CHRIS WONG

M.Arch, B.ES, MRAIC

Chris Wong received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Waterloo. Upon graduation, he won the Ontario Association of Architects Guild Medal Award and the Honor Roll from The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for outstanding thesis.

He travels; works and researches extensively in Asia, China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from Waterloo. As a founding partner of Atelier3AM, his portfolio focuses mainly on private residences, development projects, commercial, corporate headquarter and boutique hospitality projects.

Prior to this, he served as Design and Project Architect at a number of international offices: Wallman Architects (Toronto, ON), architectsAlliance (Toronto, ON), OMA Asia and RAD (Hong Kong, PRC), designing a number of high profile, award winning development and hotel projects in Canada, Korea, Taiwan and China. Chris also taught Design Studio at the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture in Cambridge as an Adjunct Assistant Professor from 2008-2010. He is a frequent invited critic for various universities including the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

AWARDS, RESEARCH & GRANTS

2005 |  Ontario Association of Architects Guild Medal Award

2005 |  Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for Outstanding Thesis     

Chris thesis "City of Strangers; An Architectural Exploration of Metropolitan Estrangement'  investigates the spatial and social condition of alienation in our contemporary build environment as a result of an globalized political economic structure. Situated as a journey through different aspect of the metropolis, this thesis explores the idea of belonging and emplacement within our contemporary urban culture.