The International Academy for Design & Health has awarded Mr. Edwin Wong JPB Arch. (N.Z.); FNZIA; FHKIA, its prestigious Lifetime Leadership Award for 2015.
Awarded by the Academy every year to a healthcare leader and visionary who has shown an ongoing, lifelong commitment to enhancing the health, wellbeing and quality of people’s lives through their dedication to healthcare design, the award recognises the human and personal qualities needed to push back the boundaries of progress and inspire future generations.
The award was announced during the Gala Academy Awards Dinner at the 11th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in Hong Kong, held from 15-19th July, and presented by the Academy’s founder Prof. Alan Dilani together with former Lifetime Leadership Award winners, Prof Ian Forbes.
Mr Edwin Wong, the winner of Design and Health Lifetime Leadership Award 2015, is a visionary leader in healthcare design in Hong Kong. He was born in 1926, New Zealand and obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from Auckland University, New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architecture and the Hong Kong Institute of Architecture. He received the Royal Institute of British Architects Bronze Medal for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital project, Kowloon, HK, and the silver medal from HKIA as the architect for the Kowloon Hospital project. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, as the Government’s Hospital Chief Architect, he oversaw the development of many hospital development projects to meet Hong Kong’s urgent needs. He is a source of inspiration for future generation.
Click here to view the video of the receipt of the Lifetime Leadership Award.