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KATT CHUNG YAP
Eric studied at The University of Nottingham with a MEng Master degree and graduated with Diploma in Architecture at The University of Westminster with Distinction. In 2007, he joined and spent over 4 years at the highly acclaimed London practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) where he qualified as an Architects Registration Board (ARB) registered architect. He was involved on several award-winning education, conservation and residential projects in the UK and South Africa. He had also contributed vastly to public architectural events and public consultation programmes.
Moving from London to Shanghai in 2011, he joined the world renowned Safdie Architects, the practice led by the 2015 AIA Gold Medal recipient, Moshe Safdie. Eric was one of the Safdie’s Team Leaders in the 24billion RMB Capitaland mixed-used development, Raffles City Chongqing (RCCQ) project, leading and managing the Conservatory façade and interior design, as well as Podium Roof and Skylights design.
With over 10 years international experience and as a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Member, Eric also holds a CIBSE membership and has developed a strong interest on integrating sustainability into project delivery. He was part of the AHMM Environmental Group which was awarded the AJ100 Most Sustainable Practice Award. He also has strong passion analysing client’s brief and vision and collaborate with other creative professions. Eric is also very keen on exploring architectural space through photography. His award-winning work has recently been exhibited and published in London, Copenhagen, and the USA.
After spending 5 years with Safdie Architects, Eric moved back to Hong Kong in 2018 and co-founded o&o studio with Suzanne Li.