Betty is the Founder and leads the creative direction and daily management at COLLECTIVE. She is a Registered Architect in the Netherlands, a RIBA Chartered Architect in the United Kingdom and an Associate member of the AIA, United States. She holds an M. Arch Post Graduate Degree from Harvard University and a B. Arch Professional Degree from Cornell University. Betty is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and previously Assistant Professor of Architecture and previously at the University of Hong Kong.
Prior setting up COLLECTIVE, Betty was Design Director at OMA Rotterdam with Pritzker Prize Laureate Rem Koolhaas, leading the winning proposal for the Axel Springer Media Headquarters in Berlin, the 80,000 m2 Hermitage Museum Art Repository in St. Petersburg and the 42 Hectares West Kowloon Cultural District Master Plan in Hong Kong among many projects located in China, Europe, Untied Kingdom, United States, Russia, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
COLLECTIVE was founded by Betty , directed with Juan Minguez, Katja Lam and Chi Yan Chan. Building on convergence and a ‘collective’ of diverse merits, the office engages design with COLLECTIVE’s wide spectrum of specificities, and also with collaborators worldwide in various disciplines, challenging the status quo of the architecture office. We are globally oriented and strongly rooted in Asia.
COLLECTIVE has offices in Hong Kong, Madrid and New York.