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Honorary University Fellows

Mr Andrew LEE King Fun
2000 Honorary University Fellow
Mr Andrew LEE King Fun

Citation for Mr Andrew Lee delivered by Dr T Kvan, Dean of the Faculty of Arcitecture at Honorary University Fellowships Presentation Ceremony on December 12, 2000:

Mr Andrew Lee is principal partner of Andrew Lee King Fun and Associates- Architects and a Director of AP Architects Ltd. Born in Hong Kong in 1933, he studied architecture at the University of Hong Kong gaining his B.Arch degree in 1956. While at HKU he was active in the Students’ Union and elected President of the Athletics Association, in 1953, representing the University in International Students’ Conferences in Tokyo and Manila. In 1954 he was team leader of the HKU contingent that participated in the Triennial Intervarsity Games held in Singapore and was awarded the honour of Tennis Green in recognition of his fine performance.

After leaving HKU he continued further studies at the University of Melbourne and was awarded a University Research Grant to study his master degree in 1960.

He went on to work in Melbourne and Malaysia before returning to Hong Kong in 1961. The following year this young architect formed his own company, Andrew Lee King Fun and Associates. Since then his firm has designed and completed numerous building projects over the years in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Vietnam, notably the Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre for the University and the Jing-an Hilton Hotel in Shanghai. He continues to direct all the operations of the firm.

Mr Lee has been active in the affairs of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects since 1963 and was its President from 1975 to 1976. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.

But quite apart from his business acumen and phenomenal success his contributions to the community and, in particular, to education have been significant. In 1975 Mr Lee donated his first travelling scholarship to students of the Department of Architecture at HKU. This has allowed students to travel overseas to pursue their studies and was the first scholarship of its kind at the Faculty.

Since 1980 Mr Lee has disseminated his knowledge to new generations of architects. He is currently an honorary associate professor in our Faculty of Architecture. He is also a member of University Court, the Council and the Standing Committee of Convocation and a Director of the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Educational Development and Research. Mr Pro-Chancellor it gives me immense pleasure to present Mr Andrew Lee for the Honorary University Fellowship in recognition of his contributions to this University and to the community at large.