About Wendy Teo
Wendy Teo is a UK ARB/RIBA Chartered Architect, Curator, Researcher and Tutor that seeing embedding social-culture dialogue in forming architecture as her ultimate pursuit. Her works has been translat...ed into varied medium and scale throughout her commitment with Foster and Partners, Divooe Zein Atelier, Borneo Art Collective, Taiwan Architect Magazine, CanopyU and a number of workshop tutorship, one of the notable one is 2013/14 Archilab exhibition.
Wendy Teo studied at the Feng Chia University in Taiwan, with the full scholarship commissioned from Taiwanese Outstanding Oversea Chinese Awards in 2003-2008.It was also where she graduated with Cum Laude and gained international recognition such as Holcim Sustainable Next Generation Award (First Prize) and 2009 Archiprix. After one year of research and working experience around Asia, she moved to London, it was also where she gained a Diploma and Master of architecture with distinction at the Bartlett school of architecture, UCL in 2011. Her continual investigation about the combination of Contextual Awareness in the urban landscape reciprocating to the cultural aesthetics were being carried out in her last project, Taipei Main Station project, won her Dean's List for Distinction in 2011, Commendation in KPF Travel Award and featured in Stories of Change Exhibition at ARUP Phase II Center, Royal Academy, Threadneedle Art prize Award exhibition in London. In 2013, her individual collection of works were featured in Archilab Biennale, Frac of New Orleans. The most cutting edge experimental architecture design biennale hosted by Pompidou Center director Frédéric Migayrou and Frac Director Marie-Ange Brayer.
From 2005-2009, Wendy Teo explored her leisure and resort design experience intensively from Bali island resort design, China Xiamen resort design while she was with Divooe Zein Studio. Moving on from Divooe Zein, she inherited insights and down to earth attitude from developing these vernacular project with creative and sophisticated solution. Her practice is centered with an approach that allow caring for earth, sensibility for material and bonding with local craftsmanship. In 2013, Wendy Teo also tracing her route toward her personal endeavor - Crafting a boundary crossing design process in the building, which initiated her involvement in Ambokka wellness retreat design project and triggered series of conversation with wellness, hotel and leisure sectors.
Upon her graduation from UCL on 2011, she was offered to work at Foster and Partners, this is also where she was exposed to projects in varied scale and types. From there she gained her experience in city masterplan design, building design which covered office, residential, leisure, museum and exhibition hall. Her project involvements included F+P National Marine Museum in Taiwan, Water Pavilion in ShenZhen, Battersea Power Station in London. Her specialization in building parametric technique exposed her to most cutting edge technique in building fabrication, smart building treatment and sustainable design process. With these advance knowledge in building design progress and techniques, she shared and experimented with the younger generation through her involvement in seminar, workshop and short term teaching in UK, France, Slovenia, Turkey and Taiwan. Her workshop output has been carried out at New Orleans AIA in USA, MEDS workshop in Turkey, University College of London, Tong Ji University in China and Feng Chia University in Taiwan.
In 2016, Wendy Teo founded Borneo Art Collective to document tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Borneo. The same year, she founded her own practice based in Borneo and operating in cross disciplinary scale.
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