Dr. Carmen C M Tsui is an architect and urban historian. She received her Ph.D. in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in the history of architecture and urbanism. A lover of history and architecture, Carmen actively engages with the professional field of built heritage conservation. She is a member of the Heritage and Conservation Committee of the Hong Kong Institutes of Architects as well as the Docomomo Hong Kong. To inculcate an appreciation for architectural heritage into the wider public’s consciousness, from 2017 to 2019, Carmen has co-hosted a weekly radio program for Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), which has provided the audience with an overview of the history of Western architecture and of Hong Kong’s urban and architectural development.
Carmen’s research interests include architectural history, housing history, built heritage conservation, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and culture-led urban development. Currently, she is working on three funded research projects related to two main research areas: modern architecture, and housing history of Hong Kong.
History of architecture and urbanism, built heritage and conservation, housing history of China and Hong Kong, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, culture-led urban development