After founding Architectural practice COLLECTIVE in 2015, Betty Ng and her team have taken the architecture world by storm. COLLECTIVE’s recent projects, led by Ng and her 3 co-directors Chi Yan, Juan and Katja, include exhibition design for the exhibition “Things, Spaces, Interactions” at M+, and the podium design of the King Lam Street Commercial Development, for which the firm won the Best Futura Project Silver award at MIPIM Asia 2021 . With more than a decade of experience, Ng’s work includes projects in China, Europe, the UK, the US and Russia. Aside from heading COLLECTIVE, Ng also is an adjunct associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a board director of the Harvard Club in Hong Kong.
Ng believes in being as fearless as she can, “but always under carefully calculated risks”. Continuously balancing rationality with imagination helps her achieve functionality and artistic excellence in each endeavour, be it the parametric feature stairs at King Lam Street Development, the 4,000 m2 outdoor event space at skycity, HK international airport, or previously her work at OMA as design director for the winning competition of Axel Springer Headquartes in Berlin, the design of the Hermitage Museum Art Repository in St Petersburg, interiors of the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, or Milstein Hall at Cornell University.