Lam Leslie Lu received a Master of Architecture from Yale University in Connecticut, USA in 1977, and was the recipient of the Monbusho Scholarship of the Japanese Ministry of Culture in 1983, where he conducted research in design and urban theory in Tokyo. He is currently the principal of the Hong Kong Design Institute and academic director of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education.
Prior to this, he was head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. Lam Leslie Lu has worked with, among others, Cesar Pelli and Associates, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer and Associates, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates and Shinohara Kazuo on the design of the Centennial Hall of the Institute for Technology Tokyo. Moreover, he was visiting professor at Yale University and the Delft University of Technology as well as assistant lecturer for the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University.
He also lectured and served as design critic at major international universities such as Columbia, Cambridge, Delft, Princeton, Yale, Shenzhen, Tongji, Tsinghua and the Chinese University Hong Kong.