Dr. WONG Joseph Francis (黃偉祖)

BA(Arch), M.Arch, EdD    


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Dr Joseph Francis Wong is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, where he has taught since 1998. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) from Berkeley, Master of Architecture from MIT, and Doctor of Education from Leicester. He became a full member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects in 1996 and is active in a number of HKIA committees and boards, including the Board of Internal Affairs, Board of Educational Affairs, Planning and Lands Committee and the Environment and Sustainable Design Committee, which he chaired 2007-08. Dr Wong focuses on design as an information-enhanced process and incorporates rigorous research as an integral part of architectural and urban design. Dr Wong's research interests are in open building and spatial/visual field analysis. His writings have been presented and published in many conferences and refereed journals, including top journals Design Studies, Habitat International, Journal of Architecture and Environment and Planning B. His designs have been exhibited at the Hong Kong Shenzhen Urbanism / Architecture Bi-City Biennale as well as won awards, such as the Hong Kong Green Building Award. Most recently, he was one of the three recipients of the Berkeley Prize International Fellowship 2014 in recognition of his design education work.


  • CA29113: Integrated Studio - High-Rise Buildings (Topic 1)
  • CA29123: Integrated Studio - High-Rise Buildings (Topic 2)
  • CA29601: Professional Practice
  • CA3185A: Architectural Design 5: Programming and Typology (Topic 1)
  • CA3647: Architectural Design: Space, Idea and Process
  • CA3653: Theory in Architectural and Urban Design
  • CA4181: Digital Media in Architecture
  • CA4182: Advanced Computer Aided Design
  • CA4186: Architectural Design 6: Urban Interventions
  • CA4186A: Architectural Design 6: Urban Interventions (Topic 1)
  • CA4186B: Architectural Design 6: Urban Interventions (Topic 2)
  • CA4525: Integrated Building Project Development (Architectural Studies)
  • CA6165: Professional Practice in Architecture
  • GE2110: Experiencing our Built Environment: Appreciation of Contemporary Architecture

Research Interests/Areas

Open building and spatial/visual field analysis