Angela Pang is a Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the founder of PangArchitect. Guided by site and program with the integration of tectonics and structure, PangArchitect questions, investigates, and challenges conventions through design and research to balance intellectual scrutiny and pragmatic solutions.
The firm’s recent design work includes the completion of several university libraries in Hong Kong, including the Polytechnic University Library New Extension, the Lingnan University Library transformation, and the Chinese University Library Learning Garden. Other recent works include the Hong Kong Literature Archive and Research Center, and a student dormitory at the New Asia College for 300 students, both at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The firm’s major research projects include a research consultancy on building program for M+, a contemporary art museum in Hong Kong, and a series of exhibitions on Shinohara Kazuo, funded by the Graham Foundation and the Japan Foundation and in collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis, the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
PangArchitect has received numerous design awards from the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Architect’s Newspaper Award for Best Library Design, the Green Building Award from the Hong Kong Green Building Council, APIDA Top 10 Public Space in Asia Pacific, the FuturArc Green Leadership Award, the HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Award, Dezeen Design Awards finalist, and second prize at the World Architecture Festival Awards, among others.
Before establishing PangArchitect in 2010, Angela worked for Rafael Moneo in Madrid and SANAA in Tokyo. Angela received a M.Arch II from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.Arch from Cornell University.