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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainable built environment
  • Architectural and urban design
  • Design for ageing and inclusive design
  • Design for health and wellbeing

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Hing-Wah Chau

Dr Hing-Wah Chau is an academic teaching scholar in built environment. Before joining Victoria University in 2019, Dr Chau taught architectural design at the University of Melbourne at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for eight years (2011-2019).

Dr Chau completed his doctoral research and the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching at the University of Melbourne in 2014 and 2018 respectively.

He received a Teaching Excellence Award at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne in 2018.

His research interests lie in sustainable built environment, architectural and urban design, design for ageing and inclusive design, as well as design for health and wellbeing.

He has published numerous refereed journal articles, refereed conference papers and book chapters.

Dr Chau received his architectural education in Hong Kong. He has more than ten years of professional practice experience in Hong Kong as a registered architect in an interdisciplinary environment. His various projects ranged from small public structures and public housing to large infrastructural projects.

 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), The University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Certificate in University of Teaching, The University of Melbourne
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of London
  • Master of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Chau, H. -W., Newton, C., Woo, C. MM., Ma, N., Wang, J., & Aye, L. (190123). Design Lessons from Three Australian Dementia Support Facilities In Gou, Z. (Ed.) (pp. 47-60). Basel, Switzerland: MDPI.
2019 Chau, H. -W., Noguchi, M., Ma, N., Woo, C. MM., & Zhou, J. (190123). The Usability Study of a Proposed Environmental Experience Design Framework for Active Ageing In Gou, Z. (Ed.) (pp. 74-89). Basel, Switzerland: MDPI.
2018 Chau, H. -W. (180522). Structuring the Environmental Experience Design Research Framework through Selected Aged Care Facility Data Analyses in Victoria In Hashemi, A. (Ed.) (pp. 193-208). Basel, Switzerland: MDPI.
2018 Chau, H. -W. (180101). Rapid Urbanization and Wang Shu s Architecture: The Use of Spolia and Vernacular Traditions in China In Crocker, R. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 111-124). London, New York: Routledge.

Year Citation
2018 Chau, H. -W., Yokota, A. A., & Noguchi, M. (180101). ZEMCH Sustainable Design Workshop: An Interactive Model for Sustainability Education In Chau, H. -W;. (Ed.), Paper presented at ZEMCH 2018 International Conference Proceedings (pp. 501-512). Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: ZEMCH Network.
2018 Chau, H. -W., Newton, C., Woo, C. MM., & Wang, J. (180101). Comparative Design Evaluation of Dementia Support Facilities in Victoria from the Perspectives of Carers In Rajagopalan, P. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at The 52nd International Conference of Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) (pp. 321-329). RMIT, Melbourne, Australia: RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

Year Citation
2019 Noguchi, M., Woo, C. MM., Chau, H. W., Zhou, J., Pianella, A., & Newton, C. (190704). Physical and perceptual gap in indoor environmental quality: a mixed method study of space and users at an aged care facility in Victoria. Architectural Science Review, 62(4), (286-300).

doi: 10.1080/00038628.2019.1614903

2018 Chau, H. W. (181201). Wang shu's design practice and ecological phenomenology. arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 22(4), (361-370).

doi: 10.1017/S1359135518000684

2018 Noguchi, M., Ma, N., Woo, C. MM., Chau, H. W., & Zhou, J. (181128). The usability study of a proposed environmental experience design framework for active ageing. Buildings, 8(12),

doi: 10.3390/buildings8120167

2018 Chau, H. W., Newton, C., Woo, C. MM., Ma, N., Wang, J., & Aye, L. (180101). Design lessons from three Australian dementia support facilities. Buildings, 8(5),

doi: 10.3390/BUILDINGS8050067

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jul 2016 - Jul 2019
Academic Fellow
The University of Melbourne
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jul 2016 -
Jul 2019
Academic Fellow
The University of Melbourne

Awards

Year Award
2018

Teaching Excellence Award - The University of Melbourne