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Prof Justyna Karakiewicz

Prof Justyna Karakiewicz, RIBA, currently Associate Professor at University of Melbourne. Previously Associate Professor at HKU Department of Architecture, trained as an architect at the Westminster University and the Architectural Association. In 1984, Justyna was appointed a full-time tutor of the AA and at the same time established the practice PCKO. Six years later she joined London’s Bartlett School of Architecture of the University College as design tutor.

Justyna’s expertise lies primarily in high-density urbanism in which she completed her doctoral thesis at RMIT. She has exhibited work in Royal Academy (London), New York, Kyoto, Barcelona and some twenty other venues. Her numerous successes in international competitions include First Prizes in: Gateway to Mecca (1979); Crystal Palace Solar Housing Competition (1981: built); Dunkerque Waterfront (1992: partially built); Swansea Working Men’s Club (1995: built); awarded Prize for a drawing of a Work of Architecture awarded at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2005); Honorable Mention and prize in Asia Front Village 39th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition sponsored by Shinkenchikusha Co., Ltd., Prize (2004 ); and Honorable Mention in Modern Saudi House Design Competition (2004). She has been leader for the past two years of the Linear City research project examining density in Hong Kong.   

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