Our Judging panel from the best respected architects, interior designers, through the judging process based on:

 25%: Originality and Creativity

 25%: Appearance

 20%: Constructability 

 20%: Commercial value

 10%: Sustainability

About Visual and Photography (In architecture and interior), judging process based on:

50% Orginality and creativity

25% Appearance

15% Commercial value

10% Composition

to select the most outstanding works from the applications.

*More judges information will be release soon.

President of Kubota Architect & Associates Inc. Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association. (JCD)

President of Kubota Architect & Associates Inc. Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association. (JCD)

Shigeru Kubota

Shigeru Kubota is an expert on Planning, design producing and design work has covered a wide range of categories including architecture, interior, products, and so on.

Projects and Awards

WAREHOUSE Galaxy HARAJUKU. MERCEDES-BENZ CONNECTION Bosch Café METoA Ginza(Mitsubishi Electric’s Showroom) Tsutaya Tokyo Roppongi Imabari Towel Minamiaoyana UT(UNIQLO T-Shit Store) and more.

Lighting Director, ICE Urban Environment Lighting Research Institute representative. Chairman of international committee of Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association. (JCD)

Lighting Director, ICE Urban Environment Lighting Research Institute representative. Chairman of international committee of Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association. (JCD)

Masanobu Takeishi

From commercial space to public facilities, events, products. Work on a wide range of lighting directions. The main properties are "Hoshinoya", "Ao Building", "Tower of the Sun", etc.

Masanobu Takeishi has received multiple awards in international lighting contests.

Projects and Awards
International  Illumination  Design  Awards

2006 "Club Minerva” : Award of Excellence

2011 "Happo-en Hakuhou-kan" : Illumination Award of Distinction

2017 "Tokyu Plaza Ginza” : Special citation for Interior Design

The main projects are "Hoshinoya", "Ao Building”, "Tower of the Sun", etc.

Architect and designer in charge of the Technical and Design Department of Promemoria

Architect and designer in charge of the Technical and Design Department of Promemoria

Davide Sozzi

Born in 1974, architect, manager of the Technical and Design Department. Like his father, he travels around the world with a sketchbook in his pocket and draws everything that attracts and intrigues him. A traveler for work and inclination, he is passionate about art and aviation as well as sailing boats and historical motorcycles that he restores himself.

“Can perfection be achieved? People are becoming more and more demanding and require unique and personalized luxury experiences. They have everything; they want something special, tailor-made, exclusive. They pay more attention to details and look for quality. It is therefore essential to provide unique and customized solutions that combine aesthetics and functionality, produced with high quality materials and high standards of work.”

Executive Director of PMQ

Executive Director of PMQ

William To

is the Executive Director of PMQ, a creative platform for design entrepreneurs located in the heart of Hong Kong.

Before spearheading one of the most successful redevelopment initiatives in Hong Kong. In 1992, he founded his own agency, Vision Integrated Communications Ltd, and later became a brand consultant, helping clients launch their brands and products in Hong Kong and China. William spent 18 years in the advertising industry in Hong Kong. He joined Hong Kong Design Centre in 2005 and was responsible for their flagship events – Business of Design Week (BODW), Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) and Design for Asia Awards (DFAA 2006-08). Starting from August 2012, William retains his role as a senior consultant to Hong Kong Design Centre.

William joined PMQ in 2012 as Creative and Programme Director and with determined and innovative efforts, where he heads up ambitious and innovative efforts in creating programmes to inspire, connect and collaborate with Hong Kong’s local design community but also initiated and organized programmes that inspire and connect Hong Kong with overseas’ design community.

Founder of Jimmy Cohrssen

Founder of Jimmy Cohrssen

Jimmy Cohrssen

For more than 25 years, leading designers , architects and magazine worldwide have relied on Jimmy Cohrssen to vividly portray the essence of their interiors and buildings in images that have been reproduced in numerous publications. His travel photography is well published from Vogue to covers for Conde Nast Travler. He has produced images for commercial campaigns for Air France, Louis XIII, Le Meridien, to books for Louis Vuitton, his images are seen the world over. He is recognized for his lighting skills and the highest level of mastery of commercial, studio and architectural photography. He was honored as one of the world’s top architectural photographers by Metropolis Magazine and his architectural images have enabled clients to win prestigious awards. He attended the film school of the State University of New York, Purchase, N.Y. and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., and speaks English, French and Japanese


Founder and Managing Director of Lui Design Ltd. and founding member of Retail Design Institute, Hong Kong City Centre chapter

Andrea Svennungsson Lui

Andrea was trained as an Interior Architect in the USA, and is based in Hong Kong running Lui Design since 2000.  Lui Design specializes in retail design and project management and serve clients all over the APAC region.

Projects and Awards

Most Valuable Services Awards in Hong Kong 2015 awarded to Lui Design Ltd.

Most Trusted Retail Store Designer

Founder of The Art Dumbo Ltd. Curator of The Beatles Tomorrow

Founder of The Art Dumbo Ltd. Curator of The Beatles Tomorrow

Ted Yu

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ted is a renowned brand consultant, award-winning designer and curator over 30 years in the field. Prior to co-founding Art Dumbo Limited, Ted worked for Landor Associates (WPP Group) as Senior Identity Designer.

• Professional member of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)

• Professional member of American Institute of Graphic Artist (AIGA, New York).

• The Best 100-Chinese Designers 97

• Platinum and Gold Awards in LACP Awards. (New York)

• KDB Awards (Korea)

• HKDA Awards (Hong Kong)

• 10 Outstanding Design Award 2016


2011-2012 Lead Curator of Beatlemania 50th Anniversary Tour Beijing | Taipei

2013-2016 Lead Curator of The Beatles Tomorrow 50th Anniversary Tour Seoul | Taipei | Shanghai 

2018-2019 Lead Curator of The Beatles Tomorrow 55th Anniversary Tour Hong Kong | Japan | Seoul | China

Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Manuel Rabaté

Born in March 1976, Manuel Rabaté is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po, 1998), and of HEC Business School (2001). He began his career as a Deputy Director at the auditorium of the Musée du Louvre from 2002 until 2005. He participated among other things in the creation of new programmes on Islamic Arts in the context of the first performance contract concluded between the French government and the museum for its modernisation. He joined the Musée du quai Branly as a Deputy Director of Cultural Development a year before its opening in 2006, and structured the administrative and financial management of many key issues for the opening. After the opening, he led the launching of the first exhibitions abroad including "Masques - Beauté des Esprits" exhibition at the Bahrain National Museum, 2008. Manuel Rabaté joined Agence France-Muséums in 2008, a year after the signing of the intergovernmental agreement between France and the United Arab Emirates marking the birth of the Louvre Abu Dhabi project. Subsequently, he has followed the project from its conceptual phase until its operational implementation as a Secretary General and the acting CEO since 2010. He was appointed CEO of Agence France-Museums in 2013 under the proposal of the Board of Directors and its Chairman, Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, to set up in Abu Dhabi a multidisciplinary team of museum professionals and follow through the phases of the project realization in collaboration with the major French museums and their UAE partners.

In September 2016, Manuel Rabaté was appointed Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi). Aside from his duties in the service of museums, Manuel Rabaté has also chaired the reflection group-Culture & Management, in which he had created the museum department. He has also taught Arts and Cultural Management at various universities in France and Abu Dhabi (Paris-Dauphine University, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi since the establishment of the Master in "History of Art and Museum Studies").

Director of HEAD Architecture President of Retail Design Institute Hong Kong

Director of HEAD Architecture President of Retail Design Institute Hong Kong

Mike Atkin

HEAD Architecture started over drinks with friends in 2000, and Mike hasn’t had a day off since. 16 years on, Mike now spends his days using design to give people a more interesting daily experience. Mike is continually amazed by the honest diligence seen throughout Asia, but he’s quite fine with the abundance and variety of work in the region. Mike is also the founding member and current president for Retail Design Institute Hong Kong. 

Mike feels obliged to mention he did graduate from Manchester University with a degree in History of Art as well as The Mackintosh School of Architecture.

Managing Director LI&Co. New York

Managing Director LI&Co. New York

Johnny Li

Brought up in the US, Johnny graduated at the Rhode Island School of Design with a double bachelor degree in Architecture and Fine Arts. He had worked at international architecture and design companies Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York, Koetter, Kim & Associates of Canary Wharf in London, and Herman Czech & Architects in Vienna, before joining Rocco Design in Hong Kong. In 1998, he set up LI&Co. with his long time collaborator and Partners, Mr. David Gibb and Tommy Wong. Johnny is interested in designs that amalgamate different cultures, arts and architecture. His design inspirations are often taken from his travels, his love of cinema, and the basic tenets of fine arts and architecture. He is currently the Managing Director of New York design studio.

Projects and Awards

Its portfolio of projects are mostly focused in Asia & North America, such as New York, Boston, Tokyo/Hokkaido, Singapore, Bangkok and cities in greater China including, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Macao and Hong Kong.

Its corporate clients include Van Cleef & Arpels, Richemont, Shanghai Tang, Marriott International, Puyi Optical, Blanc de Chine, The Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Marguerite Lee, The Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital and The Hong Kong Museum of History, etc. 

Founder of Imagennix

Founder of Imagennix

Scott Brooks

After a notable career managing consulting operations for two of Asia’s leading hotel investment advisory firms, Scott turned his eye to architectural photography – returning to a passion from his school days – and formed Imagennix. The firm is a specialist practice, serving architects and designers in Asia who require high quality, still and motion imagery for their branding efforts, customer presentations and award submissions. By leveraging our principals’ business backgrounds, Imagennix brings a fresh, results-oriented approach, to a business sector populated by artisans.

We are trained, not self-taught, to understand light, perspective, optics & distortion. We employ this training, to solve the challenges of interpreting three-dimensional space in a two-dimensional medium – even when lighting conditions are not optimal – to create visually appealing interpretations of our clients' work that gives their marketing efforts greater impact. 

As creative director, Scott has completed assignments for leading hotels, financial institutions, award-winning architectural firms, a leading Macau casino, upscale skincare boutiques and non-profit organizations.

Projects and Awards

Facebook Sales Office Hong Kong for Richards Basmajian – Honor Award Interior Architecture, American Institute of Architects Hong Kong

Djapa Hong Kong for Richards Basmajian – Merit Award Interior Architecture, American Institute of Architects Hong Kong

JPMorgan Office Hong Kong for Gensler

Accenture Office Hong Kong for Gensler

Corporate Library images for Citibank

Banking Halls & Financial Services Offices Hong Kong for MMoser Associates

The Wave Co-working Space for Spatial Concept – IDA Design Award

Retail Storefronts in Central, Admiralty, Causeway Bay and TST for Aesop and John Masters Organics

Exhibition installations for Asia Society Hong Kong Center