Yaw Mak, ARB

Senior Associate Partner

Yaw is a senior technical architect and key team member on a number of projects in China and Hong Kong. Yaw has specialist knowledge of façade systems, building materials, construction methods and building codes.


Yaw’s projects include Foshan New City Suning Plaza, a mixed-use project for Suning Estate, comprising a 300m landmark hotel and office tower with a large retail complex, which will complement the emerging financial and business centre in Foshan; Hangzhou Universal World office twin tower; and the Pearl River Delta 600m Landmark Tower complex.


In Kowloon, Hong Kong, Yaw has also developed the façades of a waterfront office and retail project, inspired by the sails of a junk, the ancient Chinese fishing boats which once plied their way in the busy harbour city and archipelago of islands which the site overlooks.


Having worked with a number of UK practices, Yaw has extensive experience of large-scale medical projects including Peterborough Hospital, the Royal College of General Practitioners in London and the Medical Teaching School at the University of Sussex.


Yaw received his M.Sc. and Postgraduate Diploma in Advance Architectural Studies from The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen following a Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice Management from Kingston University and a B.Sc.degree in Architecture from (U.P.).