Chou joined the London studio in August 2021 as a Part II Architectural Assistant after graduating from Newcastle University.
Originating from Malaysia, where the majority of cities are designed around the motor vehicle, city dwellers heavily rely on private vehicle to travel from place to place. This prompted Chou’s interest in researching and designing places, that not only liberate people from car dependency, but also in creating places that respect the culture, climate and respond to its social and economic context. On a smaller building scale, Chou is heavily invested in the intimacy and subtlety of everyday life and translating these mundane human ‘marks’ into architecture; an everyday architecture, focused on people.
With his attention to detail and focus on human experience, Chou is currently part of the HS2 Euston architecture team, in partnership with Grimshaw, working and developing the station’s architectural design. Before joining Haptic, Chou had worked in Malaysia on projects ranging from a small-scale retreat to a large-scale leisure and commercial park.