Fai Au is the founder and principal of O Studio Architects and the assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong. He received his Master in Design Studies from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Bachelor of Architecture from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Master of Art in Philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the champion of 2007 Hong Kong Young Architects Award, the winner of 2012 Perspective 40 under 40 Award, the winner of Young Architect Prize, 2014 Chivas 18 Architecture and Design Awards and the nominee of Young Architect Prize, 2010 China Architecture Media Award. Fai Au previously practiced at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam.
In 2009 Fai Au founded O Studio Architects and led his design team to deliver numerous award-winning projects: In 2013 O Studio Architects received Commendation Entry for WKCD Arts Pavilion Design Competition; In 2012 the team of Foster + Partners and O Studio Architects was chosen as the finalist to design WKCD Xiqu Center; In 2011 Church of Seed received HKIA Medal of the Year outside Hong Kong, O Studio Architects is the youngest practice winning this award category so far.
The works of Fai Au have been exhibited in various exhibitions including HKSZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, PMQ 10×100 Exhibition, “REVEAL 2: +-x÷” Exhibition, “Past Present Future – Tracking Hong Kong” Exhibition and Agoras Green Architecture Exhibition.