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Mr Gao, Yan 高岩

Senior Lecturer

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2219 4995

Mr. Gao pushes the boundary of the architectural discipline with the insight of contemporary practice and the cutting edge computational means. His architectural design synthesizes the scientific and heuristic design approaches for contemporary architec-tural practice, i.e. immersing the use of computational means into a wide scope including vernacular architecture, landscape, and urban design and planning. Gao’s architectural design responses are nurtured by the inter-disciplinary network thinking in social, economic, environ-mental, political, professional and technical dimensions. His pragmatic design research methodologies integrate theories, techniques, Chinese philosophy into practice, addressing architectural value and perfor-mance in the global and local context. Gao’s well recognized as a lead-ing peer in applying scholar research of computation to architectural practice in China. In addition to his teaching position at The University of Hong Kong, Gao has been appointed as the programme directors for a number of international architectural design workshops in Asia since 2007, including the AA Beijing Visiting School and Digital Practice Summer Program HKU. Gao’s projects and articles have been widely published in China, which won him the co-curator for The Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Architecture 2012 and Associative Public Forum in London and the curator for the Digital Making China Exhibition, 2013 DADA Digital Infiltration. 

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Chang, Q
2010-11-01Honorable Mentions, tex-fab, REPEAT Competition,: DALLAS/HOUSTON/SAN ANTONIO, Digital Fabrication Alliance
2014-05-0140 Under 40, 2014, Under The Architecture Category, Recognizing High-flying Design Talents Of Today & Tomorrow: Perspective Magazine
2014-04-01Awarded the 1st Prize, Design Ideas Competition for Preservation Corridor for Lung Tsun Stone Bridge Remnants: Civil Engineering and Development Department
2014-08-012nd Prize, (no 1st Prize was awarded) eMerging Sci-Garden city, Shenzhen Bay “Super City” International Competition Supplemental Notice: Shenzhen Design Center, 二等奖(一等奖空缺) 汇谷林城 深圳湾云城市(超级城市)国际竞赛, 深圳市城市设计促进中心
Research Achievement
Su, Y S
Ding, Y X
Qin, L C
Zhang, X L
Zhang, X Y
2012-01-011 Unit, 100 Families, 10,000 Residents, The Ideas Competition for Social Housing in Shen Zhen: Shen Zhen Center for Design, 一户、百姓、万家,2011保障房设计竞赛, 深圳市城市设计促进中心
Research Achievement
Chang, Q
Duo, N
2010-10-01Honorable Mention, BOW PAVIILON, REPEAT Competition: by tex-fab, Digital Fabrication Alliance, Dallas / Houston / San Antonio
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
02/2013 - nowFounding memberChina Digital Architecture Design Association under China Architectural Society
06/2012-nowFounding MemberDigital Architectural Design Professional Committee, Architectural Society of China
05/2013-nowCommittee MemberHong Kong Chapter, Royal Institute of British Architects
01/2011-nowPanel MemberAdvisory Committee on the Appearance of Bridges and Associated Structures, Highways Department of HK Governme
01/2008-nowKey MemberSmartGeometry
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Theory and practice of synthetic computational design
Geometric generation and optimization based on programming
Digital prototyping and fabrication
Contemporary architectural design
Building information modelling
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua英語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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