Stephen Cheng, Executive Director of architectural firm Aedas, has good reason to be looking forward to the launch of two major projects to more efficiently link Hong Kong with the Mainland – West Kowloon Station and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Boundary Crossing Facilities.
“Having been involved for almost 10 years in the project teams and being the Authorized Person of these projects from feasibility study to completion of construction, I am eager and excited to hear the public response after the opening of these two mega facilities later this year,” he said. “These facilities are not only achievements of Aedas, but truly the achievements of the Mainland, Hong Kong and the people.”
Cheng studied design and architecture at the University of Queensland in Australia, and said that choosing the subject of architecture was just the beginning of a life-long pursuit.
“No matter how experienced, we should all keep learning about design methods, materials, products, construction and techniques,” he said. “Architecture is a discipline that takes time and patience. It also needs passion and endurance to overcome obstacles and frustrations and become a better architect.”
He joined Aedas in 1998 and became Executive Director in 2005. Established in Hong Kong in 1985, Aedas is today one of the world’s biggest architecture firms, and is driven by the global sharing of research, local knowledge and international practice. Besides architecture, the company also provides services in arts, interior design, landscape design and masterplanning.
“Our 1,400 creative minds across the globe create world-class design solutions with deep social and cultural understanding of the communities we design for,” Cheng said. “We provide an inspiring environment to our most talented designers to deliver solutions that create a positive impact in the communities they are intended for.”
Aedas joined HKGCC in 1994 to “exchange ideas and intelligence, and to expand our business and political connections.” Cheng said he enjoys attending Chamber events such as seminars, visits and networking activities to meet up with his peers and share the latest industry updates.
He added that he would like to see more events about the Greater Bay Area. “I believe all members would love to learn more about this and see how different industries can collaborate, take part in and contribute to this significant project.”
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