Barrie Ho MH
Founder and Director
Barrie Ho, the Founder and Director of the Hong Kong based architects firm BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd (BHA), is frequently described as one of the most influential architectural designers of his generation practicing today in Asia. Ho is a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), a Member of the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) and a Member of the Architectural Institute of Korea (AIK). Ho is the Winner of the prestigious HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Awards 2017, 2015 & 2013, Asia Pacific Property Awards (Architectural Category) 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015 & 2013-2014, Golden Pin Design Award 2014, HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 (finalist) & 2010 (merit) and Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008. Ho has proudly won over 140 major international design awards from Dubai, USA, UK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the Asia Pacific and Hong Kong, such as HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 & 2010, Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008, USA International Design Awards 2010 & 2008, Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards from 2003 to 2009, Hong Kong Designers’ Association Awards 2013, 2011, 2009 & 2005 and Perspective Design Recognition Awards in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007 & 2005, Ho was also awarded Outstanding Greater China Design Awards 2006-2013, the Shanghai China’s Most Successful Design Award 2012, and the Shanghai China’s Successful Design Award from 2009-2015.
Numerous Architectural Projects were also selected as Finalist in the World Architecture Festival in Singapore 2015, ArchMarathon in Milano 2014, Dubai Cityscape Awards for Architecture 2011, UK World Architecture News Award 2011, Japan Good Design Award 2011, Design for Asia Awards 2008 and Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2008-2013 for 6 consecutive years. Personal accolades include Outstanding Achievement Award 2014, International Design & Art Achievement Award 2013 from Beijing, “The Order of the Medal of Honour” 2011 by the Hong Kong SAR Government, Taiwan Top Ten Designers Award 2011, Hantec Wealth Creation Award 2010, Outstanding Innovative Chinese Entrepreneur 2009, Vocational Training Council Honorary Fellow 2008, one of the recipients of the inaugural 40 Under 40 2007 selection by Perspective Magazine that recognises young design talents in the Greater China region, and also received Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2005 and Ten Outstanding Designer Award 2005. Ho is appointed by the Chief Executive of HKSAR as Member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA), Member of the Tender Committee, HKHA (2012-2016), Member of the Commercial Properties Committee, HKHA (2012-2015), and appointed by the HKSAR Development Bureau as Member of the Old Wan Chai Revitalisation Initiatives Special Committee of the Urban Renewal Authority(2010-2012). Also, Ho is the Founder and Chairman of the Hong Kong Architectural Design Union, Member of the Hong Kong Design Institute Advisory Board of The Hong Kong Design Institute, Vocational Training Council, Chairman of The HKDI International Architectural Design Competition, Executive Committee Members of The Association of Architectural Practices 2010-2012.