelerate the pace in realizing the modernization of China.

a+a Magazine
Publication: http://aa.chinaasc.org/

Nov 2009 - current
 

Eichinger Offices, Materials / Architectural Design Consultant

Gregor Eichinger Offices
Praterstraße 33
1020 Wien, Austria

Project List: European Central Bank (ECB)

Link: www.eovienna.at/

May 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Coop Himmelb(l)au, Junior Design Architect

Wolf D. Prix / W. Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH
Spengergasse 37
A - 1050 Wien, Austria

Projects List: Pavilion 21 MINI Opera Space, Munich (Aquisition), Dalian Convention Centre (Aquisition), House of Music Denmark (Aquisition), Zagreb Luxury Hotel (Competition)

Link: www.coop-himmelblau.at

Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
 

Education 

Princeton University, MArch, Architecture | Urban Policy & Planning

Princeton University Graduate Fellowship Recipient 2005-2008
Diversity Fellowship 2007
Stanley J Seeger Fellowship 2006
PIIRS Graduate Scholarship 2006
PLAS Graduate Scholarship 2005
Certification: Urban Policy / Planning (Woodrow Wilson School)

Sep 2005 - May 2008
 

Columbia University, Bachelors, Architecture | Economics

One Year Early Graduation

Activities and Societies:
+ ONSite Publication
+ Architecture Society
+ NCAA Division I Field Hockey Goal Tender 2000-2001

Sep 2000 - May 2003
 

Awards 

HKDA Global Design Award, 1st Place

HKDA Global Design Awards 2011 is the first international competition/exhibition in Hong Kong for all practising designers from around the world. The Awards will facilitate exchange between local and international designers and bring Hong Kong designs and designers to different continents by partnering with overseas professional design bodies.

Awarded: Gold - Spatial Design

Jury - Spatial
•Masayuki Kurokawa (Japan)
•Hani Rashid (United States)
•Adam Brinkworth (United kingdom)

2012
 

Twenty+Change 03 - Emerging Canadian Design Practice, Award

Twenty + Change is a biennial exhibition and publication series dedicated to promoting emerging Canadian designers working in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design who are pushing the boundaries of their discipline.

Twenty+Change is a non-profit volunteer-run organization, established to encourage the exchange of ideas, and to expose and disseminate the work of a new generation of designers addressing contemporary issues in their work. Juried by a group of noted practitioners, authors and academics from across the country, Twenty + Change features projects and practices that push the limits of their discipline, be it to engage the public realm in meaningful ways, investigate new ideas regarding typology, program or site, innovate in sustainability and material affect, or engage in new models of practice. In their built or speculative work, these designers are leveraging their professional ideologies to create rich opportunities that enhance their effectiveness in improving the built environment.

2011
 

Perspective 40 under 40, Award

Perspective Monthly May 2011

Our annual 40 Under 40 programme is always an exciting time of year for us. Seeing the level of young talent out there inspires and fills us with hope for a better future in a time when it is all too easy to grow cynical and disenchanted with the world.

Greedy developers, clients with no vision other than the bottom-line, cookie-cutter designs — all these things conspire to make us believe that there is no passion left for beauty and excellence. But just take a look at our 40 honorees this year, and the kind of work and ideas they are producing, and your spirits will be lifted.

2011
 

Mackenzie Academic Award (Canadian), Award

Awarding Academic Excellence after Graduation of a Canadian High School.
(Through nomination of Collingwood School, West Vancouver, BC)

2010
 

Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award, Award

The Hong Kong Young Design Talent Awards (HKYDTA) is introduced in 2005 with a view to identify and encourage up-and-coming young practising designers and design graduates to undergo training and/or work attachment at reputable organisations abroad so as to broaden their horizon.

The awards are sponsored by, Create Hong Kong, of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and VTC Design Education Fund.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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