Sylvester Wong AICP LEED AP

Founding Principal

PROFILE

Over eighteen years leading multidisciplinary urban design and planning teams, focused on strategic master planning, sustainable and resilience design, land advisory, regional development and competitiveness, across the Asia/Pacific, South Asia, and Middle East.


POSITIONS

Gensler 

  • Design Director, Planning and Urban Design
  • Hong Kong 2012-14

Woods Bagot 

  • Design Stream Leader, Planning 
  • Hong Kong 2010-2012

HOK 

  • Vice President, Urban Design Studio Leader
  • Hong Kong 2004-2010

Skidmore Owings & Merrill

  • Associate / Senior Urban Designer
  • San Francisco / Hong Kong 1998-2004

National Park Service / BAE 

  • Consultant, San Francisco 1997

City of Berkeley, California

  • Advance Planning 1996

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley

  • Master of City Planning 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture 1995

SKILLS

  • Concept planning,
  • Competitiveness strategy,
  • Site design,
  • Design guidelines,
  • Land use planning and programming,
  • Urban visualization,
  • Sustainability and resilience planning,
  • Stakeholder participation.

AWARDS

AIA Honor/Merit Award Urban Design

  • 2011 Bandar Seri Begawan Masterplan 
  • 2011 Dalian Future City
  • 2010 Langfang Smart Eco City
  • 2000 Hong Kong Central Waterfront 
  • 2000 Shanghai Huangpu Riverfront

AIA Hong Kong Peoples Choice Award

  • 2008 Kai Tak Archipelago

AIA Hong Kong Sustainability Award

  • 2008 Haitang Bay National Seashore

PROJECTS

Sustainability and Tourism

  • Doumen Heritage Tourism Plan, Zhuhai 15sqkm 
  • Dianchi North, Kunming 50 sqkm
  • Piasau Nature Reserve, Miri 90 ha
  • Iwaki Springs Ski and Golf Resort, Aomori, Japan 200 ha
  • Niseko Village Ski Resort, Hokkaido, Japan, 100ha

Waterfronts and Marinas

  • Hong Kong Sustainable Harbourfront Guidelines
  • Waterfront Masterplans across Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Government Headquarters
  • Marina Bay City, Manila 40 ha
  • West Bay Coast Preservation, Wenzhou 7 sqkm

Airport Cities and Transport

  • Bengaluru, Hong Kong, Mumbai Airport Cities
  • Guangzhou Rail, Chongqing and San Jose Airports

CBDs and Lifestyle Districts

  • Beijing Financial Street 40 ha
  • Taipingqiao District, Shanghai 40 ha
  • Shizhimen CBD, Zhuhai 60 ha
  • Zhuhai City Heart 1m sm
  • Wangjiadun CBD, Wuhan 6 sqkm
  • Bay La Sun, King Abdullah 2 sqkm
  • An Phu Hung, Ho Chi Minh City 6 sqkm
  • Central Lumphini Gardens, Bangkok 20 ha
  • Bonifacio North, Manila 60 ha
  • Times Square, Suzhou 20 ha
  • 24 City, Chengdu 45 ha

Business and Educational Campuses

  • Vrindavan TechVillage, Bengaluru 100 acres
  • Remin University, Beijing 60 ha
  • ITE West Campus, Singapore 20 ha
  • University of Economics and Finance, HCMC 50 ha

Heritage, Socioeconomic, and Resilience Master plans 

  • Dali Heritage Village, Kunming
  • Dharavi Evolution, Mumbai
  • Post-Tsunami Recovery Masterplan, Phuket

Residential, Resort, Commercial, Mixed Use, and Convention

Australia. Brunei Darussalam. People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong SAR. India. Japan. Libya. Macau SAR. Malaysia. Mauritius. Mongolia. New Zealand. Philippines. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Singapore. Taiwan. Thailand. Vietnam. United Arab Emirates. United States of America.