Hong Kong – On 17 January 2020, HOK’s Asia Pacific practice announced leadership changes to its Hong Kong-based Hospitality group. J Lee Rofkind, AIA, LEED AP, has joined as the new regional leader of Hospitality. She succeeds Julia Monk, FAIA, FIIDA, who retired at the end of 2019.
Rofkind brings 30 years of experience to HOK, with a global portfolio that includes work with leading hospitality brands including Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental, St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton and Grand Hyatt. She comes to HOK from BUZ Design Consultants Ltd. in Hong Kong, where she was founder and principal. Rofkind also previously served as design director of Hyatt International Asia Pacific. She was a founding member and past president of the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
“HOK has long been a leader in the design of resorts, urban hotels and other hospitality projects across the region,” said Paul Collins, RIBA, HKIA, Managing Director of HOK’s Asia Pacific practice. “We are thrilled to welcome J Lee to HOK. She will be an exceptional partner for our team and hospitality clients across the region.”