Gene K. KING, Chief Curator
Anderson LEE, Chief Curator
Julia LAU, Curator for Venue & Programme
Tris KEE, Curator for Community & Media
David TSENG, Curator for Taipei Exhibits
Aaron LEE, Curator for Asian Urban Portraits
Gene K. KING
Founder, King Shih Architects
Mr. King is a Registered Architect in the State of New York and Taiwan.
He worked at renowned architectural design firms including Edward Larrabee Barnes Architects and Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York for 10 years.
In 1999, he established King Shih Architects (KSA) with Erin C. Shih in Taipei. KSA devoted to explore the characteristics of Taiwan local architectures and the combination of design and the environment.Architectural works of the office include the Fine Arts Museum Park area (including Expo Hall) for
the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition, the Environmental Research Center and Luming Plaza of the National Taiwan University, Kaohsiung Medical University Library, Presbyterian Da-Dao-Chen Church, etc.
Mr. King acted as editor-in-chief for Dialogue, a monthly, bi-lingual (English and Chinese) publication on architecture, design, and culture from 1998 to 2005. The Magazine took a critical view towards Asian condition in global framework. Awarded the Best Magazine and Graphic Editing Awards of the Golden Tripod Award organized by Government Information Office of Taiwan, it was considered one of the most progressive and influential publication in the region during Mr. King’s term of service.
Mr. King also took up Chief Curator for “2004 Architecture Exhibition – Taiwan” (2004) and “New Taiwan Landscape Movement Exhibition” (2005) organized by the Council for Cultural Affairs,
Executive Yuan of Taiwan. He organized various international architectural events, including serving as the Chief Consultant for “Landform Series” and “Gateway Series” International Competitions (2004) organized by Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications Taiwan, “Cities Inspiring, Asia” and "Explosion and Implosion” International Architectural Symposium. Also as a writer, he won The Literature Award of China Times and United Daily News (1982) and National Literary Award in Fiction (1989), which are considered as
important honours for Chinese literature in the region. He has published four collections of short stories and
essays. His latest work is a historical novel Dream of the Seven-Pronged Sword released in October 2011.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Founder, Index Architecture Limited
Mr. Lee received a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He is a Registered Architect in the
State of New York, and a member of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A).
Anderson worked as a Project Associate and Project Architect at Steven Holl Architects (SHA), New York.
While at SHA, he was in charge of designing the Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant in Connecticut and the
Tuttle Residence in New Mexico. He was also involved in design for prestigious projects such as the Museum
of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, the Residence Hall of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Anderson founded Index Architecture Limited in 2000. The architectural practice encompasses
multidisciplinary services providing conceptual and technical consultancy on urban planning, architecture,
interior design and product/furniture design. Index has been participating in a wide range of exhibitions and
design forums which include 2007 & 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale, the ’40 under 40’
exhibition in Shanghai, China PRC (2007), Asia Design Forum (2004), etc. The works of Index is widely
published in periodicals and design journals such as SCMP post magazine, Domus, Elle Decoration,
Perspective, d+a, Hinge, etc. The practice has received design award from American Institution of Architects
(AIA), HKIA and Perspective magazine.
Anderson has been an assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong
since 2003. Besides teaching design studio and supervising Master of Architecture thesis students,
he has been the Program Director for the Career Discovery Program (HKU) since 2004.
He also served as invited guest critic at Princeton University, Yale University, Cornell University in the U.S.
and Meiji University in Tokyo.
Curator for Venue & Programme
Founder, Traces Limited
After graduating from University of Oregon in Architecture (B. Arch.), Ms Lau joined Spence Robinson Limited where she received her formal training in Hong Kong before obtaining her license. Her urban planning and design portfolio ranges from church, schools, offices, hotels, service apartments, retail (cinema, skating rink, etc.) and a number of notable large scale residential and mix use complexes during her years at Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. This includes projects like “Leighton Hill”, “Chelsea Court”, “Le Sommet” to name a few. From in house architect to project director, she was blessed with much opportunity in delivering a wide variety of projects. For 8 years, she worked on the Kowloon Station Development Phase 3, 5, 6 & 7 (a total of approximately 6.5 million sf) which includes “The Arch”, “Elements”, “Cullinan”, “The Harbourview”, W Hotel, Ritz Carlton and the tallest tower in HK – ICC (492mPD). After this signature project, she has founded her own practice Traces Ltd.
Julia is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong and an Authorized Person (List 1). She has also obtained “PRC Class 1 Registered Architect Qualification”. Professionally, Julia has served the HK Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects, HK Chapter for a number of years under several posts including Council Member and Treasurer, etc. Currently, she is a Council Member of the Professional Green Building Council. On the public service front, Julia is a member of the Town Planning Board and Hong Kong Housing Authority, a Council member of Academy of Performing Arts. She has also served on The Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries and Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) for many years, and advocates cooperation of Architecture and the Allied Arts.
Curator for Community & Media
Assistant Professor, Director of Community Project Workshop,
Faculty of Architecture, The Hong Kong University
Ms. Kee is a graduate of Master of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Canada.
As the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Roll of Honor 2002, Tris has worked in Rome,
London, Amsterdam and Canada before returning to Hong Kong.
She is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong and Canada, a Professional Member of the Hong Kong Institute of
Architect (HKIA), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural
Conservationists (HKICON) and an Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Interior Design
Association (HKIDA). As an architect, Tris has participated in the design and completion of Phase 2 Science
and Technology Park of Hong Kong, a number of MTRC stations, and residential developments at the Peak.
As the Director of Community Project Workshop at HKU, Tris has been involved in a number of projects;
namely, District Aspiration Studies, Conservation Management Plans for heritage buildings, Revitalization
Schemes for the Development Bureau, Public Engagements for Pok Fu Lam and Kwun Tong Waterfront Promenade.
Tris was one of the design jurors for the Perspective Award 2011 and was the moderator for HKIDA
Professional Roundtable Seminars 2011 and one of the speakers at the 2011 IDA Congress at Taipei.
Curator for Taipei Exhibits
Professor, National Chiao-Tung University Faculty of Architecture
David Tseng is a Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Mr. Tseng founded his practice, CitiCrafts, upon his return to Taiwan. He was selected as an Emerging Talent by the Taiwanese Institute of Architects. His works have been awarded the first and second biennial Taiwan Architecture Award, and have appeared on the pages of Architecture+Urbanism, Plan, Architecture, Progressive Architecture and Taiwan Architecture.
Mr. Tseng also devotes his time to social services. He served as a committee member for the Sustainability Task Force of the Ministry of Education and the Civic Beautiful Initiatives for the Council of Cultural Affairs, Taiwan. In his capacity as the Consultant General of the Built Environment to the Mayor for the city of Taichung and the city of Taipei, he has been working in the public sector for the past decade. The fruits of his appointment are Taichung Metropolitan Opera House (designed by Toyo Ito), Taipei Performing Art Center (designed by Rem Koolhaas), Taipei Popular Music Center (designed by Reiser and Umemoto) and Taichung Gateway Park (designed by Stan Allen).
Curator for Asian Urban Portraits
Managing Director, JUT Land Development Group
Chief Executive Officer, JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture and JUT Living Development Co.
After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, Aaron Y.L. Lee joined the JUT Land Development Group, which was founded by his father Chung-Yi Lee. Since then he has been fusing arts and architecture together by involving world-class designer teams in building projects, while at the same time developing a strong and innovative image for his company. Mr. Lee founded the JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture in 2007. Utilizing the Development Group’s greatest assets, land and space, the Foundation encourages cross-media experimentation in various arts and facilitates different forms of partnership between arts and business. JUT Living Development Company was also established in 2007, with the aim of enhancing lifestyles by introducing and importing designer furniture and artworks from Taiwan and abroad, as well as developing nouvelle cuisine concepts. Through the establishment of related businesses, JUT has been promoting aesthetics in everyday life through architecture, interior design, furniture and art. Mr. Lee curated the Museum of Tomorrow, a mobile gallery series, and also organized the UrbanCore project as well as many other architectural education projects.