Justin Lau

Project Director, The Oval Partnership


Born in Hong Kong and educated in UK, Justin C.K. Lau is a UK registered Architect; he studied architecture at the Architectural Association and the University of Westminster, graduated with distinction. Justin believes a good place making can create a positive attribute to bring people together. Justin is currently designing a spectrum of culturally driven mixed-use development in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chongqing, Chengdu, Nanning, Hangzhou and the Greater Bay Area. The recently completed Qujiang Creative Cultural Centre in Xi'an has won multiple global design accolades, from the likes of WIN World Interior News Gold Award, DFA Design for Asia Most Influential Design Bronze Award, FX Awards Public Space and Global Project Awards, as well as Frame Awards Cultural Space of the Year People's Choice Award, etc. Justin is a RIBA International validation board member and a regular design review panel for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He lectured at a number of architectural institutes, including Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London, Royal College of Art, Oxford Brookes University, and Ecole Speciale School of Architecture in Paris. Numerous academic research projects under Justin's supervision have too, received international recognition, including finalist of the RIBA Presidential medal on four consecutive occasions.

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