Kristof Crolla (高仕棠) is a licensed architect who combines his architectural practice LEAD with an Assistant Professorship in Computational Design at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture (CUHK).
He both trained and taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London (AA) and worked for many years as Lead Architect for Zaha Hadid Architects. After graduating Magna Cum Laude at Ghent University and practicing in Belgium, he moved to London in 2005 and attended the AA’s master program Design Research Laboratory (AA-DRL), from where his student work with team “Sugar Inc.” was exhibited at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has been invited as a jury critic, lecturer and tutor in numerous institutions in Europe, China, Chile and South Africa and moved to Hong Kong in 2010 where he currently teaches and practices. He is the recipient of the Perspective 2012 40 under 40 Award.