Benny Kwok

Founder

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Benny is an architectural designer with international experience working in Japan, Canada, and the UK. His portfolio of work demonstrates an ability to creatively design, problem solve, and take on technical challenges across various continents.

He has been involved with defining project briefs, cost plans, BIM implementation protocols, and project delivery strategies in multiple practices. He served as a guest critic at Dalhousie University and was a past contributor for Canadian Architect magazine

Chronology

2022

Founded Studio Smll

2022

Herzog & de Meuron, London

2021

Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), London

2018-2021

Adjaye Associates, London

2019

Architecture Postgraduate Diploma Professional Practice (RIBA Part III), University of Westminster 

2017

Levitt Bernstein, London

2016

Merrick Architecture, Vancouver

2015

Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tokyo

2014-2016

Master of Architecture, Dalhousie University

2014

Erasmus Exchange Program, Lisbon

2013

Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo

2012-2014

Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies, Dalhousie University

2010-2012

Diploma of Architectural Technology & Engineering, British Columbia Institute of Technology

2005-2009

Bachelor of Arts (English & Art History), University of British Columbia

1987

Born in Hong Kong

Awards + Publications

  • Beautiful South Awards - Business Events Venue of the Year: Gold (2021)
  • European Museum of the Year Award - Nominated (2020)
  • Sussex Heritage Trust Awards - Public and Community Award (2020)
  • Scottish Design Awards - Architecture: Leisure/Culture Building or Project (2019)
  • In Therapy’ - Venice Biennale Nordic Pavilion Exhibition (2016)
  • Dalhousie School of Architecture Thesis Prize (2016)
  • CatIQ Canadian Catastrophe Conference Student Delegate Scholarship (2016)
  • Azure Magazine AZ A+ Award of Merit (2015)
  • Bruce and Dorothy Rossetti Scholarship (2015)
  • Moriyama RAIC Student Scholarship (2014)
  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia Achievement Award in Architecture (2012)
  • Troldtekt Student Design Competition Honorable Mention (2012)

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