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Ms Du, Juan 杜鵑

Title:
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty of Architecture

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Ms Du, Juan 杜鵑

Title:
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty of Architecture

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of FloridaBDes
Cert (VIA)
Princeton UniversityMArch
Fullbright, IIE (USA)
Biography

Juan Du is Associate Professor and Director of the MArch Program in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.  Her research and writings have been published in China, Europe and the United States, including China Voices, Urban Trans Formations, Domus International, Urban China, and Journal of Architectural Education. She is the founding director of Hong Kong based office IDU_architecture with projects ranging from the extent of built forms to the social and ecological processes of the city.  Her work has been exhibited internationally including La Biennale di Venezia 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Vienna Architekturzentrum Exhibition, and the Brazil International Exhibition of Architecture and Urbanism. Juan Du is often invited to speak by institutions such as the Asia Society India Centre in Mumbai, the DeBalie Centrum in Amsterdam, the European Cultural Capital Workshop in Luxembourg, and the Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Shanghai. She has taught architectural and urban design at the Department of Architecture of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Graduate Center of Architecture at Peking University. Prior to starting her own practice in 2006, she worked in the offices of Yung Ho Chang Atelier FCJZ in China, Agence Santiago Calatrava and Atelier Seraji in France, and Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in the United States.  She was the Chief Curator of Hong Kong’s participation in the 2010 Venice Biennale of Architecture, Curator of Housing an Affordable City Exhibition at the 2011 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale, and the Assistant Curator for the First Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture in 2005.  Juan Du was born in China, raised and educated in the United States, with additional professional practice experience in Europe and China. She holds a Master degree in Architecture from Princeton University and is the recipient of a US Fulbright Foundation Scholarship for her research on the transformations of the contemporary Chinese city.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2013-06-01Project Fund Research Grant: The University of Hong Kong Research Council
Research Achievement
2007-08-01Winner of International Urban Design Competition for Shenzhen CBD: International Urban Design Competition Jury/ Shenzhen City Municipal
Others
2009-08-01Internal Research Grant - Urban Ecologies: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2008-06-01Finalist, International Design Competition for South China Science University Campus Planning: Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau
Research Achievement
2002-06-01Alpha Rho Chi Medal: Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity for Architecture
Research Achievement
2009-09-01Second Place, International Urban Design Competition of Historic Nantou City: International Design Competition Jury/ Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau
Research Achievement
2004-02-01Fulbright Scholar: United States Department of Education Fulbright Foundation
Research Achievement
2011-06-01Appointed Curator of Hong Kong Response Exhibition 2011: Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Arts and Development Council
Research Achievement
2003-12-01Finalist, U2 Landmark Tower Design Competition: Dublin Docklands Development Authority
Research Achievement
2008-10-01Seed Grant for Basic Research - The unPlanned City: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2002-02-01Winner of Whitman Residential College Design Competition: Princeton School of Architecture
Research Achievement
2008-08-01Hong Kong University Culture and Humanities Fund: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2010-06-01Appointed Chief Curator of Hong Kong Exhibition at Venice Biennale: Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Arts and Development Council
Research Achievement
2008-10-01Teaching Development Grant - Repositioning GIS: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2011-12-01Awarded Curator of Social Housing Exhibition for 2011 Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture: Awarding Body – Shenzhen Biennale Academic Committee and Curatorial Committee (Terry Riley, Chief Curator)
Research Achievement
2008-12-01Finalist, First Capital Headquarters Tower Design Competition: International Design Competition Jury
Research Achievement
2008-02-01Nomination of Best Exhibit: Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Academic Committee
Research Achievement
2015-06-01Impact Project Knowledge Exchange Funding: The University Grants Committee, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2015-08-01Experiential Learning Fund: Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2015-12-01HKU Way Are with You Project (WAY) Fund: HKU Way Are with You Project (WAY)
Research Achievement
2016-04-01China Education Bureau Social Science Research Fund: China Education Bureau
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
02/2004-presentScholar MemberUnited States Fulbright Foundation
06/2002-presentMemberAlpha Rho Chi Architecture Fraternity
12/2005-presentRegistered ApplicantAmerican Institute of Architectures
12/2014-presentAssociate MemberAmerican Institute of Architects (Hong Kong Chapter)
Media Contact Directory
Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Urban design and theory
Preservation and sustainability
Materials and construction
Contemporary Chinese design
Architectural design
Alternative models of urban development
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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