Obtained his professional terminal degree from the Architectural Association London, Alvin is currently Partner and Curator-in-Chief of CIRCUS Ltd. He also serves as Adjunct Professor and Vice Dean of City Design and Innovation at Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing since 2016, after his inauguration as Founding Director of Design Institute for Social Innovation at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008.
Alvin has been appointed board and committee member of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, Hong Kong Architecture Centre, Ambassadors of Design, PMQ, Hong Kong Art Museums, Hong Kong Stamps, China Architecture Media Award, Bi-City Biennale, Harbourfront Commission, Highway Department, Good Seed, HKCSS-HSBC Social Innovation Platform, UNESCO Sustainable Development Programme amongst others. He also co-founded Fashion Farm Foundation and Wan Chai Visual Archive.
His curatorial projects broke new ground at home and internationally, notably DETOUR (2009, 2010, 2013), Hong Kong pavilion in Venice Biennale (2006 & 2014), Hong Kong Fashion Guerilla 2013 - 17), 10DAYFEST (2013 - 15). His projects were presented in Rome, London, Barcelona, Helsinki, Istanbul, Berlin, Bilbao, Moscow, Cologne, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Taipei and more.
With his extended experiences and abundant achievements, Alvin was a winner of Hong Kong Institute of Architects Award 2007 and Rome Scholar 2004. He further received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2011, Forbes China Designer Award 2015, and Commendation for Community Service on HKSAR 2010 Honours List.
Alvin has lectured worldwide including the Royal College of Art (London), National Development and Reform Commission (Beijing), World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (Manila), Seoul Design Foundation, ONE Foundation (Shenzhen), TED amongst others.
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