UPSOP

Team

THE STUDIO

 

 -  復 / 重新
 -  築 / 建構

 

Upscaling
[adjective uhp-skeyl; verb uhp-skeyl; noun uhp-skeyl] Informal.
- to improve the quality, value, or rating of

Operations
[op-uh-rey-shuh n]
- an act or instance, process, or manner of functioning or operating

 
 

再建設計 Upscaling Operations, or UPSOP, is a multi-disciplinary design practice aims to reuse and redefine mundane urban objects, materials and space.

We have a passion for identifying the potential of different materials, ways of fabrication as well as different spatial practices. We are interested in the granular construct of everyday life. We believe the aggregated form of material assembly defines the perception of space. Our value added operations would create unique spatial experience. 

 
 

HONG KONG OFFICE

 
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Dennis Cheung

FOUNDING PARTNER

RA, HKIA, Assoc.AIA

Dennis is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong. He was trained in HKU and MIT and has worked in renowned offices including Kengo Kuma Associates, C+S, CL3 Architects and Ronald Lu & Partners. He was awarded the MIT Merit Award twice, the KPF Travelling Fellowship and the ARCASIA Young Architect Travel Prize. He has taught at HKU and HKDI.

TOMMY YEUNG

PROJECT Director

RA, AIA

Tommy, licensed in the US and founder of TYPE, has over 20 years of project management experiences across the globe, including mix-used development, commercial  buildings, residential towers and retail malls. Award-winning projects include the Taikoo Hui in Guangzhou and Remington Retail Center and Residence in Toronto. He graduated from Columbia University.

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Alex Yuen

Architectural Assistant

 

Alex graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2015. He has worked in Ronald Lu & Partners and his alma mater prior to joining UPSOP. He envisions architectural design as an agent of change in community entity. He is an active member of Project Little Dream, an NGO based in Hong Kong and Cambodia where he showed a holistic support in education, school-building and healthcare projects. 

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Whitnie Lau

Product Designer

 

Whitnie joined UPSOP after graduating from the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University with first class honours. She has outstanding design skills and a strong eye in both product and graphic designs. Her works will be exhibited in the SaloneSatellite in Shanghai in November, 2017. She is a young and passionate designer who is ready to make a little twist in everyday's life.

 

TEAM

  • DICKY CHU | Architectural Assistant

  • ERICA YIP | product designer

  • JAMES LAM | mechanical engineer

  • LEON FONG | architectural intern

  • JONATHAN SO | architectural intern

PAST TEAM

Gu Lik Hang, Larry Tse, Ardis Leung, Soyeon Jung, Josephine Tse, Adela Kwong, Joyce Yick, Vincci Sin, Jackey Ip, Carmen Lee, Hui Kin Fung, Aaron Chan, Ngan Ching Ying

 

BOSTON OFFICE

 
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Bumjin Kim

PARTNER (BOSTON OFFICE )

Assoc.AIA

Bumjin is an adjunct faculty at Wentworth Institute Technology. Prior to joining UPSOP, he worked at NodePlan, Nadaaa, h2o architects and Guerin Glass Architects. His projects received numerous awards including the Red-Dot Design Award, the A’Design Award and the International Design Award. Bumjin currently operates in Boston.