Iris Hoi (President at HKILA)

Iris Hoi

President at HKILA

Iris Hoi is a Registered Landscape Architect in Hong Kong and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA). She has over 30 years of consultancy experience in Canada, Hong Kong, China, and surrounding regions. She is a Director at URBIS Limited and has been with the company since 1992. She was the President of the HKILA from 2018 to 2022 and has been actively involved in the Institute since 1991, chairing a variety of committees including education, practice, public affairs, functions and events, professional practice examination, and accreditation review. Iris served as a member of the Land Supply Task Force for the Hong Kong SAR Government, Board of Education and Research of the Professional Green Building Council, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Harbourfront Commission, and a number of other organisations. Iris is passionate about building quality landscape spaces for people’s enjoyment. A number of her projects have won awards. Iris is also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design. Iris’ range of skills includes landscape architecture and landscape master planning. She has extensive experience in awardwinning large-scale parks and public spaces, commercial, residential, hotel, transport corridors, institutional and infrastructure-related landscape developments. Her involvement ranges from working in multi-disciplinary consultancy teams to producing landscape master plan studies, feasibility/assessment reports, detail design, and construction documents, to contract administration and tender assessment, to site supervision of landscape works implementation.

Monica Kuo (President at IFLA APR)

Monica Kuo

President at IFLA APR

Prof. Monica Kuo is the chair & dean of Environmental Planning & Design College, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Chinese Culture University. She is also the honorable president of Chinese Taiwan Landscape Architects Society (CTLAS) and the winner of Outstanding Achievement on Landscape Planning for Tung-Yuan Award, Taiwan.

After received the MLA from U. of Penn., she started her professional practice in Philly. Then she returned to Chinese Taiwan joining the first frontier task, working on the survey and planning of six National Parks in Chinese Taiwan. Following the public services, she was invited as the chair of the Dept. of Landscape Architecture in C.C.U. Since then, with her great interest and passion on research, practicing and teaching, she devoted most of her effort on the promotion of the status of Landscape Architects as well as wide range of Eco-Urbanism, Wetland Protection, Coastal Zone Management, Public Arts and Nature Conservation in Chinese Taiwan.

Prof. Kuo is one of the few scholars persistently dedicated in the wide spectrum of public policies on the environmental protection, landscape education as well as nature and culture conservation.

Lenren Lee (Vice President / Director of Master Planning, Asia at AECOM)

Lenren Lee

Vice President / Director of Master Planning, Asia at AECOM

Mr. Lee is the Regional Director of AECOM's Master Planning and Urban Design practice in Asia. He is a planner, urban designer, and licensed architect, with more than 20 years of experience working on a wide range of complex, urban, and public infrastructure projects, as well as on climate change planning and sustainable design and strategy projects for the public and private sector clients.

He handles business development, contract negotiation, project management, and coordination of multi-discipline teams for planning, design, and implementation. He oversees master planning projects, including the production of planning and urban design guidelines, and large-scale regeneration, green infrastructure, and strategic development plans. Mr. Lee works closely with the design team throughout all phases of the project, facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to the design process.

Mr. Lee received his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a licensed architect in New York State and is currently a member of The American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association.