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Sunny Choi

Sunny Choi

Assistant Professor

  • V502k
  • +852 2766 4453
  • Expertise: Urban Design, Environmental Design, Ecosystem, Hyper-morphology, Interior urban environments and spaces


Dr Sunny Choi has been working at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2020. Her education includes a BA from RMIT University, an MA from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, an MPhil from University College London, a PhD in urban design from Oxford Brookes University, Post-doctoral research from Oxford University and a professional practice qualification in Urban Economics from Harvard University. She is also a founding partner of Choi-Comer Asia Ltd., an interior & architecture and urban design practice and research lab in Hong Kong, the Chairperson for Media and Publications for the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design and the Chief-Editor and Creator of its online Journal Urbanie & Urbanus.

Teaching Area

  • Interior & Environmental Design
  • Transitional Environment Design
  • Urban and quasi-urban spaces


Research Outputs

Choi, H.S. Bruyns, G., Reeve, A., and Cui, M., 2023, The Negotiated Public Realm in the Contemporary City. City, Territory and Architecture, Vol 10, No 10. 

Choi, H.S. Bruyns, G, 2022, The Urbanism of Metabolism by Raffaele Pernice, Book review, U&U Issue 7, Hong Kong Institute Urban Design. 

Cheng, D.S., Choi, H.S., Elkin, D., 2022, The Hong Kong-Mainland China Border: Past, Present, and Future, U&U Issue 7, Hong Kong Institute Urban Design. 

Jin, Y.,Choi,H.S. and Elkin,D., 2022, The value of edible community gardens for the elderly in the specific environment condition, during the epidemic: using a case of Nanjing in China, U&U Issue 7, Hong Kong Institute Urban Design.

Gutierrez, L., Bruyns, G., Choi, H.S. 2022, The role of transitional environments design: a new paradigm in Hong Kong,15th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism_ IFoU 1st July 2022. 

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Choi, H.S., 2019. Urban marginality in Hong Kong’s global diaspora, Springer.

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Choi, H.S., 2017, Creative Neighbourhood for the Chinese city both old & new, Choi-Comer Asia Publisher

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Choi, H.S., 2017, Responsive Environments: A Manual For Designers, Korean Edition, Architectural Press

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