Rocco Yim was born and educated in Hong Kong. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong he joined the firm of Spence Robinson for two years before starting his own practice in 1979, which eventually evolved into a partnership with Messrs Patrick P W Lee and Bernard M B Hui in 1982. Since winning a First Prize Award for the L’Opéra de la Bastille international competition in 1983, his works have consistently been awarded both in Hong Kong and internationally. Recent accolades include ARCASIA Gold Medals in 1994 & 2003, The Chicago Athenaeum Architectural Award in 2006, The Kenneth F. Brown Award in 2007, and winning designs through international competitions for The Guangdong Museum in 2004, and the HKSAR Government Headquarters at Tamar in 2007. Rocco is a regular invited speaker in international symposia/seminars, such as Arcasia Forum, the biennial IAA Symposia, the Harvard GSD Conference & New Trends Architecture 2005, and his work has been published in such regional and international journals including SD, SPACE, AR, Zoo, ROOT, Domus, Frames, Art in America and Architectural Review. He is currently on the Advisory Council for the HKU Department of Architecture, Adjunct Professor in HKU SPACE and a Museum Adviser to the LCSD. His work was published in The City in Architecture in 2003 and Being Chinese in Architecture in 2004. A new monograph will be published in the second quarter of 2012.