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    Yuki Yasukagawa

    Half Japanese and half Chinese, Yuki Yasukagawa has often found inspiration from merging cultures together, whilst creating a sense of authenticity, timeless comfort and beauty. As creative director at Design East, she has built a reputation for her meticulous restaurant designs, most notably the flagship of 3 Michelin starred chef, Araki San from Tokyo. The intimate omakase restaurant is booked months in advance.

    Yuki began her journey at The University of Arts London, before joining Design East, founded by her father Yasuhiro Yasukagawa in Hong Kong in 1988 and now with branches in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. She is proud to be part of a family business that passes company values and design knowledge through the generations.

    Myron Kwan

    Renowned in his field, Myron Kwan is the founder and creative force behind in-demand Hong Kong interior design firm M.R. Studio. With more than a decade of design experience, Myron has collaborated with influential developers, hospitality groups and hotels, and coordinated various award-winning projects in Asia. He has produced design projects with exceptional detail, with a style that could be described as opulent yet immaculate. As such, he is faithful to the philosophy that creative and original design can make a difference for his clientele.

    Danny Ng

    Native Hong Kong designer Danny Ng co-founded 4N Design Architects, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design studio determined to create a better living environment for human beings.

    During his days at the Architecture School of University of Melbourne, he was inspired by many influential architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando. Ng worked in several acclaimed A&D firms before starting his own design practice.

    Ng’s practice involves Building Design, Revitalization Projects, Cinema Design, Restaurant & Private Clubhouses, Retail Malls and Commercial Interiors. Ng’s design approach is led by intensive research and a deep understanding of the clients’ brief, with attention to practical functions and fine details, seeking top craftsman and premium quality without compromise.

    Florence Chan

    An architect by training, Florence joined the New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC in 2007, before relocating to their Hong Kong in 2008. Since then she has been involved in a series of mixed-use projects, with a special interest on super tall buildings in Asia. Her completed works include Victoria Dockside in Hong Kong, Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, as well as CTF Center in Guangzhou.

    A licensed architect in both the US and Hong Kong, Chan holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Social Science in Architectural Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to practicing architecture, Chan teaches architectural design at her the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Board member on the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Hong Kong.

    Dr. Sujata Govada

    Dr. Sujata Govada is an award-winning urban designer and architect who has pioneered smart city developments in Hong Kong, the US, Philippines, India and beyond. As the CEO of Hong Kong-based UDP International, she has built a reputation for taking a collaborative, smart and sustainable approach to planning and design, with a focus on people, place and planet. Dr. Govada is also an Adjunct Associate Professor for the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching at the master’s program in Urban Design that she helped to start.

    Barrie Ho

    Barrie Ho obtained his Master of Architecture with distinction in 1996 from The University of Hong Kong.

    He has won over 160 major international design awards from USA, UK, Dubai and the Asia Pacific region.

    In 2011, he was awarded the Order of the Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

    Ho serves as a member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and, is a member of the Hong Kong Design Institute Advisory Board under the Vocational Training Council’s Institute of Vocational Education.

    David Leventhal

    Prior to founding PLP Architecture, David Leventhal was partner-in-charge of design at KPFS London office, which he co-founded in 1989 and where he worked fora total of 30 years.

    A key theme in Leventhals work is the place of contemporary architecture in historical cities. This interest stems from his undergraduate studies in architectural history at Harvard and, while at KPF he was the partner-in-charge of design of a series of academic buildings set in the heart of the great English universities, including Oxford University, the London School of Economics and Imperial College London. While at KPF, he was partner-in-charge of design of the new Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) headquarters, a landmark that has become a symbol to the world of this fast-developing city.

    James Law

    Architect, technologist and entrepreneur. James Law’s philosophy of cybertecture uses technology to design a better world and to alleviate suffering. His company’s projects cover buildings, spaces, technologies, education and social design.