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Mr. Luke Him Sau 陸謙受先生; aliase: Luk Tsang Shau 陸增壽先生
Luke Him Sau/Lu Qianshou (1904–1991) is best known internationally and in China as the architect of the iconic Bank of China Headquarters in Shanghai. One of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London in the late 1920s, Luke’s long, prolific and highly successful career in China and Hong Kong offers unique insights into an extraordinary period of Chinese political turbulence that scuppered the professional prospects and historical recognition of so many of his colleagues.

1904-1927, Hong Kong
  • 1904.7.29 Born in Hong Kong (Wongneichung Village, Happy Valley)
  • 1915-1919 Wanchai Government School, Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong
  • 1919-1922 St. Joseph’s College, Kennedy Road, Hong Kong
  • 1923-1927 Articled to Messrs. Denison, Ram & Gibbs Architects, Civil Engineer & Surveyors, Hong Kong
  • 1930- Chief architect, Bank of China Head Office, Shanghai, designed Bank of China buildings in Shanghai, Nanjing, Qingdao, Jinan, Nanchang, Chongqing, Guiyang, Xiamen, Shantou, Yingkou, etc.
  • 1931- Member, the Society of Chinese Architects; Vice President (1935)
  • 1949- Private practice, Wu Lian Architects, H. S. Luke & Associates, and P.A.P.R.O., designed So Uk Estate; schools, welfare center, hospitals for Maryknoll Sisters; Wah Yan College Chapel, Chapel for the Regional Seminary for South China; Repulse Bay Towers and Mansions; Ritz Apartments; Rockymount Apartments; Cimbria Court Apartments; May May Co. Department Store Building; Airport Police Station; and other apartments, residences, etc.
  • 1956- Foundation member, Hong Kong Society of Architects


    Mr. Edward Ho Sing Tin 何承天先生
    SBS, OBE, JP, FHKIA | Year in SJC : Class of 1957

    Notable Achievements
  • Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Board of the MTR corporation
  • Group Chairman of the Wong Tung Group of Companies
  • Chairman of Opera Hong Kong
  • Member of Board of Trustees of the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong
  • Former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Hong Kong Industrial Estates Corporation
  • Member of Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee
  • Former Member of the Legislative Council
  • Former Member of the Executive Council
  • Former Chairman of the General Committee of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society
  • Former Chairman of Antiquities Advisory Board
  • Former Chairman of Building Committee, Housing Authority
  • Former Honorary Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong
  • Founding member of Liberal Party of Hong Kong


    Mr. Dennis Lau Wing Kwong 劉榮廣先生
    JP | Year in SJC : Class of 1961

    Notable Achievements
  • Chairman of the Association of Architectural Practices
  • Chairman & Managing Director of DLN
  • Former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects


    Mr. Lam Wo Hei 林和起先生
    BBS, JP | Year in SJC : Class of 1964

    Notable Achievements
  • Architect
  • Director of Wong & Ouyang (HK) Limited
  • Former Member of the Appeal Tribunal Panel
  • Former Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects

  • Remarks
  • Representative projects include Wynn Macau, Langham Place, Gateway I & II, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Extension, Times Square, Pacific Place and Hang Seng Bank New Headquarters Building


    Ir. Dr. Joseph Chow Ming-kuen 周明權博士
    OBE, JP

    Notable Achievements
  • Former Chairman of Paul Y-ITC Construction Holdings Limited
  • Former Chairman of Hong Kong Engineers’ Registration Board
  • Remarks
  • Husband of Selina Chow 周梁淑怡