School of Architecture, CUHK
HWANG, Cheng Chun Patrick

Prof. HWANG, Cheng Chun Patrick (黄聖鈞)

Assistant Professor
Director, BSSc Programme

MSAAD (Columbia)
BArch (RISD)

Rm. 203, Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building, CUHK

3943 6581


Patrick Hwang is a design professional focusing on the research of architectural education. Since 2010, he has been developing an empirical operational theory involving a transformative design process. Within the Master of Architecture design studio setting, these projects have engaged with the issues of collective memory, heritage adaptation and urban revitalisation in various cities across Asia.

Through his dual role of Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee and Director of BSSc Programme at the School of Architecture, Patrick has invested a significant share of his efforts in curriculum reform in recent years. He has been focusing on both the studio organisation and course learning model as a way to respond to the changing terrain of the architectural practice.

Patrick is a licensed architect in the United States. He has over a decade of experience in practice working on the design of various speculative and built works of architecture, including the Art Gallery of Ontario heritage transformation; Fresno Metropolitan Museum; David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Rainbow Apartments in Skidrow. Prior to joining CUHK, he was Assistant Professor at University of Arizona. Patrick holds degrees of architecture from both Columbia University and Rhode Island School of Design.

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Research Interests

Architectural design, monuments and monumentality,
Cenotaph of Turenne by Etienne-Louis Boullée


Hwang, Patrick & Hsu Liyu. ed. “Transmutation of the Prison Industrial Complex”, A Design Book of Hsinchu Juvenile Prison & Guards Dormitory Regeneration, Taiwan: National Chiao Tung University Press, 2016

Hwang, Patrick. “Urban Repository: Memories & Artifacts”, HKIA Journal, December, 2015

Hwang, Patrick. ed. Urban Repository: Memories & Artifacts, Hong Kong: CUHK, 2015


Research Projects

Digitizing and Analyzing the Geometry of Cenotaph of Turenne by Etienne-Louis Boullée

Advised Theses

FUNG Sze Wai, Veera, “Gestalt in Architecture: The Function of Gestalt in Programming and Appearance,” 2015-16

LIU Chun Ting, Larry, “Place of Suspension: The Mental Centre for Mental People Everyone,” 2015-16

PARK Ji Soo, “Sound Exploratorium and Rehabilitation: A Study in the Relationship between Sound and Space,” 2015-16

TSUI Sze Man, Eunice, “The People-Governed Transformer: The Return of the Spatial Autonomy to the Public Space Lingerer,” 2015-16 (Best Thesis Project Commendation)

SIN Chung Kin, Kenton, “Connected Isolation: A Machine for Healing,” 2013-14 (Best Thesis Project)

Honorary Appointments

Visiting Faculty, Department of Architecture, Delft University of Technology

Technical Committee Member, Buildings Department, Hong Kong

Committee Member, Hong Kong Institute of Architects

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