Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell
The duo’s best-known projects have been widely championed as benchmarks for sustainable design in the face of global climate change. WOHA’s architectural approach answers the joint crises of a changing world, unprecedented population growth in cities, and increasingly dysfunctional infrastructure. Wong and Hassell have lead a team intent upon improving the day-to-day existence of city residents.
With projects ranging from residential towers, hotels and public housing to transportation hubs and institutional buildings, Wong and Hassell’s design expertise has lead to the betterment of peoples across the world, all done with a social conscience and design flair.
With an ever-growing portfolio of hotel, resort, house, mixed use and public project work, Hill’s lauded designs are featured across the Asia Pacific region, and have been published in books, journals and magazines across the world. Hill has also been an eminent guest speaker at the Universities of Hawaii, Western Australia, Queensland and Singapore, and at national conventions in India, Sri Lanka and Australia.
As a multidisciplinary practice, Hecker Guthrie’s approach to design has been to create a unique identity for all projects that they work on. This authenticity has resonated in the design solutions they have proposed over the years, as well as in the selection of materials and knowledge sharing that they offer.
The firm’s body of work rests within the hospitality, residential, retail and commercial sectors, and the pair work both locally and abroad with each design drawing on their expertise in integrating interiors, building, objects and gardens together.
Believing that each new project is a chance for new opportunities, Smart harnesses the personalities and requirements of clients to achieve a bespoke and catered result.
Smart’s career has spanned across architecture and interiors of many forms, always with respect to the environment in which a project sits.
Nik’s work crosses many boundaries, ranging from master planning, civic and commercial buildings, to intimate interiors. It’s Nik’s ability to move between these complex disciplines that that ensures Woods Bagot’s success across multiple project types.
With a truly global portfolio of work, his experience stretches as across an array of sectors including commercial, residential, recreational, and tourism projects. In part, such diversity is reflected through Chan’s ongoing commitment to fostering emerging design and architectural talent throughout the region. Chan has also served as a longtime tutor, examiner and adjunct professor in the School of Architecture (National University Singapore), and as an external critic at the University Malaya.
Having recently published his memoir Green Ink on an Envelope in 2014, his inspiring architectural story has stretched over 4 decades – a history which has garnered a collection of the industry’s most prestigious accolades including the 2011 President’s Design Award for Designer of the Year.