The A&D Trophy Awards (previously The Perspective Awards) were created in 2004 to celebrate excellence in architecture, interior design and product design across Asia-Pacific and beyond.
For the past 15 years, with a strong network and widespread support from leading industry figures as far afield as Europe and the US, the A&D Trophy Awards — held annually in November / December — have grown from humble beginnings into a competition which is truly respected by the community it serves, with a panel of expert local and international judges comparable with other awards shows globally.
The 2018 award ceremony took place on November 16 at Eaton Club Central, Hong Kong. There were a record number of entries to this year’s awards to cap another year of impressive achievements for design projects across the Asia region. The awards marked yet another ground-breaking development in the region’s leading architecture, interiors and product design competition. In attendance were over three hundred guests, including shortlisted award winners, judges, architects and interior designers, as well as board members from leading local architect and design associations.
What our attendees said about the A&D Trophy Awards 2018:
"What impressed me about the event were two things. One is diversity. By this I mean the type, size and nature of projects but also the diversity of the entries. Among the winners were established professionals – people like SOM and KPF. But there were a lot of youngsters – one-man, two-men offices. There was diversity from all over this region of Asia – Singapore, Hong Kong, China, maybe Korea. The other thing that impressed me was the youthful spirit. There were a variety of entries, but the majority of them were really young professionals, young designers, young practitioners. You could feel the youthful spirit in their participation, in the quality and ambience of their work. And that is encouraging." (Rocco Yim, principal, Rocco Design Architects)
"I was delighted to join this great event; congratulations to Perspective for holding these awards to celebrate excellence in architecture and architectural space design. I hope in the years to come that more colleagues, professionals and designers will join this event to make its impact even more far-reaching." (Marvin Chen, 2017-2018 president of Hong Kong Institute of Architects)
"Thank you, A&D Trophy Awards. I’m extremely honoured and grateful for getting six amazing projects [recognized]. You’ve been an amazing support for our practice. Without you, I think we would not be where we are today. I’m extremely grateful, thank you!" (Lyndon Neri, founding partner, Neri&Hu and Design Republic)
"Another successful night – good vibe, good crowd, good catering." (Alistair Leung, director & head of interiors, Ronald Lu & Partners)
"We all had a wonderful time. Everything was just perfect – meeting old friends and making new friends, too." (Chong Chiu Fung, chief creative officer, Steve Leung Designers)
"It was a great pleasure and an honour to win the awards. I can’t thank Perspective enough. It means so much to us as a firm. Perspective has been an iconic industry journal in Hong Kong for the 30 years I have been here and it’s just a tremendous honour to be a partner with you in this; it means a tremendous amount to our clients to have imagined such an incredible event. I’m sure there were over 300 people there. I wish you all the best and look forward to your electronic version this coming year." (John Sellery, group managing director, M Moser Associates)
"It was a great event as usual and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I think these awards are highly coveted as they are about built projects rather than renders. They are serious and important awards." (Viraj Chatterjee, founder and design principal, One Landscape Design)
"It was my first time attending the A&D Trophy Awards and I was amazed by the number of attendees and participants. I think the overall setup was great, with excellent hospitality and a smooth event rundown." (Eric Wong, account manager, Well Favour Woodworks)
“Perspective’s Awards have long been a well-regarded annual industry event. It is always good to be back and mingle with the industry peers.” (Ken Ip, Head of Marketing at Atkins Architecture)
“There are not many similar events like this in Hong Kong; I would definitely recommend it to my colleagues.” (Andrea Ponti, Founder of Ponti Design Studio)
“We really enjoyed the event and thought it was very professional and well organised.” (Katherine Kemp, Principal of ZWEI Interiors Architecture)
“The night was a resounding success” (Joanne Chow, Director of BoConcept)
“What we enjoyed most about working with Perspective for the A&D Trophy Awards was their unending creativity and responsiveness. This year, they brought us fresh and imaginative ideas on how to stage our products and provided hands-on supervision for every technical aspect required to make sure our products were displayed at their best!” (Philips Lighting, Hong Kong)
"Thanks for organising the event, and congratulations on its success. The venue, music and people are great. Keep it up!" (Jason Yung, Founder, Jason Caroline Design)
"The party was [a] great, great experience. Warm atmosphere, nice people, and a nice place," (Zhenfei Wang, Principal, HHDFUN, China)
"A well-organised, professional awards show. Well done!" (Johan Persson, Founder/Director, C’monde Studios)
"The award organisation was spotless and the award night was great fun," Dr. Stefan Krakhofer, Principal, studio KRAKHOF)
"The night was a great success, so much fun and it was an absolute pleasure to be a judge!" (Alix Lawson, Co-founder, Lawson Robb, London)