Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Karen Wong

About Karen Wong

Having worked in London, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Australia, Karen has strong experience in a variety of residential, hospitality, sport, education and commercial projects. Karen’s Chinese and British background provides her with the communication skills, cultural understanding and high quality design training to work successfully in international markets.

Karen studied architecture in London and worked there with David Morley Architects, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, and Sheppard Robson Partnerships on a broad range of projects from inception to completion. In 2012, Karen joined Bates Smart Melbourne from Foster and Partners Hong Kong where she was responsible for Suning Tower, Nanjing and VietinBank, Hanoi. Karen has been a guest critic at Bartlett School of Architecture, University of Nottingham and has also been a design studio tutor at University of Melbourne.

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About Karen Wong

Having worked in London, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Australia, Karen has strong experience in a variety of residential, hospitality, sport, education and commercial projects. Karen’s Chinese and British background provides her with the communication skills, cultural understanding and high quality design training to work successfully in international markets.

Karen studied architecture in London and worked there with David Morley Architects, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, and Sheppard Robson Partnerships on a broad range of projects from inception to completion. In 2012, Karen joined Bates Smart Melbourne from Foster and Partners Hong Kong where she was responsible for Suning Tower, Nanjing and VietinBank, Hanoi. Karen has been a guest critic at Bartlett School of Architecture, University of Nottingham and has also been a design studio tutor at University of Melbourne.

Experienced in all areas of the architectural process with demonstrated commitment to the highest standard in both design development and delivery, her key strengths are at the front end design stages of the project, where she enjoys working closely with clients to find appropriate solutions. Her experience encompasses all aspects of architectural services from client liaison, design development and documentation to contract administration, fulfilling the project architect’s role. She is currently responsible for a number of mixed used developments and urban design projects in Melbourne.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Country Representative, Australia (2014 – Present)
  • City Representative, Melbourne (2014 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (Australia 2017)

Events/Initiatives Involving Karen Wong

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017…

Conference Steering Sub-Committees Confirmed

31 Mar 2017, Conference Activity – The conference sub-committees will help drive the organization and…

CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia

7-9 Mar 2017, Event Report – Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney…

Events/Initiatives Involving Karen Wong

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
Conference Steering Sub-Committees Confirmed
31 Mar 2017, Sydney – Conference Activity
The conference sub-committees will help drive the organization and promotion of activities ahead of CTBUH 2017, starting on October 30.
CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia
7-9 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, organized by the respective local CTBUH committees.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.

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