Wei Shan Chia

BA(Hons), DipArch, RIBA, ARB

School of Architecture

Teaching Associate


I have been a part time tutor at the University of Sheffield since 2014 and became co-leader and design tutor for Year 1 in 2018. Prior to joining the University of Sheffield, I was involved with establishing and teaching on the architectural design course at the Hong Kong Design Institute.

I am also a practising architect and a director at CW2/Architects. Our background is in the design of bespoke dwellings, social housing, art galleries and educational buildings.

I previously worked as Project Architect at Alison Brooks Architects on the Stirling Prize nominated housing development at Newhall. I have also spent periods of time working for DSDHA, London and Studio Shanghai.

Research interests

My research interest is in the spatial configurations of East and West learning environments and their relationship to pedagogy and I presented a paper at the Sino-UK Architecture Symposium at Sheffield University in 2014

Teaching activities

I am a studio design tutor in Year 1 and also co-ordinate communications module ARC101. I have previously taught hand drawing workshops for ARC101. I am the Year 1 Co-Leader

Professional activities
  • RIBA Registered Architect