From a young age, Steve Leung knew he wanted to be an architect. He lived with his extended family and had witnessed the work of his uncle, an architect.
“I had always admired him because he is a real artist—he’s an architect, he could draw very well, play music very well, and both his English and Chinese calligraphy were amazing,” shares Leung, the founder of Hong Kong-based Steve Leung Architects and Steve Leung Design Group.
While he was not as artistic as his uncle, Leung was also creative. He played with scale models and Lego, and enjoyed making things. Determined to pursue his singular interest, he eventually applied to study architecture at the University of Hong Kong.
“It was my only choice. I was very foolish because people always put down a second choice, as there’s no guarantee you’ll be accepted into your first choice. Luckily, I was admitted,” chuckles the bespectacled architect during our Zoom interview.