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About Siong Vui Choong : A proficient Registered Architect (NSW, Australia) and an Urban Designer with 14 years of work experience as an architect with a wide breadth of experience working on project types including residential, commercial, transportation, retail, industrial, civil, infrastructural and urban design. A team player with excellent communication skills in Cantonese, Mandarin and English and qualifications. I am passionate about evaluating and evolving design ideas through drawing, virtual modeling and research. In addition, to bring the human experience and scale to the forefront of architecture and urban design through understanding existing typologies, patterns of activities and spatial experience. I have collaborated with peers and client groups to ensure that the procurement of design is methodical and that client’s aspirate are not only met but exceeded. I have worked across China, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand in varying roles. Most recently, he was the Design Director of BLVD Architecture and formerly, a Senior Architect at HASSELL in Hong Kong. Major projects delivered during my career so far include the Hong Kong Airlines Aviation Training Centre, China Merchant Shuiwan Zone C Co-living apartments in Shenzhen, Qidi Technology Park in Luoyang and Zijin Hongfeng Maple Science Park, Nanjing and so on. Currently a Councillor of the International Chapter at the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) since 2015. For my full-time position, I work for Thomson Adsett, an Australian Architecture practice, as a Studio Leader and a Design Leader in the Hong Kong Studio.
ORGANIZATION:
Archi-culture.Com

EDUCATION:
2008, Urban Design, Master of Uban Design (Honours), The University of Auckland, AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND.
2004, Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.
1999, Architecture, Bachelor of Arts (Japanese), Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.

EXPERIENCE:
2018-Present, Studio Leader, Thomson Adsett Hong Kong Ltd., HONG KONG/CHINA.
2017-2018, Design Director, BLVD Architectural Consultant Co. Ltd, SHENZHEN/CHINA.
2015-2017, Senior Architect, Hassell, HONG KONG/CHINA.
2013-2015, Senior Architect, ALead Architects Ltd, HONG KONG/CHINA.
2011-2012, Architect, Archi-Culture, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2009-2011, Architect, COX Architecture Pty Ltd, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2008-2009, Architectural Designer, Archi-Culture, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA.
2005-2008, Architectural Graduate, The Buchan Group, AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND.
2004-2005, Architectural Graduate, RTA Studio, AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND.

EVENTS:
2019, "Boarding Pass - Hong Kong", Organiser, International Chapter, Australian Institute of Architects event, HONG KONG/CHINA.

2016, "Cultivation of Design Ability & Leading Designers", Speaker, Asia-Pacific Construction Technology Forum, GUANGZHOU/CHINA.

2016, "Betterment of the City", One of the organisers, HKIUD Urban Design Conference, HONG KONG.

AWARDS:
2012, Selected Award, AIM Competition, SHANGHAI/CHINA.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2015, "Welcome to Melbourne", Pro. Design Magazine, pages 87-92, January, GUANGZHOU/CHINA

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2003, "Multiculturalism: The Roots of Malaysian Architecture and Identity", Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near Native)
Chinese Mandarin (Native)
Chinese Cantonese (Native)
Chinese Hakka (Native)
Japanese (Average)
Malay (Average)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe InDesign, Advanced.
Adobe Photoshop, Average.
Adobe Illustrator, Average.
Rhinoceros + Grasshopper, Average.
Autodesk Revit, Advanced.
Sketchup, Advanced.
Microsoft Office, Average.
Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Average.

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2018. "The 10th 7+1 Entrepreneurship for Design & Creative Business Certificate Programme", Hong Kong Design Centre, KOWLOON/HONG KONG.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2008-Now, Australian Institute of Architects, AUSTRALIA.
2014-Now, Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, HONG KONG/CHINA.

HOBBIES:
Swimming, Badminton, Airliner spotting.

WEB SITE:
www.archi-culture.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://archinect.com/archiculture

REGISTRATION DATE:
2018-05-02 13:32:26

COUNTRY:
Hong Kong

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Siong Vui Choong


46 Kowloon City Mixed Used Building

A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2018
Siong Vui Choong for A.lead Architects in Collaboration With Vui Choong

Runner-Up status designs by Siong Vui Choong


Shuiwan Area C Shared Accommodation

Runner-Up for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2018
Siong Vui Choong for Blvd International Inc

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