Wendy W Fok (Artist/Architectural Designer/Urbanist) director/founder and designer forÂ WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC (Architecture) and studio-WF (Art), winner of the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (2009) and a selected designer of the Perspective 40 under 40 Award (2011) has a Master of Architecture & Certification of Urban Policy/Planning from Princeton University. Notably,Â WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC has been selected byÂ Twenty+ChangeÂ (co-curated by Heather Dubbeldam and Lola Sheppard) as one of twentyÂ Emerging Canadian Design PracticesÂ (2011) in Canada.
Fok has an international background from Vienna, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong and Canada. While having worked on several international architectural projects, exhibitions, and competitions, her art installations have also been displayed in Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Athens, Venice (12thÂ Biennale di Venezia â€“ Architecture), and Prague. Upcoming installations includeÂ presentations at the Aalto Academy in Finland, Pecha Kucha Toronto, and more.
Fokâ€™s interests are towards investigations of contextual and content-related natures of fabrication, and cradle-to-cradle material investigations that compliment scaled prototypes within architectural design. Meanwhile, her design methodology is to challenge the dynamic significance in structuring and mapping the ideals of art, architecture, and urbanism within the processes of [design | optimisation | fabrication] for sustainable planning, interactive design, material research, and alternative methods of fabrication with progressive aims within the built environment.
Currently, Fok is an Assistant Professor and Lead of the Digital Media and Design Program at the Gerald D Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kongâ€™s School of Architecture teaching Material/Fabrication Graduate Studios.Â Fok is also the founder and administrator of (C)ODE-(C)OLLECTIVE: GH + Digital Script + Code Collectiveâ€”a Â collective forum for Grasshopper, Rhino, Parametric Modeling, and other digital design tools, which pose as an educational and developing archive site to formulate the critical utility of digital tools. She is also Contributing / Overseas Editor for theÂ a+a magazine, published by theÂ Architectural Society of China.