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About AGC Design Ltd. : Tony Lam is graduated from the University of Hong Kong. After practicing in Hong Kong and Canada for years, he founded AGC Design Ltd with other partners in 1999. AGC is comprised of a strong and creative design team in master planning, urban design, architecture and interior design. The firm’s body of work includes residential, hotel, retail, entertainment, office, heritage, education and religious facilities in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. In 2005, he got a Master Degree in Architectural Conservation from the University of Hong Kong. He believes it is important to have local cultural in the architectural design. One of the successful project he did the revitalization of Lui Seng Chun into a Chinese Medicine Centre which is an award winning project. Other than as a practicing architect, Tony has published books and research papers on local heritage. He is a member of a government body, Antiques Advisory Board for all heritage issues in Hong Kong. Tony has been invited for lectures, seminars and public forums for architectural and heritage topics. He is guest critic in the universities for many years. He also participates in Art exhibitions and events.
STATEMENT OF ART:
My fascination with architectural design and its challenges lie in its constantly changing parameters: a different site, a different set of requirements, and a different time. The only factor that remains unchanged is 'change'. Achieving this principle with each project is the ultimate aim.
The appropriate "feeling" conveyed by a project is the starting point of its design. this will determine the planning, built form, scale and choice of materials. The design process is a combination of both subjective and objective thinking. it's not always possible to explain why a decision is made. Different building types have different priorities, come are more functional, e.g. a hospital, come are more dramatic, e.g. a cinema. The same applies to different parts of a building: the public area may be more dramatic than the private area. Projects of different scales have different emphases. Master planning is concerned with the spaces in between buildings and their relation site context. Building projects relate to form, elevation and layout. Interior design is concerned with material and space.
Spatial and visual experiences are the key generators of design. The Characteristics of a site become major design. In Hong Kong we are always confined by small spaces. How to break that confinement is the primary concern of my design philosophy. Typical strategies used to enhance spatial arrangements include minimising long corridors, combining circulation zones with functional space, using glass partitions to visually blend adjacent rooms, and opening up external walls to psychologically enlarge the internal space.

ORGANIZATION:
AGC Design Ltd

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Architectural or civil drafter Construction, fittings, housing

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Master of Science (Conservation), University of Hong Kong
, Hong Kong

EXPERIENCE:
1999 – Present, Founder & Director of AGC Design Limited, Hong Kong
1996 – 1999, Deputy Director of Kwan & Associates Architects Limited, Hong Kong
1993 - 1996, Senior Associate of Kwan & Associates Architects Limited, Hong Kong
1993, Associate of Kwan & Associates Architects Limited, Hong Kong
1988 - 1993, Associate of CGL Architects Inc., Canada
1987 - 1988, Associate of KNW Architects & Engineers Limited, Hong Kong
1984 - 1988, Architect of KNW Architects & Engineers Limited, Hong Kong

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2013, REVEAL Artwork exhibition of HKIA members at ArtisTree, Hong Kong
2001, The other sides of Architects Exhibition, Hong Kong

EVENTS:
2013, REVEAL Artwork exhibition of HKIA members at ArtisTree, Hong Kong

AWARDS:
2012, HKIA Special Architectural Award: Heritage & Adaptive Re-use, Hong Kong
2012, Quality Building Award 2012 – Windsor House Retail Renovation, Hong Kong
2010, Green Building Award: Hong Kong Community College at West Kowloon, Hong Kong
2008,Quality Building Award 2008 – Union Hospital Extension, Hong Kong
2007, HKIA Journal - Best Research Paper Award 2006, Hong Kong
2006, “From British Colonization to Japanese Invasion : The 100 years architects in Hong Kong 1841-1941 HKIA Journal Best Research Paper Award
1997, Haven of Hope Hospital (Energy Efficient Building Award 1997, Certificate of Merit), Hong Kong
1989 Repulse Bay Hotel Redevelopment. (Awarded HKIA Silver Medal 1989)

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2012, Public Lecture: –“Adaptive Re-use of Lui Seng Chun” Heritage Discovery Centre, Hong Kong
2012, Guest Speaker – HKSZ Biennale Symposium on Conservation
, Hong Kong

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2015 “Heritage Conservation and Local Culture”, Published by the peking university press, Prof. Chén Píngyuán,

BOOKS:
2010, Joy of Nature – Kung Man Village Mt. Davis, (山林之樂:摩星嶺公民村)
2007, “Royal Asiatic Society Visit to No.1 Chatham Path” Journal of RAS Hong Kong Branch vol. 47
2006, “From British Colonization to Japanese Invasion : The 100 years architects in Hong Kong 1841-1941 HKIA Journal Best Research Paper Award
2006, Co-editor “ In love with Architects” (熱戀建築)
2005, “Conservation Guidelines for the Adaptive Reuse of the Central Building of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong”
2002, Co-author “Story of Space” (建築師的見觸思)

ACCOLADES:
2003, Emerging Hong Kong Young Architects from HKIA, Hong Kong

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (advanced)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Adobe

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2014, "Mapping Modern Movement Architecture of Hong Kong" Heritage Discovery Centre, Hong Kong
2012, “Adaptive Re-use of Lui Seng Chun” Heritage Discovery Centre, Hong Kong
2011, “Joy of Nature: Kung Man Village, Mt. Davis” Heritage Discovery Centre, Hong Kong

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2012, Guest Speaker – HKSZ Biennale Symposium on Conservation, Hong Kong
2010, “Heritage Conservation and Local Culture”, Hong Kong Urban Imagination and Cultural Memory, International Conference, Hong Kong
2008, “The 100 years architects in HK 1841-1941” Heritage Discovery, Centre, Hong Kong
2003, “Beautiful Hong Kong” Joint Publishing (HK), Hong Kong

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Authorized Person (Architect), HKSAR, Hong Kong
Registered Architect, HKSAR, Hong Kong
APEC Architect, Hong Kong
PRC Class I Registered Architect Qualification, Hong Kong

HOBBIES:
Architecture, Photography, Art, Movie, History

CLIENTELE:
Ibis Hotel

WEB SITE:
http://www.agcdesign.com.hk/about_agc.html

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.agcdesign.com.hk/home.htmlL

RSS URL:
http://www.agcdesign.com.hk/Ibis.html

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-06-23 03:40:40

COUNTRY:
Hong Kong

ACCOUNT TYPE:
New

Awards received by AGC Design Ltd.


Sheung Wan Ibis Hotel Multi-Storey Hotel With Retail Podium

A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2014
Chung Wai, Tony Lam for Agc Design Limited
Revitalization of Lui Seng Chun Heritage Conversation

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design Category in 2014
Lam Chung Wai, Tony for Hong Kong Baptist University

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