Dr Joseph Wong is Executive Director-Designate of Hong Kong Design Centre. He is a designer, academic and educator, with over 20 years of experience in design education. Dr Wong has most recently served as the Vice Principal of Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Deputy Academic Director – Design Discipline of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), where he oversaw the strategic and academic development of a diverse portfolio of design programmes and built relationships with local and international partners. His contribution to design education has won him the Berkeley Prize International Fellowship in 2014.
Dr Wong is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, and was elected its Council Member in 2020. He has served on a number of professional and government bodies related to sustainable design and development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Leicester. He is currently a jury member of the world-renowned Red Dot Award.