Edwin Lau is a Director at Kohn Pedersen Fox with more than 17 years of professional experience working on a variety of retail, office, and mixed-use projects. He has carried projects from planning to completion, and brings a wealth of knowledge in retail, luxury residential, and hospitality design.
In China, Edwin has played key roles in various projects in different cities. These include the 530,000-square meter Tianfu Center in Chengdu, a mixed-use development with offices, retail, residential, and an international five-star hotel; a 80,000-square meter headquarter for Hony Capital in Shenzhen, with a 100 meter high interior atrium bringing natural light to every floor; and a project to revitalize the Sungang neigbhourhood for Shenzhen Centralcon.
His most recent projects in Hong Kong include the high-end residential project Chancery Lane, and the creation of a bespoke neighbourhood in Hung Hom for Henderson Land.
His retail experience includes the 836,000-square-meter Forum 66 project, which is comprised of angled towers above a large retail podium; and Riverside 66 in Tianjin, which has won numerous awards including the AIA New York Chapter’s Design Award.
In addition, Edwin have worked with various hotel operators, including Shangri-La; Four Seasons, Chengdu; the New World Hotel, Chengdu; and Rosewood for Chengdu and Taipei.
During his studies at MIT, he was involved with various think tanks, whose goal was to integrate architecture with emerging technologies. Prior to joining KPF, Edwin worked in Canada on a number of high-profile projects. He is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, as well as the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.