Peter W. Ferretto was born in Manchester in 1972. He graduated from both Cambridge and Liverpool Universities. He worked as a registered Architect (ARB) for several international architectural practices, including Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, before establishing his own firm, PWFERRETTO in 2009 (Seoul). He started his academic career as a Unit Master at the Architectural Association in London where he also directed the Seoul Visiting School. In 2009 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Architecture at Seoul National University in Korea and since 2014 has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Associate Professor of Design and Practice. Ferretto’s main research focus is the relationship between architectural design and the city. He has written many essays on architecture and the city, and is also the author of several books such as Place/Seoul (2015) and Architectural Notes (2014). In 2016 he was awarded the General Research Fund (GRF) by the Research Grants Council of HK for a project entitled “Urban Pauses: Reclaiming Hong Kong’s Residual Urban Spaces”.