HY William Chan

Cox Architecture

HY William Chan’s ambition in the sustainable built environment industry is reflected in his influence and advocacy on the world stage, and his design innovations and projects globally. A recent graduate of architecture (2018), William has used the power of innovation, technology and sustainability to empower refugee youth to design their own built environments globally. He has developed an award-winning life-changing desktop tool that creatively upcycles plastic waste in refugee camps into useful 3D-printed shelter elements, and at the same time, upskills young people in environmental sustainability. The initiative, the first of its kind in the world, educates young refugees in future skills, the circular economy and ‘green’ design.