Alf Yeung Managing Director, Brock Carmichael Asia

BA DipArch DMS MSc RIBA MCMI MAPM

Alf rejoined Brock Carmichael as a partner in 2011 after serving the practice in the 80s and 90s. Alf has held senior executive positions in a number of real estate companies and has more than 20 years of experience in property development and project management projects globally in the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and Asia.

Alf’s interests in social, cultural and economic aspects of urban development leads to his belief that cities need to continue to re-invent themselves for sustainable evolution. He is interested in adaptive reuse of buildings and urban fabrics with community engagements.

Alf was qualified at Liverpool John Moores University and received a Masters degree in Construction Management from Bath University. He has also received executive management training from Harvard Law School, Franklin Covey Leadership Programme, Liverpool Business School and Richard Ivey Business School. He has also taught in Liverpool and Hong Kong and currently holds adjunct professorship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Favourite Brock Carmichael Project:

Ruthin School Dining Hall. A recent gem on a site I am so familiar within Clwyd Plain, assertively modern but building form offers appropriate reference to barn structures in the rural North Wales context. The triple height gable end glazing frames the nostalgic view I gazed upon daily from the dormitory window four decades ago. 

Favourite Building in Liverpool:

Royal Liver Building. The 1911 Grade One Listed iconic symbol of Liverpool waterfront not only evokes great deal of nostalgia of my beloved city but serves good memory of winning a student ideas competition for refurbishing the building in my happy Liverpool days.

Favourite Building in the UK:

Lord’s Media Centre, London by Future System. Still iconically futuristic after two decades, the first all aluminium semi-monocoque building in the world floating comfortably above the historic cricket ground. A fine example of creating a respectful statement, juxta-positioning the new and the old.

Alf’s projects (see most below):

 

  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall refurbishment & extension
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum, adaptive reuse of Albert Dock building, Liverpool
  • Adaptive reuse of Middlesex House, London 
  • YWCA Kowloon Centre, Hong Kong refurbishment & extension
  • Tianjin Binhai masterplan
  • Regeneration masterplan for Wuli, Kunming
  • Eco-tourism masterplan for Shilin Forest, Kunming

My favourite Brock Carmichael project

My favourite building in Liverpool

My favourite building in the UK