Su Chang is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and principal of Su Chang Design Research Office. He is a licensed architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and an associate member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Chang received his Master in Architecture with commendation and Dean’s Merit Scholarship from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Previously, Chang was educated at Peking University, ETH Zürich, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies with First Class Honour and a full scholarship from the University of Hong Kong.
Before founding his practice, Chang collaborated with architect Michael Maltzan in Los Angeles and Wang Weijen in Hong Kong, where he worked on cultural and education projects including MIT student residence; CUHK Shenzhen Campus master planning, student residence, and research complex; Hammer Museum; Regen Projects; and Venice Architecture Biennale. Chang currently co-chairs AIA Hong Kong Chapter’s Programs Committee.
At the University of Hong Kong, Chang teaches design studios, leads seminars on history/theory and sustainability/technology tracks, and advises graduate thesis students. Chang’s writing and translation work similarly connect architecture’s physical presence to its participation in a larger geography of ideas, most recently in the Chinese edition of Iñaki Ábalos’s The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity (Tongji University Press, 2019) and Valerio Olgiati’s Non-Referential Architecture (forthcoming). Additional publications include essays, interviews, commentaries, and projects in Urban Environment Design, Built Heritage, Landscape Architecture Frontier, New Architecture, Wallpaper, HKIA Journal, Taiwan Architecture, and Harvard GSD Platform. Chang is a founding member of Tangent Essays, an online and paper-based publishing platform that periodically features writings about architecture.