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Department of Design

Academic Staff


  • Design and contemporary society
  • Dissertation
  • 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



  • Full time Associate Professor and Programme Leader, Faculty of Design and Environment, Technology and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
  • Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
  • Director, Community Project Workshop,Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong



  • 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


  • KEE T. (2019), Sustainable adaptive reuse – economic impact of cultural heritage, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9 Issue: 2, pp.165-183
  • KEE, T., An Emerging Community-Engaged Paradigm in Architectural and Planning Education
  • KEE, T. (2019) Sustainable Revitalization – Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Buildings, Commercial Press, HK, ISBN 9789620765582
  • KEE, T. and KING A. (2018), “Impact of Sustainable Product Design on Elderly Ergonomics”, Ergonomics International Journal (EOIJ) 2018, 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

  • Wong Wah Sang, Chan Wing Yan, Alice, Wai Chui Chi, Rosman, Kee Yee Chun, Tris , (2018) Building Materials and Technology in Hong Kong, 香港建築技術及應用, 395 pp, Hong Kong University Press, ISBN 9 789888 390984

  • KEE, T. (2016), “Inter-disciplinary Research + Business Collaboration as a New Design Practice”, Global Design Network at the Business of Design Week 2016

  • 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.

  • KEE, T. (2016) An Emerging Community-Engaged Paradigm in Architectural and Planning Education, The International Journal of Design Education, Volume 10, Issue 3, p21-33.The International Journal of Art & Design Education (Accepted and forthcoming)

  • 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, 2015, Volume 8, Issue 3-4, page 13-25
  • KEE, T (2014), Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Buildings for Affordable Housing in Hong Kong,
  • Journal of Design and Built Environment, 2014, No. 1
  • Kee, T and Miazzo, F, (2014) WE OWN THE CITY, Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning, Trancity and Valiz, the Netherlands, 295 pp, ISBN 978-90-78088-91-2

  • KEE, Tris (2013), Urban Revitalization of Old Industrial District in Hong Kong, Urban Environment Design (UED), 2013/08, vol. 074
  • KEE, Tris -Staying at the Forefront of Architecture, Perspective, p64-66, July 2013
  • Kee, Tris and Wong, WS, (2012) Architecture Teaching Kit for Senior Secondary Curriculum, The Education Bureau, HKSAR, HKIA and CreateHK (CSI) funding, ISBN 978-98816930-1-3

  • KEE, Tris, Wang, Weijen, and Lee Hoyin (2012) Old Tai O Police Station – The Evolution of a Centenary Monument, Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation, 160 pp, ISBN 9 789881 602015

  • KEE, Tris, Contemporary Practice and Global Architecture, Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal, vol. 65, p26-29
  • KEE, Tris, Innovative Building Technology Meets Hyper-Luxury Housing, Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal, vol. 64, p56-59
  • KEE, Tris, Community Project Workshop, Urban Flux, 2010/04, vol. 14, p50-51


  • Session Chair and Presented a research paper at the International Symposium on Social Sciences (TISSS 2015) in Tokyo, Japan
  • Presented a research paper at the Asia Pacific Network of Housing Research Conference (APNHR) 2015 in Gwangju, Korea
  • Presented a research paper at the 9th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • Invited by the Development Bureau, HKSAR to present a paper “Placemaking in Hong Kong: from fragmented space to 3E Placemaking” at the 2015 Barcelona and Hong Kong Urban Exchange
  • Presented a paper “Articulating the Composite City: The case of Hong-Kong” at the European Symposium on Research in Architecture and Urban Design- EURAU, Istanbul
  • Invited as guest critic to the 4th year Architecture Studio, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Lectures and design workshops by Department of Cultural and Creative Industry Management, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan
  • Lectured at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Published a book “WE OWN THE CITY” and presented a 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, The University of Hong Kong
  • Presented a paper “Community Engaged Dialect in Design Practice” at the 8th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Vancouver, Canada
  • Presented a paper “Strengths and Challenges of Community Participation in an Urban Transport System – a Case Study of the Hong Kong MTRC” at the New Urbanism and Smart (Transforming) Transport International Conference, Kuala Lumpur
  • Invited to present research to the Regional Barcelona and to Prof. Estalislao Roca (Head of the Department of Urbanism, Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
  • Invited to present a lecture “Facilitation and Participation in Contemporary Planning and Housing” at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS)



  • 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
  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award, by the University of Hong Kong 
  • Academic Committee Award, Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Academic Committee
  • Union of International Associations (UIA) Golden Cubes Award – Asia Pacific Region
  • Low Carbon Research Award by the China Low Carbon Council
  • 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
  • 40 Under 40 Design Award by Perspective Magazine
  • Hong Kong Green Building Council Design Merit Award