Being Chinese in Architecture
No one has been knowing and building more city buildings in Hong Kong than Hong Kong architect Rocco Yim. Founded as Rocco Design Associates in 1979 and thereafter joined by Mr Patrick Lee and Mr Bernard Hui in 1982, Rocco has also been involved in various professional boards — Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Architects Registration Board, Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, and Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong.
Having established its predecessor firm Rocco Design Associates, Yim founded Rocco Design, a Hong Kong-based multi-disciplinary architectural firm dedicated to the uncompromising fundamentals of architecture and its practice. The practice was subsequently joined by partners Patrick P W Lee and Bernard M B Hui in 1980 and 1982 respectively. Its work is guided by a persistent attention to the quality of the total environment. A sensitivity to users' needs and clients' expectations are very often reflected in the pursuit of a fine balance between the creative and functional dimensions of a project — the innovative and pragmatic elements of design, as well as construction budget and programmatic control.