Vicky is an architect, entrepreneur, environmentalist, educator, futurist, and world citizen. His professional works promote sustainable cities and buildings. He volunteers to teach sustainable concepts to children. His work has won 25 awards related to sustainability. His projects are in 37 cities and 22 countries. He now owns 4 company in 2 countries. He believes design excellence can improve the way we live, work and play. Holistic architecture that combines art and science will make good design for the people and the environment.
Avoid Obvious Architects, 2008-present
AWARDS AND PRIZES
2017 A’ Design Award 2017 – Bronze Award – Horsetopia, South Korea
2017, A’ Design Award 2017 – Bronze Award – Architecture for Children, Hong Kong
2017, Shop! Design Award 2017 – Gold Award – Pop-up Store, USA
2017, Shop! Design Award 2017 – Sustainability Award – The Artist Lab, USA
2017, 1st place, Lasalle Children Game Design Competition, Hong Kong
2016 1st Place, London Creative Competition – Architectural Category, London
2016, Semi Finalist, Inspireli Awards, Prague
2016, Winner, Rethinking the Future Sustainability Award, India
2016, Winner, Design:Retail 40 under 40, USA
2015, Winner, London Creative Competition, London
2015, 2nd, Lasalle Children Game Design Competition, Hong Kong
2012, 1st, Outstanding Project Award – Court Square 2, USA
2010, 2nd, Miami Seaplane Terminal Competition, USA
2010, 1st, Winner of Design+Technical Award – Stantec, USA
2008, 3rd, Gillette Landmark Design, USA
2008, 1st, Wacom’s Vision of the Future, Japan
2008, 1st, Best of Newspaper Design Cover, USA
2006, 3rd, Jeongok Pre-history Museum with Easton+Combs, South Korea
2005, 2nd, Unfinished Works AIDS illustration Contest, USA
Horsetopia - Run Fast/Live Slow
Eco Friendly Theme Park
Horsetopia is an eco-friendly horse park in Yeongcheon, South Korea. Half of the 1,474,883㎡ site is dedicated to horse racing and the other half is for horse-related activities. This park will have a mix of fast and slow programs to attract young people who can enjoy horses as their companions. The marketing goal is to promote horse racing in Asia and other horse related activities as an eco-friendly alternative to amusement rides.
Architecture for Children
We see a lot of environmental problems to be the result of current politics. We believe our future with be brighter when our children are more equipped with sustainable, collaborative and creative thinking. By teaching children about architecture, sustainable design, urban planning, and efficient use of materials, they will get into the habit of thinking in those terms. We hope to change the world through volunteering and education.
OneSky Global Centre
PC Lee OneSky Global Centre is a 16,000 sf children center that provides free child services for at risk families in the poorest district in Hong Kong. It is within walking distance of several public housing estates and subdivided flats. Its location allows the NGO to reach at-risk families with less social connections and changes the neighborhood which has the least public facilities per child in Hong Kong. The project provide relational spaces to connect parents, teachers, and children.
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