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Department of Design

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Dr KEE Yee Chun,Tristance

Associate Professor


Dr KEE Yee Chun,Tristance

Dr KEE Yee Chun,Tristance

Associate Professor

Department of Design

Faculty of Design and Environment

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong



  • Design and Contemporary Society
  • Subsainable Design
  • Interior Space & Furniture 
  • Product Desing Master
  • Final Year Project


  • PhD The University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Architecture (Distinction),
  • University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


2016 - current

Full time Associate Professor and Programme Leader

Faculty of Design and Environment

Technology and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

2009 -2015     

Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, HKU

Director, Community Project Workshop,Faculty of Architecture,HKU



  • Hong Kong Registered Architect and Authorized Person (AP)
  • Architecture Registration Board (ARB)
  • Full Member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
  • Full Member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC)
  • Professional Member of Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON)
  • Professional Member of Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD)
  • Director, Hong Kong Interior Design Association – Professional Category (HKIDA)
  • Committee Member of Statutory Professional Registration of Hong Kong Interior Design Industry (RIDA)
  • Director, Hong Kong Architecture Centre (HKAC)
  • Fellow Member of the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning (CUSUP), HKU


  • Tris Kee, Winy Maas et al. (2020) Towers of Choices – Hong Kong Housing Beyond Uniformity, Netherlands Architectural Institute publisher (NAi 010), 240 pages ISBN 9462083746, 9789462083745
  • Tris Kee (2019), Sustainable Revitalization – Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Buildings, Commercial Press, 257 page, ISBN 9789620765582
  • WS Wong, Chan Wing Yan, Alice, Wai Chui Chi, Rosman, Kee Tris, (2018) Building Materials and Technology in Hong Kong, 395 pages, Hong Kong University Press, ISBN 9789888 390984
  • Tris Kee, and Miazzo, F, (2014),  WE OWN THE CITY, Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning, Trancity and Valiz, the Netherlands, 295 pages, ISBN 978-90-78088-91-2
  • Tris Kee, and Wong WS, (2012) Architecture Teaching Kit for Senior Secondary Curriculum, for the Education Bureau, HKSAR, HKIA and CreateHK (CSI) funding, ISBN 978-98816930-1-3
  • Tris Kee, Wang, Weijen, and Lee Hoyin (2012), , Old Tai O Police Station – The Evolution of a Centenary Monument, Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation, 160 pages, ISBN 9 789881 602015



  • KEE, T. and CHAU (2019), Economic Sustainability of Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong: The Impact of Heritage Buildings on Adjacent Property Prices, Sustainable Development, 2019, page 1-12. (impact factor 2019: 3.821)
  • KEE, T. (2019), Sustainable Adaptive Reuse – Economic Impact of Cultural Heritage, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9 Issue: 2, page 165-18, (CiteScore 2018: 0.95)
  • KEE, T. and A.KING (2018), Impact of Sustainable Product Design on Elderly ErgonomicsErgonomics International Journal (EOIJ), 2(7): 000167
  • KEE, T. (2018), Sustainable Place-Making in Hong Kong: Transforming Urban Crisis to Urban Renewal Opportunities, US-China Education Review B, February 2018, Vol. 8, No. 2, doi: 10.17265/2161-6248/2018.02.00, ISBN 2161-6248
  • KEE, T. (2016), Inter-disciplinary Research & Business Collaboration as a New Design Practice, Global Design Network at the Business of Design Week
  • KEE, T. (2016), What is the Impetus to Move? Amenity-rich Residential Clubs and Retirement Housing Aspirations of the Soon-to-be Old, An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, 2016, Volume 8, Issue 1. Page 43-56
  • KEE, T. (2016) An Emerging Community-Engaged Paradigm in Architectural and Planning Education, The International Journal of Design Education, Volume 10, Issue 3, page 21-33
  • KEE, T. Hong Kong Open Space: Discussion and Revelation, Urban Design, Tsinghua University Press, Volume 201502, page 06-033
  • KEE, T. (2015), Knowledge Exchange and Participatory Practice in Architecture,The International Journal of Design in Society, 2015, Volume 9, Issue 3, 17-25
  • KEE, T. (2015), Cultivating a Participatory Design Practice in Architecture - A Case Study of Hong Kong Housing Authority, The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 8, Issue 3-4, page 13-25
  • KEE, T. (2014), Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Buildings for Affordable Housing in Hong KongJournal of Design and Built Environment, 2014, No. 1
  • KEE, T. (2013), Urban Revitalization of Old Industrial District in Hong KongUrban Environment Design, 2013/08, vol. 074
  • KEE, T, Staying at the Forefront of Architecture, Perspective, p64-66, July 2013
  • KEE, T. Contemporary Practice and Global Architecture, Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal, vol. 65, p26-29
  • KEE, T. Innovative Building Technology Meets Hyper-Luxury Housing, Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal, vol. 64, p56-59
  • KEE, T. Community Project Workshop, Urban Flux, 2010/04, vol. 14, p50-51


  • Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2019, Harvard University, Boston, USA
  • Conference Proceedings of the 7th Teaching and Education Conference, UCL, London, UK
  • Conference presentation and Key-note Catalyst Case Sharing with Swinburne University of Technology Professor Blair Kuys at the International Conference on Applied Education, Technology and Innovation, THEi, Hong Kong

  • “Sustainable Universal Design in Public Housing for Globally Aging Population”,

    Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018, Queens College, University of Oxford, U.K

  • “A New Design Education Paradigm - An Multi-Disciplinary Research Approach”, Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Social Science, Bangkok, Thailand

  • “Sustainable Place-Making Strategies in Hong Kong”, Conference Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Development (ICISD 2017), Copenhagan, Denmark

  • Invited key-note speaker at the 20/43 Design Forum in Hangzhou by CreateHK

  • Conference Proceedings of the Global Design Network, Business of Design Week 

  • Conference Session Chair and Proceeding of the International Symposium on Social Sciences (TISSS 2015) in Tokyo, Japan

  • Conference Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Network of Housing Research Conference (APNHR) 2015 in Gwangju, Korea

  • Conference Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Chicago, U.S.A.

  • “Placemaking in Hong Kong: from fragmented space to 3E Placemaking”

    Invited presentation by the Development Bureau, HKSAR

    Barcelona and Hong Kong Urban Exchange, Barcelona, Spain

  • Conference Proceedings, “Articulating the Composite City: The case of Hong-Kong” of the European Symposium on Research in Architecture and Urban Design- EURAU, Istanbul

  • Invited Lectures and design workshops by Department of Cultural and Creative Industry Management, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan

  • Invited Lecture at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Invited Lecture at Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam

  • Invited Lecture at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

  • Invited Lecture at Department of Architecture, Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy

  • Barcelona – Hong Kong Urban Exchange Conference, Barcelona, Spain

  • Conference Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Vancouver, Canada

  • Conference Proceedings of the New Urbanism and Smart Transport International Conference, Kuala Lumpur

  • Invited Lecture to the Regional Barcelona and to Prof. Estalislao Roca (Head of the Department of Urbanism, Polytechnic University of Catalonia)

  • Invited Lecture at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore

  • Conference Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Network For Housing Research Conference 2013, Kuala Lumpur


  • Hong Kong Education Leadership Awards 2019

    by the Asian Confederation of Businesses
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award 2019 by THEi
  • Gold Award in Architecture for Social Innovation at the Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2015 for the design and built project “HK Value Farm” collaborated with Chinese University HK

  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award, by the University of Hong Kong (2015)

  • Academic Committee Award, Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Academic Committee (2014)

  • Union of International Associations (UIA) Golden Cubes Award – Asia Pacific (2013)

  • Low Carbon Research Award by the China Low Carbon Council (2013)

  • UNESCO Asia Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation – for the Tai O Police Station book publication as part of the Award of Merit for Tai O Heritage Hotel (2013)

  • 40 Under 40 Design Award by Perspective Magazine (2012)

  • Hong Kong Green Building Council Design Merit Award for Interior Design (2012)

  • Hong Kong Council of Professional Volunteering Services Accreditation Programme - Silver Award (2010)

  • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Roll of Honor (2002)

  • The Ontario Architectural Association (OAA) Guild Medal for Outstanding Thesis Award (2001-2002)


  • 2019   KEE T. – Co Investigator

    THEi Seed Grant – no. SG1819103

    Impact of Co-Design for Under-Privileged Families of Hong Kong for Social Sustainability HK$80,000

  • 2017   KEE T. - Principal Investigator 

    UGC Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS) No. UGC/IIDS25/H01/17


    Seminar Series on Strategic Approaches in Design and Environment (completed) HK$ 237,771

  • 2016   KEE, T. - Principal Investigator

    THEi Seed Grant – no. SG1617112

    Impact of health care product design on elderly ergonomics (completed) HK$70,000

  • 2014   KEE, T. - Principal Investigator 

  • Research Grant Committee GRF (ECS) – no. 27401214

    What is the Impetus to Move? Cross-border Retirement Migration Plans and Housing Preferences of the Soon-to-be-old Cohort (completed) HK$ 626,400 + HK$ 60,000 (Education Fund)

    2014   KEE, T.  - Principal Investigator 

  • HKU Small Project Funding – no. 201309176060

    Assessing Community Planning in Hong Kong: An Analysis of the Infrastructural Model of West Island Line (completed) HK$ 80,000

  • 2013    KEE, T. - Principal Investigator 

  • HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research – no. 201211159166

  • Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Buildings – Transformation into Quality Housing (completed) HK$ 120,000