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John Ng


  • John Ng
  • Area

    School of Architecture


    ADS9 Tutor

    • Architecture
  • John Ng teaches ADS9, alongside Brendon Carlin, as tutor in the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art

  • Biography

  • John Ng has been teaching at the Architectural Association School of Architecture since 2011; as Diploma 5 Unit Tutor with Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efren García Grinda (2011–2013); and as First Year Studio Master (2012–present).

    John practices architecture in London. He founded Elsewhere in 2011 with a focus on architectural competitions. Several of Elsewhere’s projects have been awarded honourable mentions and first prize in international competition. He has previously worked with PHASE3 Architecture and Design (2013–present), vPPR Architects (2011–2013) and DSDHA (2005–2009).

    John graduated with AA Diploma from Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2011 and in 2008 he graduated from University of Bath with First Class Honours.

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  • Practice

  • Elsewhere is led by John Ng since 2011. Elsewhere was founded with a focus on competitions as a way to imagine a repertoire of architectural projects. Elsewhere makes architectural projects and everything in between.

  • External collaborations

  • (2011–Present) Visiting Critic: University of Bath, University of Westminster, UCL Bartlett, Oxford Brookes University, University of Newcastle, University of Greenwich, Syracuse University, Institut fur Kunst und Architektur (Vienna)

    (2012) Competition Judge, International ContestA

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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Lecture

    (2017) Lecture on 5 years’ work of Elsewhere, at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.


    Díaz Moreno, C. and García Grinda, E. (2014). Third Natures, London: Architectural Association.

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  • Awards and Grants

  • (2016) Honourable Mention; Kaunas Science Island Competition (Joint entry with Amid.Cero9)

    (2016) Design Commendation: AA Hooke Park Wakeford Hall Competition

    (2012) High Commendation; Alexander Greek Thomson Installation Competition

    (2011) First Prize; International ContestA, Flamenco School, Jerez, Spain.

    (2009) Recipient of Baylight Scholarship; two year full-fee scholarship to study diploma at Architectural Association School of Architecture

    (2008) Best Final Year Exhibit; Hays Architecture 

Selected work