Ever since the commencement of its practice on May 1, 1982, CYS has successfully implemented a wide variety of project types of substantial volume. Completed buildings range from commercial complexes, offices and hotels; luxury apartment complexes and high density housing estates; schools and housing for institutional concerns; recreation and resort facilities; ‘high-tech’ industrial centres and flatted factories; renovation of office buildings as well as residential estates.
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The architectural practice of CYS Associates was founded by Kenneth T H Chau in 1982, amalgamating with practices of R H Yu and Associates (founded 1978) and David Shelt and Associates (founded 1981). The firm became CYS Associates (Hong Kong) Ltd in 1987- CYS is under the directorship of Kenneth T H Chau, and Thomas H P Kam (David Shelt retired from the firm in 1986 and emigrated to Canada- Roderick Yu retired in1993).
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The company has maintained an office with fully qualified architects, supported by teams of architectural assistants and a drafting section and full CAD facilities- There is also a Site Supervisory Team and an Interior Design Section- The Directors are involved directly and closely on all aspects of all projects, from inception, design, construction, documentation to final implementation- The practice’s philosophy emphasizes on design excellence. with sound and innovative technical back up, balancing economy and aesthetics- BCI Asia Building & Construction Interchange has awarded CYS Associates (HK) Ltd as one of the Top Ten Market Leaders in Architecture in Hong Kong in 2005, 2007. 2008 a 2009 respectively-
CYS presently has associate offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Vancouver.