Manfred Yuen, BAAS(HONS)(HKU), DipArch(Cantab), RIBA
Groundwork Founder | Architect
Manfred is the founder of Groundwork Architecture + Urbanism, London in 2007 and the co-founder of Groundwork Architects + Associates, Hong Kong and Shenzhen in 2011. Since 2007, apart from his practice, Manfred also served as a visiting lecturer at Kingston University, London and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, teaching architecture design and history.
Prior to the founding of Groundwork, Manfred received his architectural training at the University of Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong (with First Class Honour). Manfred had worked with Coop-Himmelb(l)au, Vienna, where he was responsible for their operations in China.
Manfred is serving as honourable adviser for various organizations, such as the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Oxfam International, Scout Association and HK Society of Education of Arts, and the Shenzhen Women Federation.
Some of his notable awards include the “40-under-40 Design Talents/Asia” (2011) ” The Next Generation Architects, Backstage Architecture, Italy” (2010), and the 40 under 40 FA Emerging Chinese Architects (2019). Manfred is also the recipient of the Spirit of Hong Kong 2013 Award, an award that celebrates the achievements of remarkable Hong Kong people who make our city a better place.
Apart from the professional engagements, Manfred is a columnist and he is writing for several magazines.