Stephen LAU


Stephen Lau teaches architectural and environmental design at the Department of Architecture, Hong Kong University. He is anAssociate Professor. His administrative portfolio includes Chairman of Faculty Board of Architecture (2006-present ), Associate Dean(1998-2006), Director of Research Postgraduate Students, M Arch Coordinator, and Director of the Centre of Architecture and UrbanDesign for China and Hong Kong. He graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London University (1980)with a Master of Science Degree in Architecture specializing in Environmental Controls and Psychology; Bachelor Degreeof Architecture (1979), Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies(1977) from the University of Hong Kong. He is an Adjunct Professor of the Tongji University and the Southeast University, China.He obtained his architect's registration with the Hong Kong Government since 1983. In 2005, Mr. Lau obtained the qualification of Class1 Registered Architect in Mainland China. He is a Fellow and Founding Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics; Fellow of theHong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA); the Vice Chairman (2005-6) of the Hong Kong Professional Green Building Council (FounderMember), and Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of the HKIA (2005-6). In research, Mr. Lau is the member of the Board of Directors of the International Initiative of Building Environment iiSBE based in Ottawa, Canada, a world wide research network of sustainable building. He is also the Coordinator of Mega-cities Research at HKU; Coordinator of the InternationalCouncil of Building Innovation and Construction (Rotterdam) CIB Task Group "TG43: Mega-cities". He has been in charge of over 15external and internal competitive research projects as principal investigator.

 

Currently, he conducts research on Environmental Integrated Design Process (EIDP) for buildings and urban study (environmental technologies for sustainable building, and sustainableurban planning ┬ĘC day lighting and green features, and heat island mitigation) with specific reference to Asian cities. He had been areviewer of the Revision of the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method (HKBEAM), and a Noise Expert for the HongKong Government green building evaluation tool CEPAS. He has published over 30 academic refereed journal papers, 14 bookchapters, 12 keynote speeches, 12 public lectures and organizer to over 15 international conferences. He has been paper reviewer for a number of academic journals in the UK and Australia, and research institution in Hong Kong. He has visited and lectured in over 20 universities in Europe (UK, the Netherlands), S. America (Brazil), Asia (Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Mainland China, Taiwan and Australia).