Ying Zhou is an architect who joined the faculty of architecture at the University of Hong Kong in 2016. She is also a collaborator with the Collective Studio, leading its think-tank capacity. Prior to her move to Hong Kong, she had been teaching and researching contemporary cities at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ). She was a lecturer and researcher with the chair of Kees Christiaanse at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) 2011-2015, where she had focused on the relationship of contemporary urban developments and the growth of cultural industries in East Asian city centres, and with the chair of Herzog & de Meuron at ETH Studio Basel 2007-2011, where she taught urban research on Kolkata, Damascus and Cairo and produced a book about MetroBasel. She has published in Critical Planning, Monu, Urban China [城市中国], LEAP ［艺术界］, amongst others. Her design research work with her team at the FCL, “Spaces of New Economies” is exhibited at the Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam in 2016 and has been exhibited at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore previously. Her design research projects on contemporary urban developments has been exhibited at the Haus der Kunst in Munich and in the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel. Born in Shanghai, Ying holds a B.S.E. in Architecture and Engineering from Princeton, a M.Arch. from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, a Ph.D. from the ETHZ, and was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Stuttgart. She has taught and practiced in New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Detroit, Boston and Basel.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2010-10-01||Wheelwright Fellowship: Harvard University Graduate School of Design||Research Achievement|
|2014-01-01||Golden Brick Award for Teaching Excellence 2013: Department of Architecture, ETHZ||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2007-06-01||Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Service: Harvard University Graduate School of Design||Others|
|2007-06-01||Penny White Traveling Fellowship: Harvard University Graduate School of Design||Research Achievement|
|2001-08-01||Fulbright Fellowship: Fulbright Commission||Research Achievement|
|2013-12-01||Golden Brick Award for Teaching Excellence: ETHZ||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2005-05-01||Traveling Fellowship: Harvard University Center for Environment||Research Achievement|
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