Celebrating the design leaders of today and tomorrow

Launched in 2006, the 40 under 40 awards recognise forty of the most talented young professionals in the fields of architecture, interior and product design, aged under 40. They are an important stepping-stone for up-and-coming talent, having helped grow the careers of some of the biggest names in the A&D community in Greater China and beyond. The 2021 Awards closed for entries on September 24.

The winners of the 40 under 40 Awards 2021 will be presented at an invitation-only event, starting at 4pm on Monday December 6. It will include an Industry Forum, with a moderated panel discussion on one of the most pressing issues now facing the A&D community. The panel will feature industry leaders and selected 40 under 40 Award winners.

Forum Theme

How the pandemic is challenging us to totally rethink design

For almost two years, Covid 19 has upended our lives. We have been forced to turn our homes into workplaces, to cope with extended periods of isolation and to rely on virtual technology to communicate, both for work and personal interaction. The social impact has been profound, with many struggling to cope, especially in a densely populated city like Hong Kong, where space is at a premium. Architects and interior designers now have a responsibility, like never before, to rethink our built environment. Is the office skyscraper the optimal model for a pandemic-challenged workplace? How do we reimagine the home as a hybrid space? How should urban planning change to create healthier living spaces? What can we do to rise to the greatest architecture and design challenge we have faced since the new millennium?


Sarah Lee, Director SKY Yutaka, Hon Secretary, RIBA Hong Kong Chapter


Simon Chua, Co-founder and Executive Director, Lead8

Ken Ip, Assistant General Manager – Strategic Marketing, DGHK, BSC Group Ltd

Anika Poon, Associate Director, LWK + PARTNERS

Ray Yuen, Principal, Global Design Leader – Interiors, Woods Bagot


Level 1, Cheung Wah Industrial Building, 10-12 Shipyard Lane, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong


4 pm : 40 under 40 Awards Presentation

5pm : Industry Forum

6pm : Informal networking over drinks

Note: We will contact 40 under 40 Awards winners who cannot attend the event to arrange delivery of your Award.

The 40 under 40 Award winners from 2018

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If you have any questions about how to enter, or any other aspect of 40 under 40, please contact Katharine Chan at marketing@AandDAwards.com