Wendy W Fok
spatial / geometrical / mathematical / material processing
The endeavours of Wendy W Fok’s research-based projects are dedicated to the creation of designs interlaced within the principals of procedural-based mathematics, logics, and material studies, within the field of architecture, digital media, and design. Her designs are substantiated through explorations between the cross-pollination of spatial installation arts and novel architectural innovations embedded within international urban cityscapes.
Wendy W Fok, trained as an architect, is the creative director/founder WE-DESIGNS, LLC (Architecture/Creative Strategy) and Resilient Modular Systems, PBC (Socially Missioned Venture), and winner of the Digital Kluge Fellowship awarded by the Library of Congress (2014/15), the Art Director’s Club of New York’s ADC Young Guns 11 Award (2013), AIA (American Institute of Architects) Dallas “Express Yourself” Women in Architecture Award (2013), and selected designer of the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (2009) and the Perspective 40 under 40 Award (2011). Fok has a Master of Architecture and Certification of Urban Policy/Planning from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a Concentration in Economics (Statistics) from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Notably, WE-DESIGNS, LLC has been selected by Twenty+Change (co-curated by Heather Dubbeldam and Lola Sheppard) as 1 of 20 Emerging Canadian Design Practices (2011), while recently Fok has independently been shortlisted as 1 of 13 DX (Design Exchange) Emerging Talent Awards (2013-14) across Canada.
Along with her practice, Fok is also a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, enforcing and leading the Digital Media and Design Program at the Gerald D Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston, and completing her Doctor of Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In parallel with her doctoral research, Fok is involved as a Teaching Fellow for CopyrightX, under the guidance of Prof Fisher of the Harvard Law School, and a fellow in the DPSI – Digital Problem Solving Initiative (DPSI) at the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Her doctoral research is an investigative approach between computational innovation and ethical applications.