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The Asian College of Knowledge Management awarded Christopher Lye, principal at Woods Bagot’s Hong Kong studio, its annual Fellowship Award. The nonprofit organization dedicated to the continual development, promotion and application of knowledge management principles, models and techniques in Asia, gives out this award to talented people who have made a lasting impact in array of fields and to honor their achievements.
Lye joined the global firm at the Hong Kong studio in 2010 and quickly made an impression, rising through the ranks and eventually being named principal in 2014—one of the youngest in the 1,000-person company to achieve this title. His portfolio includes several high-profile retail and workplace schemes across China, such as Kunshan 9 Square, Fantasia Guilin and Qianhai Finance Centre in Shenzhen.
Lye is also responsible for the Shenzhen Longgang Master Plan—which was deemed as one of the “Most Important Projects in 2016” by the Shenzhen Government—a roughly 393,000-square-meter mixed-use masterplan that would rejuvenate the city’s river park area. Comprised of office space, retail spaces, residential communities and public space, each new zone would be shaped and have a topographical relationship with the natural river formation, ultimately helping it to reshape Shenzhen’s identity as an interconnected community offering different uses.
Alongside these initiatives Lye has also helped to spearhead the firm’s Asia Client Stream by leading the firm’s regional market share expansion across different disciplines. He is also an active Member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce’s China Committee.
Christopher Lye at the Asian College of Knowledge Management’s fellowship ceremony.
Kunshan 9 Square in Shenzhen.
Qianhai Hengyue Financial Centre in Shenzhen.