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Energy Fellow Wendy W. Fok Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Design Program | Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston

Wendy W Fok, trained as an architect, is the creative director and founder of WE-DESIGNS, LLC and Resilient Modular Systems, PBC.  Along with her practice, Fok is also a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, enforcing and leading the Digital Media and Design Program at the Gerald D Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston, and completing her Doctor of Design (expected 2016) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is also appointed as an inaugural University of Houston Energy Fellow.

In parallel with her doctoral research, Fok is involved as a Teaching Fellow for CopyrightX, under the guidance of Prof William “Terry” Fisher of the Harvard Law School, and a pioneer in the Digital Problem Solving Initiative (DPSI) with Peter Suber at the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. 

Fok has an international background from Vienna, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Canada. Her art installations have been displayed in Singapore, Paris, London, Dubai, Vancouver, Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Athens, Venice, and Prague. She has worked on several international architectural projects, exhibitions, and competitions — including the Beijing Design Biennale (2014), Asia Society Hong Kong Center “Imminent Domain” Exhibition Chief Curated by Fumio Nanjo Director of the Mori Art Museum (2013), an Exhibition and Residency at Cité internationale des arts Paris funded by the Académie D’Architecture in Paris (2013), the London Design Festival TENT (2012), Toronto International Design Festival (2012), HKSZ Bi-City Biennale (2011/12), 12th & 13th La Biennale di Venezia (2010/12), the Shanghai Expo (2010), Athens Fringe Festival (2009), and Lower East Side Tenement Museum (2004/05). 

Fok earned a Bachelor of Arts in architecture with a concentration in economics from Barnard College, Columbia University and a Master of Architecture and certification of urban policy/planning from Princeton University.