This site presents projects across a multitude of topics and locations, generally fielded in the design disciplines.  I believe most complex problems can be advanced and mediated through design using a wide recognition of urban processes, economy, ecologies and social observations.  The works introduced here combine a background in architecture with practice in urban planning and offer a unique amalgam of highly analytic computational design and region-scale environmental considerations.
My current research investigates the histories of industrialization and modernization in China and Latin America, with a focus on environmental risk and policy, equity, aesthetics and the distribution of physical resources.  These projects together largely attempt to register at a human scale the imperatives, and unique alternatives, for a given time and context:  from the long-span effects of climate change in New York's Gateway National Park, to the use of different growth-stages of bamboo as structure, income and housing for an NGO in rural Senegal.
20 March 2015
Thailand-Myanmar SEZ Fieldwork
Over the past two weeks, HKU undergraduate landscape students travelled from Thailand to Myanmar to study regional planning of the Dawei-Kanchanaburi corridor and Special Economic Zone. Preceding the trip, the group spent 5 weeks producing a 200-page research report, of maps, timelines and diagrams, contextualising the SEZ across industry, investment, land rights, ethnic conflicts, and environmental conservation. During travel, students presented their work to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), The Border Consortium (TBC), EcoDev, and the Dawei Development Association (DDA). The field tour was led by Assistant Professors Ashley Scott Kelly and Dorothy Tang.
30 August 2014
Website launched for Hong Kong Ground: Parametric approaches to discontinuous surface creation.
21 July 2014
Smart Geometry Hong Kong
Hong Kong Ground and Design for Conservation were presented Saturday at the 11th annual SmartGeometry Conference.  "Smart Geometry" is a leading industry conference on digital design. Smart Geometry has in previous iterations dealt primarily with cutting-edge digital work at the architectural scale. This year is the first time topics in urban spatial analyses are figuring prominently in the mix of conference workshops and speakers, which include those from MIT's SENSEable City Lab and ETH's Future Cities Laboratory.  A week-long workshop of 10 teams culminated in an exhibition at CUHK's AIT Building, with installations modeling urban data, networks, and dense building typologies.
14 January 2014
Landscape Frontiers
"Governing the Road to China: Design, Territory and Data" is published in Landscape Frontiers, volume one, issue six.