Dr. Joseph Francis Wong / Hong Kong, China

Since July 2021, Dr. Joseph Francis Wong has been the executive director of the Hong Kong Design Centre. Previously, he was vice principal at the Hong Kong Design Institute for almost four years and, prior to that, associate professor at the City University of Hong Kong, where he taught architectural design and theory from 1998. Joseph Francis Wong received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Berkeley, a Master of Architecture from MIT and a Doctor of Education from Leicester. He is a fellow and an elected council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, where he served on the Board of Internal Affairs and the Board of Educational Affairs and chaired the Environment and Sustainable Design Committee. His research on open buildings as well as spatial and visual field analysis has been presented and published in many conferences and journals, including Design Studies, Habitat International, Journal of Architecture as well as Environment and Planning B. In recognition of his contribution to design education, Joseph Francis Wong was awarded the Berkeley Prize International Fellowship in 2014.