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PROF Justyna Karakiewicz


  • Architecture
  • Urban and regional planning



  • Professor Justyna KARAKIEWICZ, BArch (Hon) AA Dip PhD FRSA RIBA. Previously Associate Professor at HKU Department of Architecture, trained as an architect at the Architectural Association. In 1984, Justyna was appointed a full-time tutor of the AA and at the same time established the practice PCKO. Six years later she joined London’s Bartlett School of Architecture of the University College as design tutor. Professor Karakiewicz’s expertise lies primarily in high-density urbanism in which she completed her doctoral thesis. She has exhibited work in Royal Academy (London), New York, Kyoto, Barcelona and some twenty other venues. Her numerous successes in international competitions include First Prizes in: Gateway to Mecca (1979); Crystal Palace Solar Housing Competition (1981: built); Dunkerque Waterfront (1992: partially built); Swansea Working Men’s Club (1995: built); awarded Prize for a drawing of a Work of Architecture awarded at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2005); Honorable Mention and prize in Asia Front Village 39th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition sponsored by Shinkenchikusha Co., Ltd., Prize (2004 ); and Honorable Mention in Modern Saudi House Design Competition (2004). She published overt 70 papers and book chapters as well as three books: Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric , Promoting Sustainable Living: Sustainability as an Object of Desire , and Urban Galapagos: Transition to Sustainability in Complex Adaptive Systems.    


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Education and training

  • PhD, Melbourne Institute of Technology 2002
  • AADip, Architectural Association School of Architecture 1980
  • BAHons(Arch), University of Westminister 1978

Awards and honors

  • Second Prize, Austral Bricks Design Ideas Competition, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, 'Towards an Understanding of Design Tutoring', 13th Annual CAADRIA COnference, Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 9-12 April 2008, 2008
  • Spinney Garden Project, Historic Award, Housing Design Awards, Historic Awards, 2008
  • Honourable Mention, eVolo Annual Skyscraper Architectural Competition, 2006
  • First Prize for Work of Architecture, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, 2005
  • Honourable Mention, Asia Front Village, 39th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition, sponsored by Shinkenchikusha Co., 2004
  • Prize, Modern Saudi House Design Competition, 2004
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, 1998


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