|1982||Glasgow School of Art||B.A. (Hons.) in Town Planning|
|1984||University of Edinburgh||M.Phil. in Landscape Architecture|
|1994||HKMA||Certificate in Assessment of ISO 9001 Q.A. Systems|
|2002||University of Hong Kong||M.Sc. (Distinction) in Architecture Conservation|
|2005||University of Hong Kong||Ph.D. in Heritage Conservation|
Ken Nicolson has 27 years of experience in landscape architecture and landscape planning in Hong Kong. He spent 10 years with EBC Hassell Limited and established his own landscape consultancy in 1994. His detailed knowledge of Government procedures and standards is gained from a wide variety of landscape planning and design projects.
As project landscape architect for the North Lantau Development Study for TDD, he prepared the landscape masterplan, landscape design guidelines and recreation and conservation strategy for Tung Chung New Town. Major EIAs include; detailed landscape and visual impact assessment for the Tung Chung to Ngong Ping cable car project, preparing landscape restoration proposals and specialist contract supervision for the CLP 400kV powerline from Daya Bay, and route selection and restoration proposals for the Towngas Lantau Link.
In addition to landscape planning and environmental studies, he has been responsible for the masterplanning, detail design and contract supervision of numerous, diverse landscape projects for recreation, commercial, residential and infrastructure developments in Hong Kong and overseas. Ken has completed many successful submissions to ACABAS for bridges, noise barriers and subways throughout Hong Kong. He has led design teams on major Government landscape contracts spending two years as Resident Landscape Architect to oversee the completion of three district parks.
Ken attained his PhD at The University of Hong Kong in 2005 and is now Associate Professor teaching in the Master of Science in Conservation Programme in the Faculty of Architecture. He completed the same course with distinction in 2002 and is keen to expand his practice to specialise in heritage conservation projects.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2006-07-01||2006 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation: UNESCO||Others|
|2007-06-01||2007 American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter Merit Award, for Mainetti China Industrial Park: AIA Hong Kong||Others|
|2010-06-01||2010 American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter Merit Award, for Hong Kong International School, Middle School Annex, Tai Tam Campus: AIA Hong Kong||Others|
|2010-06-01||2010 American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter Sustainable Design Award, for Hong Kong International School, Middle School Annex, Tai Tam Campus: AIA Hong Kong||Others|
|2006-06-01||2006 Hong Kong Institute of Architects Special Architectural Award – Heritage, for St. Andrew’s Church: HKIA||Others|
|2010-06-01||2010 HKSAR Leisure and Cultural Services Department Gold Award for Landscape Design, for Fairview Park Town Centre and Lakeside, Yuen Long: HKSAR LCSD||Others|
|2011-06-01||2011 American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter Merit Award for Unbuilt Projects, for St Andrew’s Church Life Centre Auditorium Expansion: AIA Hong Kong||Others|
|2004-06-01||2004 Hong Kong Institute of Architects President’s Prize, for Fairview Park Alliance Church: HKIA||Others|
|2005-06-01||2005 Hong Kong Institute of Architects Special Architectural Award – Heritage, for Tao Fung Shan Christian Church: HKIA||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|01/2004 - present||MHKIEIA||Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment|
|01/1991 - present||MRTPI||The Royal Town Planning Institute|
|01/1989 - present||CMLI||The Landscape Institute|
|01/2000 - present||RLA||Hong Kong Landscape Architects Registration Board|
|01/2011 - present||MHKICON||The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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