NEW OFFICE WORKS is an architectural practice based in Hong Kong and New York. It was established in 2014. That same year, "That Was Then/This Is Now" was produced by American artist Ed Ruscha. This statement encapsulates our approach to design, to build upon the vocabulary accumulated "then" while satisfying the needs and desires of "now." The office was awarded 1st prize in the inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition and 2nd prize in the Busan Opera House Competition. We work across all scales, from architecture and art installations to writing and exhibitions.

 

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Ed Ruscha, That Was Then, This Is Now, 2014

 

ABOUT
PAUL TSE received his Master of Architecture from RMIT University in Melbourne, and his Master in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University GSAPP, where he was awarded the Honor Award for Excellence in Design. Prior to NOW, he worked at Adjaye Associates in London as a project lead for various cultural and commercial projects and played a key role in establishing Adjaye Shanghai. He has also worked at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in New York, and taught advanced design studio at Columbia University. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

EVELYN TING received her Master of Architecture from MIT and her B.A in Architecture at Columbia University. She was the recipient of two full-tuition merit scholarships during her studies at MIT, and a Council of the Arts grant to build a lightweight pavilion in 2014. She was a teaching assistant for MIT’s Core III design studio, and was part of the curatorial team for the U.S pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. She has previously worked at Ensamble Studio in Madrid and Approach Architecture Studio in Beijing. An avid writer, she has also worked in an editorial capacity on, numerous publications, and has been published in Log, Fulcrum, Hinge, and San Rocco.

STEVEN TSAI received his Master of Architecture from Tulane University’s School of Architecture in New Orleans, and his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD) from Columbia University, GSAPP, where he was a teaching associate for the advanced studio. He has worked at EDG Architecture, INABA and Koko Architecture, where he oversaw the design and construction of numerous residential projects.

JASON KIM received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California, and his Master of (Science in Advanced Architectural Design MSAAD from Columbia University, GSAPP. Previously, he has worked at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP SOM in New York, VM Design Studio, Sayigh + Duman and Fernando Romero Enterprise. He was part of the curatorial team for the Dominican Republic at the 2014 Venice Biennale, and was the winner of the Intermediate Prize for ArchiWorld Academy Awards Competition in 2012.

 

AWARDS & GRANTS
03/2018 1st Prize, Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition.
09/2017 Finalist Mention, Young Architects Competition - Observatory Houses.
05/2017 Seed Grant, Design Trust Hong Kong.
09/2014 Council of the Arts Grant, MIT.
05/2013 Honorable Mention, Kowloon East International Design Competition.
08/2011 2nd Prize, Busan Opera House Competition, Open Category. 
05/2010 Shortlisted, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau (HKZM) Bridge Competition.

 

EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES
05/2018 La 16th Biennale di Venezia, Hong Kong Pavilion, Venice
01/2018 Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition Showcase Exhibition, Hong Kong.
11/2017 Lecture on West Kowloon Temporary Pavilion, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
05/2013 La 13th Biennale di Venezia and Hong Kong Response Exhibition, Hong Kong.
12/2012 Busan Opera House Award Ceremony, Busan Metropolitan City Hall, Busan, Korea.
10/2011 Public Horizon Proposals Exhibition, Studio X, New York, U.S.

 

EMPLOYMENT
We are looking for full-time and part-time designers to join our team. A bachelor or master degree in architecture is preferred. Please send PDFs of your cover letter, CV and work samples to info@newofficeworks.com.

 

CONTACT
Rm 1015, 10/F, 41 Heung Yip Road
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
info@newofficeworks.com
+852 2774 9008

 

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