With a career spanning the fields of private architectural practice, academic professor and deanship, and public service at the international level, David Lung, Professor of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, has been an active voice in the multifaceted discipline of Architectural Conservation for more than 30 years. He has researched, taught and published widely in the area of cultural heritage, traditional Chinese vernacular architecture and Hong Kong’s architectural heritage. He is a recipient of the University Teaching Award and the founding director of the Architectural Conservation Programme at the University of Hong Kong.
Professor Lung has been instrumental in advising the government in formulating conservation policies, guidelines and strategies. From 2001 to 2007, his significant contributions ensured the inscription of three new World Heritage sites: the Historic City of Macao, the Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, and the Historic Cities in the Straits of Malacca. He recently served as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at HKU and presently holds the Lady Edith Kotewall Professorship in the Built Environment.