Wendy W Fok

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY / PERIPATETIC LEARNER


Wendy W Fok, trained as an architect (AIA), is the director of design and creative technologist of WE-DESIGNS (Architecture/Creative Strategy) and New Territory (mission-driven real estate venture fund).

Fok manages the client relationships, and onsite construction of architectural and spatial projects. They also provide the project planning and management of design-build work for WE-DESIGNS.

Fok has experience in Product Development and Program Management from Zero to Launch, Design-Build, Manufacturing, Hardware/Software, and Digital Fabrication. Proficient in 3D modelling, innovative material research, design-build, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (XR) design, and cultural/community engagement that could promote a larger discussion of how consumers interact with products and delivery for architecture, real estate, retail, and innovative business development.

Fellow at the Urban Design Forum (since 2018) and Macdowell (2022), they were featured as Autodesk Remake’s Women in Reality Computing (2017), winner of the Autodesk AiR (2016), Digital Kluge Fellowship, Library of Congress (2014/15), ADC Young Guns 11 Award (2013), AIA Dallas Women in Architecture (2013), Perspective 40 under 40 (2011), and Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (2009). 

WE-DESIGNS has been selected by Twenty+Change Emerging Canadian Design Practices (2011). Fok was individually shortlisted for 1 of 13 DX Emerging Talent Awards (2013), and they won Western Living Designer of the Year – Maker Category (2016) across Canada.

Fok holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), obtained their 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. Fok is an Associate Professor Adjunct at University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture and Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Law School

Previous experience includes design-build projects in Hospitality, Retail, Cultural (Theatres/Museums) and Commercial sectors for Coop-Himmelblau, MAKE Architects, Federated Department Stores, Brookfield Properties, amongst various luxury retailers and brands.

Specialties:

Creative Strategy, Technology, Design | Architecture/Design | Materials Research | Fabrication (Digital & Analog) | Muay Thai | Fencing (Sabre) | Motorcycles