Young Guns 11 WINNERS

2013: "Level UP" was the theme of Young Guns 11, with a video game identity and a crystalline, pixelated Cube created by Jamie Carreiro and Grand Army. The November 7, 2013 ceremony and party continued the theme, inducting 37 new "highest score" winners into the Young Guns family.


Wendy Fok


Wendy W Fok is a trained architect, and the Creative Director of WE-DESIGNS. She's the winner of the Young CAADRIA Award (2015), the inaugural Digital Kluge Fellowship awarded by the Library of Congress (2014/15), the ADC (Art Director’s Club) Young Guns 11 Award (2013), AIA (American Institute of Architects) Dallas “Express Yourself” Women in Architecture Award (2013), Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (2009) and selected designer of the Perspective 40 under 40 Award (2011). Fok has a Master of Architecture and Certification of Urban Policy/Planning from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a Concentration in Economics (Statistics) from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Notably, WE-DESIGNS, LLC has been selected by Twenty+Change (co-curated by Heather Dubbeldam and Lola Sheppard) as 1 of 20 EmergingCanadian Design Practices (2011), while Fok has independently been shortlisted as 1 of 13 DX (Design Exchange’s) Emerging Talent Awards (2013) in Canada. Currently, Fok is contracted as a guest-editor of an upcoming AD (Architectural Design) Journal, published byWiley, titled “Digital Property: Open-Sourced Architecture”, with co-editor Prof Antoine Picon slated for a 2016 release.
Along with her practice, Fok was a tenure-track Assistant Professor, leading the Digital Media and Design Program at the University of Houston, and completing her Doctor of Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In parallel with her doctoral research, Fok is involved as a Teaching Fellow for CopyrightX and pioneer and team leader for the Open Access Project at the DPSI - Digital Problem Solving Initiative (DPSI) at the Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Her doctoral research is an investigative approach between computational innovation and ethical application of technical methods within digital fabrication and commoditization in architecture and design. Fok has also been invited to tutor at several Architectural Association (AA) Visiting Schools, among other prestigious design workshops, and has established several RhinoFabLab/RhinoFabStudio with McNeel Associates (Rhinoceros 3D) internationally.




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