Rick Lam

Co-founder and Director

Rick started his architectural career in HKU and went on to Harvard University for his masters. At Harvard, he was the recipient of the Core Prize, the Thesis Prize, the Faculty Design Award, and the Peter Rice Prize for Structural Innovation. Rick has worked on projects at all scales from master planning to product design, in various regions from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Boston and New York. At Harvard, he was the recipient of the Core Prize, the Thesis Prize, the Faculty Design Award, and the Peter Rice Prize for Structural Innovation. Rick has been engaged in over 20 projects with various non-profits and NGOs tackling a mixture of deep rooted social issues, from alienated youth, elderly care, environment, to health and education. Rick was recently selected as one of the winners of the “40 Under 40” Award recognizing creative young talents. He is also an architecture design studio critic in Chu Hai College of Hong Kong.


Eric Ho

Co-founder and Director

Architect, entrepreneur, and urban thinker passionate about architecture and urban environments that have a lasting impact on society. Eric studied architecture at University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and studied thesis under Herzog & de Meuron. At Harvard he is the recipient of the Faculty Design Award. In addition to his passion in architecture, Eric has started a civic start-up MILES as a real estate platform for short-term commercial uses, and Good Goods, a next generation shared economy platform for retail.

Eric has been invited to speak at various panels and events including Harvard Innovation Lab, Northside Innovation, Municipal Art Society Summit, Awesome Summit, Columbia University Studio X and TEDxDumbo. He has served as the judge committee for Harvard University’s annual Dean’s Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge. His work has been published in various media including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Good Magazine and PSFK, and was selected as a start-up in residence by Urban-X, a startup accelerator built by BMW MINI. Eric is also a faculty at Parsons School of Design in their Executive Masters Program in Strategic Design and Management.


Hokan Wong


Hokan Wong is an associate at Architecture Commons. At ACL, he has been involved in several urban, architecture and interior projects including the Stanley Outdoor Activities Centre, Full Nature Aquaponics Centre and the Forest Exhibition; the revitalization proposals for the State Theatre and the ATL Logistic Hub; the competition schemes for a shopping mall in Shenzhen and a recreational hub in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Architecture Commons, he worked in practices in the US and Hong Kong. Key projects include the Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore and the West Kowloon Express Rail Terminal in Hong Kong. He graduated with a M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, received the Penny White Fund and the Dean’s Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge Fund.


Charlotta Chan
Janice Ching
Dyrus Hau
Harry Huang
Joan Kwong
April Tang
Hokan Wong
Sin Yee Wong
Prudence Wai
Keith Yu
Emily Yuen


Former Commoners:

Penny Chan
Bettina Chow
Etain Ho
Janice Lau
Yvonne Yuen
Owen Lam
Travis Lam
Doris So
Jack Tam
Haley Wu