Thomas Chee

Thomas Chee

Hong Kong, HK



Thomas Chee obtained Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Social Science in Architectural Studies in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Thomas was awarded the 2016 RIBA President’s Silver Medal for his thesis project “Crafts Vault ‒ The V&A Academy of Artisanal Crafts”. The project introduces crafts workshops to a new extension of London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum at a brownfield site in North Kensington left by a local gasworks. It serves not only as a museum of craft but also an archive of knowledge, as well as an academy for preserving and retrieving the lost art of craftsmanship , making artisanal skills relevant to the modern city again.



Bootes H.K. Limited, Hong Kong, HK, Design Architect

Jul 2017 - current

Gravity Partnerships, Hong Kong, HK, Designer

- Architectural design, schematic design, facade design.
- Preparation for architectural design drawings, 3d models, presentation packages.
- Projects mainly based in China's major cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing.
- Project types ranging from residential, office, commercial to exhibition centers.

Sep 2016 - May 2017

DLN, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Trainee

- Production of architectural drawings for building submissions.
- Tender drawings preparation
- Team based project management and documentation
- Meetings with clients and consultants
- On-site monitoring (ELS works)
- Residential projects mainly based in Hong Kong

Jun 2013 - Jul 2014


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2014 - May 2016

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, GB, Master of Philosophy, Architecture and Urban Design

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, BArch, BSSC Architectural Studies

Sep 2009 - May 2013


Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition 2017, Honorable Mention

The Bamboo Pavilion


RIBA President's Silver Medal 2016, 1st Place

Responding to the uncertain future of traditional crafts industry in the UK threatened by the economic downturn and the rise of new manufacturing technologies, the proposal by introducing crafts workshops into a new extension of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, tries to promote a new typology of museum building for storing and exhibiting crafts that could help bringing the lost touch of crafts back to the modern city.


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