Roger Wu

Chairman, RIBA Hong Kong Chapter

Born in Hong Kong, Roger Wu studied and worked in the United Kingdom for 27 years before returning to his home city in 2010. Wu qualified in the UK as an architect in 1997, and has since worked for a number of architectural practices there and in Hong Kong, including a 17-year stint between 1994 and 2010 at John McAslan + Partners in London where he has worked on a diverse range of projects, from the design of the new King’s Cross Station concourse in London to a private residence in Seborga, Italy, and from the British Embassy in Algiers to London’s Peter Jones department store. More recently Wu used his considerable experience in the regeneration of historic buildings in Hong Kong; he is currently the Executive Director of the Haw Par Music Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up to oversee the transformation of the historic Haw Par Mansion in Tai Hang, Hong Kong into a centre for Chinese and Western music. Wu has lectured at architectural schools in universities across the UK, including Bath, Nottingham, Central England, (Birmingham) and Plymouth. He is currently teaching at the School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong, as an adjunct associate professor. Wu is actively involved with the Royal Institute of British Architects (as a council member representing the Asia and Australasia region, and as Chairman of the RIBA HK Chapter). He is also actively involved with the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, where he sits on the Heritage & Conservation and Education Development & Accreditation committees.