Otto Ng is an architect and artist dedicated to design advancement and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Otto received Full Tuition Fellowships and Alpha Rho Chi Medal from MIT and has lived and practiced architecture in the US, UK, and Italy. He has contributed to cross-disciplinary projects, including Foster + Partners’ Cruise Terminal as well as the Copenhagen Wheel and Audi Aida of MIT Senseable City Lab.
Currently, Otto is residing in Hong Kong, where he is Director of LAAB with Ricci Wong and Yip Chun Hang, and teaches as an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. Unlike a traditional architecture office, LAAB has adopted the Fab-Lab model, and has a unique blend of artists, architects, engineers, and craftsmen who see social interaction and ecological responsibility as essential as innovation and craftsmanship. The multi-disciplinary projects that they design and build include architecture, interiors, interactive art, event experience, products and urban concepts.
Otto's diverse experiences in art and architecture have won him multiple awards, including “40 under 40 Design Talents” by Perspective Global, MIT Schnitzer Artist Silver Prize and the HKU Alumni Prize Medal. He was a presenter at various public conferences, such as Good Design Talk and TEDx Kowloon.