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Architect , urban planning and development educator

Reginald Yin-Wang Kwok, Chinese urban planning and development educator, architect. Research and study grantee, most recently Minister des Affaires Etranges, France, and Consulat General de France, Hong Kong, 1988, Hawaii Committee of Humanities, 1990, Eu Tong Sen Endowment, 1992-1993, 98.

Background

Kwok, Reginald Yin-Wang was born on January 24, 1937 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Came to the United States, 1967. Son of On and Yee Fong (Pun) Kwok.

Education

Diploma in architecture, Polytechnic, London, 1963. Diploma in tropical studies, Architectural Association, London, 1967. Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Science in Urban Planning, Colombia University, New York City, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning, Colombia University, New York City, 1973.

Career

Assistant architect Chamberlin Powell and Bon, London, 1960-1961. Architect Denys Lasdun and Partners, 1963-1964, 65-66, Palmer and Turner, Hong Kong, 1965. Independent architect London, 1971.

Researcher Institute Urban Environment, 1968-1969. Assistant professor division urban planning Columbia University, 1972-1976, associate professor, 1976-1980, associate East Asian Institute, 1975-1980. Professor Center Urban Studies and Planning, University Hong Kong, 1980-1989.

Professor School Hawaiian/Asian/Pacific Studies, College Social Science University Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, since 1989. Visiting professor, Zhongshan (China) University, since 1983, Tsinghua (China) University, since 1985, Wuhan (China) Academy Urban Construction, since 1985. Visiting fellow Princeton University, 1986, Institute Urban and Regional Development University California, Berkeley, 1987.

Advisory professor Tongji University, Shanghai, since 1987. Director planning program for developing nations Columbia University, 1976-1980. Director Center Urban Studies and Urban Planning University Hong Kong, 1980-1989.

Chairperson international affairs planning council University Hawaii at Manoa, since 1990, advisor Master of Arts in Chinese Studies program. Visiting scholar Harvard University, 1996-1997.

Works

Membership

Member building committee Hong Kong Housing Authority, 1982-1983, member management committee, 1983-1988. Member planning board Lands and Works Branch, 1985-1989. Member metropolitan study steering group Hong Kong, 1987-1989.

Member special economic zone Shenzhen (China) City Planning Committee, 1986. Board directors Chinatown Planning Council, New York City, 1976-1980. Member advisory committee to borough president Manhattan Overall Economic Development Program, New York City, 1978-1980.

Member, secretary economic development committee, Chinatown Improvement Committee, New York, 1975-1976. Member Association Asian Studies, International Federation Housing and Planning, Architectural Society China (honorary member council since 1983), Royal Institute British Architects (associate), Eastern Regional Organization Planning and Housing (member council, member executive committee Kuala Lumpur since 1984, deputy president 1984-1986, honorary president since 1986), Hong Kong Institute Architects, International Sociological Association, Regional Science Association.

Connections

Married Annette Holmes, August 29, 1964. 1 child, Zoe Song-Yi.

father:
On Kwok

mother:
Yee Fong (Pun) Kwok

spouse:
Annette Holmes

child:
Zoe Song-Yi Kwok