Beh Swee Chiew is the CEO of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd (RSP), the group’s corporate headquarter in Singapore. An RSP stalwart for over 30 years, Beh has played a pivotal role in steering the company’s growth, both domestically in Singapore and on the global stage in key markets like Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Indonesia.
As the CEO, Beh assumes the mantle of responsibility for shaping the group’s strategic vision and fostering holistic growth strategies. His forward-thinking leadership has been instrumental in spearheading innovative initiatives such as the RSP.SM Energy group, RSP Lifestyle, and RSP META. These ventures are designed to meet changing consumer needs that are increasingly more environmentally conscious, community-minded and extending from the physical to virtual realms, where design meets humanity.
In his capacity as CEO, Beh has oversight across all corporate functions, including Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Development, Strategic Planning, Information Technology, as well as Marketing and Communications. His astute stewardship ensures seamless integration and optimal functioning of these critical components within the organisation.
Beh’s distinguished career includes the successful management of numerous projects across an array of sectors, encompassing hospitality, residential, commercial offices, retail, educational institutions, infrastructure, and industrial facilities. Notably, he has been instrumental in successfully delivering projects since the early days of Singapore’s industrialisation journey, under the initiatives of the Economic Development Board, aimed at developing strategic industrial clusters. His leadership has been vital in helping multinational corporations from Europe and the United States like REC and Halliburton to establish their greenfield operations in Singapore, contributing significantly to the growth of these industries within the country.
In recognition of his tireless contributions to the industry, Beh was honoured with the title of “Who’s Who in Engineering Singapore 2020” by the Institution of Engineers Singapore. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and a senior member of the Institution of Engineers Singapore. Tapping on his wealth of experience with the China market, Beh is also appointed as a council member of the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council, as well as the Singapore-Shandong Business Council by the Singapore government.
Beh holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore. An advocate for knowledge-sharing and nurturing the next generation of professionals in the Built Environment sector. Beh is dedicated to sharing his wealth of experience and insights with young professionals and students.
Senior Managing Director Singapore
Chee Kien is a senior leader at RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd (RSP), the group’s corporate headquarter in Singapore. Bringing more than 30 years of experience to the practice, he champions architectural design across the group, and leads the Master Planning division.
He holds that the society is immensely influenced by its spaces, and architects therefore have the responsibility to connect the past, present and future in the surviving milieu. A believer in searching for the right questions to distill the essence and arriving at the right balance, his works reflect how spaces can be used to enrich and uplift the wider communities.
Prior to RSP, he was the Chief Architect at Jurong Consultants, the corporatised arm of JTC Corporation, the lead government agency to spearhead the planning, promotion and development of Singapore’s industrial landscape. He was involved in the development of Singapore’s leading R&D and knowledge hub, One-North’s Fusionopolis and Biopolis clusters. Having a multitude of major projects under his belt such as the iconic ITE College Central; the integrated waterfront development Punggol Watertown & Waterway Point; the largest wood building in Asia, Gaia; Singapore Institute of Technology; the Mandai Wildlife precinct; CapitaSpring; and Altez, Chee Kien is able to bring a holistic design approach that fulfills the needs of the stakeholder and users.
Chee Kien is a Registered Architect, and a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects, Royal Institute of British Architects and the American Institute of Architects. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts (Arch Studies) from the National University of Singapore.
Managing Director Singapore
Ng Meng Hui is one of the key management leading the architectural division at RSP. With more than 30 years of experience, Meng Hui brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the entire architectural and project management process, especially in large-scale collaborative projects.
He has built an impressive portfolio of works covering residential, hospitality, retail, and office projects. This includes notable projects such as Grand Hyatt Hotel, Raffles City, Singapore Expo, the most recent Resorts World Sentosa revitalisation as well as the award-winning The Interlace.
As one of the leaders in sustainable designs, he has been actively building up expertise and knowledge in the design of green buildings within RSP. He is also a certified Green Mark Manager by Singapore’s Building Construction Authority and has contributed to shaping the planning guidelines for skyrise greenery in Singapore.
Meng Hui is a Registered Architect and has served as a council member with the Singapore Institute of Architects from 2009 to 2012. He is also a member of the Investigation Panel with the Professional Engineers Board from 2012 to 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (with Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
Managing Director China
As one of the founding professionals of RSP’s China office in 2003, Shi Lu has been fully involved in all aspects of the company’s growth in China. As Managing Director, she developed RSP’s Beijing and Shanghai offices to provide design service to various clients in China. She led projects including SIDA Campus in Beijing, CapitaLand malls in different cities of China, Yangmadao master plan, and SIDA projects in Africa. She was also involved in a wide range of projects covering hospitality, offices, education and interior design. Her role today encompasses corporate development and the building of strong client relationships.
With more than two decades of experience, Shi Lu is a National First Class Registered Architect of China. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering in Architecture from Tong Ji University (Shanghai Institute of Urban Construction).
Managing Director/ Creative Director UAE
Michael believes that architecture centres around the engagements and interactions users have with the physical environment. As a designer, he is focus on developing a brand, creating an identity and building a concept specific to the region and the community. He sees joy in the endless possibilities of how good designs can evoke people’s emotions while addressing their social needs, and ultimately nurture growth. Through the integration of innovative design and latest technology, he aims to define spatial footprints that become legacies that last for generations.
With over 20 years of experience spreading across Asia, Middle East and Europe, many of his projects have won multiple regional and international architecture awards. These include the Institute of British Architect Regional (RIBA) Award for Downe Hospital in Northern Ireland and shortlist in the World Architecture Festival for Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. In 2019, Michael was listed as one of the Top Creative 30 accomplished architects in the UAE by Design Middle East and runner-up for Best Architect in the Middle East by Middle East Consultant.
Michael is frequently invited to international conferences and universities to share his experience with the industry and aspiring designers. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Sheffield University, UK.
Managing Director India
Arunjot Singh Bhalla has more than 26 years of architectural experience, with a significant part of his career in Singapore and India. As one of the founding professionals of RSP’s India office, Arunjot has been fully involved in all aspects of the company’s growth. Over the years, he has worked on a wide range of projects including IT campuses, commercial, retail, residential developments, interior design and master plans. His role today encompasses corporate development and design with a focus on strategy and planning.
Arunjot holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture, and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies, majoring in Architecture and Urbanism, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
Managing Director Malaysia
Ar Hud Bakar started primary school at SMJK Meru and was selected to continue his secondary education at Victoria Institution under Yayasan Selangor scholarship program. He was always an achiever in sports and academic during his school days. He was the school rugby player and was active in soccer, hockey, archery and many other sports. During his studies, he received numerous academic awards and in 1980, Ar. Hud Bakar completed his high school as the top Malay student from Victoria Institution. Thirty-seven years later, in 2017, Victoria Institution awarded him the school’s “Most Gentlemen Award” for his academic and career achievements.
In 1981, Ar. Hud Bakar was awarded a Public Service Scholarship to study in America where he completed his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from LSU in 1986. He then continued his studies at UC Berkeley California where he finished his Master of Architecture degree in 1988. Ar Hud Bakar was always the top scorer in college where he was consistently listed in the Dean’s List. Upon his graduation in 1986, he was also awarded as the “Best Technology Student” and listed in the “Who’s Who among American Universities”.
Ar. Hud Bakar started his career in HOK San Francisco. He was then made a director of Kumpulan Senireka Sdn Bhd before moving on to take over RSP Malaysia in 1996. Today, with staff strength of more than 150 people, he has successfully completed and is involved in numerous projects from simple overhead bridges, residential, commercial, hospitality, sports and institutional buildings. Among the notable landmarks buildings are MITEC, MACC HQ, Jakim Buildings in Putrajaya, Paradigm Mall, Naza & LTH Tower in Platinum Park, Hilton and St Regis in KL Sentral. He has also completed many headquarters of companies and corporations such as MITI, Felda Tower, UEM, Bank Islam, Public Bank, Great Eastern, SSM and Matrade.
The ‘under construction’ buildings of 8-Conlay Kempinski/ Residential towers and PNB 118 tower- which will stand as the 2nd tallest building in the world upon completion- are managed by him.
His practice has won many awards, being published in many magazines and newsletters and is among the top 5 architect’s practice in Malaysia.
Managing Director (Hangzhou), China and Executive Director, Singapore Singapore
Chen Hong leads the Master Planning and Urban Design division of RSP, bringing more than 32 years of expertise in master planning, urban design, and architectural design.
She believes in master plan and design that respects both the nature and culture while creating long-term value for the whole community. With her experience across many large-scale projects in different parts of Asian and Middle East region countries, she brings fresh perspectives and designs that encapsulates the needs of the users and ecosystem while emphasising the fundamentals of Singapore planning experience.
Previously part of the Hangzhou Qianjiang New CBD Construction & Management Committee of China, she jointly oversaw all planning and urban design works in Hangzhou CBD with a strong focus on the planning research and implementing of vertical pedestrian system to create vibrant public spaces.
Chen Hong has been widely invited to participate public talks and forums to promote RSP planning philosophy and Singapore practice and experience, also giving lectures in universities as guest professor and providing training to city government officials in China. She was editor and contributor to a few books about Singapore planning and China underground development. From 2021 to 2023, Chen Hong has been invited as international jury member for a few major planning and architectural design competition projects in Russia.
Chen Hong is a Full Member of Singapore Institute of Planners, also a National Registered Architect and Urban Planner of China. She holds a degree of Master of Arts in Urban Design in School of Design & Environment from National University of Singapore, and has been a visiting scholar in urban planning at University of Illinois in Chicago, USA.
General Director Vietnam
Quee Peng has more than 20 years of architectural experience leading major projects across Asia. He believes that architecture is an inextricable part of our experience and has the power to transform and inform our sensibilities and perceptions, from personal spaces to our interaction with society at large. Quee Peng takes a whole-of-life cycle approach on projects, from new development to brownfield asset enhancement, to deliver quality to stakeholders at all levels.
He joined RSP’s Singapore Studio in 2018 and is most recently part of the multi-billion mega expansion of Resort World Sentosa and new integrated mixed use development One Holland Village in Singapore. His diverse portfolio also includes residential, commercial, industrial as well as Asset Enhancement Initiatives.
Prior to RSP, Quee Peng held senior roles across several multi-national architectural firms, and the management of their overseas operations in China and India. He was also in the Singapore Institute of Architect’s IT Committee to support the industry in the adoption of new technologies.
Quee Peng is a Singapore registered architect as well as a certified Green Mark Manager, Universal Design Assessor and Design for Safety Professional.
Head of Business/ Executive Director Singapore
Yoke Foong maintains that architecture is a craft as it is about designing for the soul. Beyond its physical form and appeal, a space should inspire and be guided by empathy for its users. She relates the experience to that of a family recipe that always has an interesting story behind.
With her appreciation of the interaction between people and the space as well as more than 20 years of experience, she brings practical advice and insights into every project she handles. These values are reflected through the projects she has led including the refurbishment of Alexandra Hospital, redevelopment of Clarke Quay into a retail and entertainment hub, Canberra MRT Station and multiple projects at one of the best airports in the world, Singapore’s Changi Airport.
She is enthusiastic about helping budding architects and is one of the resident judges for Asian Young Designer Awards, an annual competition organised by Nippon Paint.
A registered architect, a certified Universal Design Assessor, a Design for Safety Professional and a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects, Yoke Foong holds a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture Studies) and Master of Architecture from the National University of Singapore. As Head of Business/ Executive Director, she leads new business initiatives and operations for RSP Singapore.
Executive Director Singapore
Wee Kwok is the lead design architect of RSP and has 20 years of experience with an impressive portfolio of award-winning projects,specifically in the education, mixed use and civic sectors. He believes that architecture should lift the human spirit, connect emotionally with people when they use these spaces and they are reflected throughout his works.
He was the key designer of the LASALLE College of the Arts and with a vision to create a learning environment without any boundaries, it became the winning design of an international design competition. The project went on to win the prestigious President’s Design Award among many other accolades. Wee Kwok also developed the winning design for *SCAPE, a dedicated youth space in the city, in the *Scape Architectural Design Competition organised by the Ministry of Community Development for Youth and Sports. His portfolio of projects also include Westgate, Cairnhill Nine & Ascott Orchard, Singapore Achifest Pavilion, Changi Airport Terminal, Singapore Institute of Technology Campus Court, etc.
Wee Kwok graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture Studies) and Master of Architecture from the National University of Singapore.
Executive Director Singapore
Sonny Chionh has more than 20 years of architectural project experience in the design, coordination and implementation of large and medium-sized projects across the education, healthcare, residential, civic, hospitality, offices and retail sectors.
With a wealth of notable award-winning projects under his belt, such as Westgate, Funan, Holiday Inn Express Clark Quay, Grand Park City Hall Hotel’s rejuvenation, Sonny is sensitive to the varied requirement of projects, and can meld users’ needs with the site context.
Sonny is passionate about driving sustainability in the built environment. Specifically, he is concerned about the huge drivers of carbon emission – energy consumption and embodied energy. At the industry level, he is part of the Singapore Institute of Architects Sustainability Committee, Singapore Green Building Council Technical Committee and Singapore Standards SS485 Work Group to help build up capabilities and awareness. In designing buildings, he advocates a sustainable approach by pushing for the use of clean energy and maximise any potential reuse of material, while balancing pragmatism.
He believes in the unconditional sharing of knowledge and the need to imbue all in the industry. Sonny frequently shares his experience and expertise on sustainability and universal design at various industry forums.
Sonny is also RSP’s Quality & Environmental Manager, focused on driving ISO and best practise for quality and environmental approaches within the firm. He is a Registered Architect with the Board of Architects in Singapore and a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects. He graduated with a Diploma in Architectural Technology from Singapore Polytechnic and with Honours in Bachelor of Architecture from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Executive Director Singapore
Sew Guan has more than 21 years of engineering design and team management experience across a diverse portfolio of projects working with international partners.
With a focus on complex and new-to-market engineering innovations that challenge the norm, he is well-versed in navigating the design and built process to achieve the desired vision of the building design. Some of his key projects include EDEN by Thomas Heatherwick that spot a façade of deep and dramatic cantilevered balconies; asset enhancement of i12Katong; Wuxi Biologic Plant and Soitec, as well as the upcoming Singapore Institute of Technology in Punggol Digital District.
Sew Guan is also passionate about driving sustainability and the digital transformation in the built environment. He was part of the team in the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES) supporting the Digital Delivery Management (DDM) accreditation with the Singapore Building and Construction Authority. In addition, Sew Guan has attained Tier 1 accerditation in the Digital Delivery Management Accreditation Scheme.
He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer with the Professional Engineer Board in Singapore, a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom and an ABC (Active Beautiful and Clean) Waters Professional with The Institution of Engineers in Singapore. He hold a 1st Class Honours in Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, UK and Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
Executive Director India
Kiran Uchil has over 30 years of extensive and diversified experience in a wide range of projects. He joined RSP in 1998 and has been leading a large team of professionals in the design and development of IT parks, office complexes, commercial, retail and residential projects.
He is a graduate of L S Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai. He is registered with the Council of Architecture in India, American Institute of Architects, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Indian Institute of Architects, and Practicing Engineers, Architects and Planners Association.
Executive Director India
Anshu Mahajan is a 1984 graduate of Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh. He is registered with Council of Architecture, India; Fellow, Indian Institute of Architects. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in wide range of projects. He has held senior positions at the renowned Delhi based practices of Raj Rewal and Associates and S K Das Consultants.
He has also been consultant to Takshaka, a National Institute of Design Firm, on several prestigious projects. Anshu joined RSP in 2002 and has been since leading a large team of professionals and handling a diversified portfolio.
As RSP’s Design Director, Gabriel has been one of the key principal designers for many of the firm’s award winning projects such as the Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay, LASALLE College of the Arts, ION Orchard and Dover MRT Station. He has over 30 years of architectural experience in leading major projects in Singapore and other cities such as London, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Shanghai.
Gabriel sees the design process as a conscious act of enabling and making critical observations, encouraging improvements to enrich the users’ environment. The built environment is only as good as the activities and happenings that are enabled by design. He is constantly interested in the outcome of each project he was involved in, as life begins when the project completes. The continual observation become important by-product in itself, and yet critical design tool over time.
With a passion in nurturing the next generation of architects, he is an advocate of knowledge-sharing and is constantly mindful of the value of his guidance on them.
A registered architect with the Architects Registration Board (UK) and a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (UK), he holds a Bachelor of Art in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Liverpool, UK.
With more than 23 years of architectural project experience, Chan Ai Hup has worked on a diverse range of projects, covering residential, industrial, institutional, infrastructure, sports & recreation, retail and conservation projects. She has helped to transform Clarke Quay, a historic entertainment district and has worked on other notable projects like the Maplewoods and Buckley Classique Condominium, the Sentosa Intra-island cableway project and industrial projects like Pfizer, Lonza, GSK pharmaceutical plants and the Halliburton Completion Tools Manufacturing Plant. She is a Registered Architect and a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects, with a Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) and Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Singapore.
With the belief that our physical environment will have an immerse impact in shaping the community, Colin approach projects with the goal to inspire the collaborative process of placemaking. He is also adept in seeking for the most appropriate solution that sensitively considers the requirement of the clients and needs of the users.
His people-centric approach and expertise in project management are reflected throughout his portfolio of projects with a focus on the mixed use and residential sectors. Colin has more than 30 years of experience in architectural projects in Singapore, Vietnam and Australia. They include the iconic ION development, ultra luxurious EDEN condominium as well as the award-winning Altez condominium in Singapore and Mulberry Lane in Vietnam.
Colin is a Registered Architect with the Board of Architects in Singapore and a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture & Bachelor of Design Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Lau Shuh Ling has more than 24 years of architectural design and project experience in a range of projects from residential, to recreational, hospitality, institutional, industrial, office and conservation. Some of the projects she has worked on include Grange Residences, The Sea View and Nanyang Polytechnic campus expansion. She is part of the internal quality audit management team ensuring good processes and documentations are in place. She is a Registered Architect and a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects. She received a Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) and Bachelor of Architecture (with Honours) from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia.
Cheam Leng See brings more than 26 years of engineering and project management experience to her work. Her range of work covers industrial, hospitality, institutional, residential and offices. Some of her major projects include the Halliburton Completion Tools Manufacturing Plant, REC Integrated Solar Manufacturing Facility, BCA Academy Building and GEMS World Academy. She is an ISO 9000 Internal Quality Auditor. She earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
Cai Silan has more than 20 years of engineering experience. She has worked on a range of major projects, from residential, hospitality to mixed developments. Some of key projects include Oxley Towers, Farrer Square and Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay. She earned a Bachelor and Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University, China.
Anthony has close to 30 years of engineering experience in a wide variety of projects including residential, education, industrial, commercial, infrastructure and conservation developments.
With his deep expertise, he is able to provide practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to deliver on the vision of the project. He believes in looking at engineering challenge in a systematic and analytical way. The successful delivery of highly complex engineering projects such as the world-renowned Jewel Changi Airport, award-winning LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore’s first train station built over a live train line, Dover MRT station, stands testimony to his approach.
He holds that clear communications and close collaboration with all the stakeholders are key to every project. These have allowed him to develop symbiotic relationships with the project team to tackle and resolve any challenges on the job. Some of the other major projects that Anthony has led include AEI of Great World City, refurbishment of Changi Airport Terminal 2 and Ascott Raffles Place.
Anthony is RSP’s joint Quality & Environment Manager, overseeing quality and environmental aspects, ensuring good processes for smooth execution of projects. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Toledo, Ohio USA.
Nina Loo has more than 30 years of architectural project experiences in a diverse range of projects, from mixed development to commercial, retail, residential, education, sports & recreation, and hospitality. She has managed several challenging projects including the award-winning CapitaSpring, Pinnacle@Duxton and the largest condominium development, d’Leedon. She was also part of the team for the iconic Jewel at Changi Airport. Nina is a Registered Architect and a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects since 1992. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture Studies) and Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Singapore.
Chris Tan has more than 22 years of architectural project experience in a range of projects covering residential, commercial and industrial types. Some of her key projects include Jewel Changi Airport, Tampines Mall and d’Leedon. Her achievements include being awarded a Certificate of Merit and Medal from the Singapore Institute of Architects and a Prize Award for a Nursery Design.
She is a Registered Architect and a member of the Singapore Institute of Architects. She has a Diploma in Architectural Technology from the Singapore Polytechnic and received a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture Studies) and Architecture from the National University of Singapore.
David Tan has more than 25 years of architectural project experiences in major projects covering institutional, residential, sports & recreation, infrastructure, offices and retail. Some of his key projects include the Pinnacle@Duxton and the iconic Jewel Changi Airport. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the National University of Singapore and received a Diploma in Architecture from Sheffield University, UK.
Cheng Wee received his education at the National University of Singapore and subsequently at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where he graduated with a first class honours in Architecture. The time he spent under the tutelage of the late Peter Corrigan will eventually come to form his design principles of integrity, rigour and intensity.
Approaching his projects through a prism of playful honesty and intellectual debate, Cheng Wee is deeply committed to architecture. Over the years, he has built a rich and diverse portfolio of projects. From the School of Arts, Design and Media at NTU Singapore to the Q-plex retail mall in Shenzhen, his provocative works have won numerous awards and accolades for their provocative creativity and social impacts.
Patrick Yap is the Director (Healthcare) at RSP with wealth of experience in medical planning and architectural design of numerous healthcare and hospitality projects in Singapore and across Asia. He has led & involve in multiple local and international projects, including Shanghai International Medical Centre, Kunshan Western District Medical Centre, Shenzhen Fourth People’s Hospital (The Eighth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University), Guangzhou Respiratory Centre, Vietnam Mien Dong International General Hospital, Perennial Kunming South HSR International Healthcare and Business City, Shunde Sheraton & Integrated development and other major projects developments.
Prior to joining RSP, Patrick was a Director at VK Asia Pacific Limited, where he was responsible for the company’s strategic growth into new markets, and the Vice-President for CPG Consultants, managing projects of varying scales in Singapore and around Asia Pacific.
Patrick earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, and his Master of Business Administration from Pattern University, USA.
Catherine Heng has more than 25 years of experience in Civil & Structural engineering. Her diversified portfolio covers residential, industrial, offices, retail, institutional, hospitality and sports and recreation projects. Some of the major projects which she has worked on include Carros Centre, Crowne Plaza at Changi Airport, Park Regis Hotel and Toll City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Structural from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Following his studies, Mark Wong pursued other passions in Singapore’s civil society and public service, before joining RSP in 2011. Since then, he has put his organisation and design skills to good use by melding varying interests and ideas through a wide-ranging portfolio of work.
These include small exhibition installations and interior fit-out, to large infrastructural and residential developments, such as the expansion of Changi Airport Terminal 1, and Cairnhill Nine & Ascott Orchard. As a member of a design team, he has been involved in countless design competition bids, for which some have emerged triumphant against steep competitions such as Gombak Camp Redevelopment and Mandai Redevelopment.
Mark believes that no task is too small to apply the most rigorous processes of design and critical thinking – questioning every assumption and commonly held convention to ensure that the brief, context, and users are understood thoroughly, so that the design solutions always address every need and aspiration fundamentally, meaningfully, and aesthetically.
He also advocates investing and empowering people’s voices so that everyone can bring their history, abilities, and talents to the table, whether they are clients, consultants, contractors, or colleagues. While he deeply respects every individual, Mark does not believe any single person is God’s gift to humanity. Instead, he believes the most successful works are those that harness and acknowledge the contributions of diverse people. Mark is therefore at his best when he brings out the best in others.
Tang Kai Vern is a key member of all the projects he is involved in and across all phases. Due to the breadth and depth of his experience, Kai Vern sees himself frequently involved in bid proposals and design competitions that RSP undertakes.
Kai Vern honed his skills in developing schemes through a wide range of local and international projects. He was a core team member for the competition-winning designs of $400 million Khoo Teck Phuat and $700 million Ng Teng Fong General Hospitals in Singapore, both of which he followed through from planning to completion. He was also involved in the design and development for the expansion of Bangladesh’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport that sees an annual passenger traffic of 16 million.
Kai Vern has been recognised for his contributions in many forums. He is a member of Singapore’s Building Construction Authority’s Young Leaders Programme, in which young professionals come together to share ideas for the betterment of the building and construction industry. In 2016, he was named one of the “15 Great Engineers and Architects aged 40 and under” by the Singapore Business Review. In 2017, Kai Vern was recognised in Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore’s prestigious “20 Under 45 Architects”.
Yeap Yoon Thong has more than 35 years of experience in various architectural projects. His diversified portfolio covers residential, education, sports and recreation, hospitality, industrial, offices and retail projects. Some of his major works include BCA Academic Tower, JCube, AEI for Tampines Mall, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall and the refurbishment of National Archives of Singapore. He also has experience in due diligence exercises for buildings requiring statutory and technical assessments. Yoon Thong graduated from Malaysia Institute of Architects (Honourable Mention), and earned a Certificate (Interior Design) from LCE School of Arts and Design in Singapore. He is also a certified Green Mark Manager and Universal Design Assessor.
The endless possibilities of creating well-rounded lifestyle experience excites Prabhanjan and have led him to helm many iconic mixed use, large-scale and complex projects through from design to delivery. With over 20 years of experience in master planning and architecture, his portfolio of work include many internationally acclaimed projects in different parts of Middle East and Asia. These include the landmark Nakheel Mall & Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah, one million square metre Deira Mall on Deira Island, prestigious Al Rajhi Bank headquarters in Riyadh, Sidra Tower in Dubai, as well as the Tata mixed used development in Bangalore.
He believes that our ideas and designs create built forms that last for many generations of people, and they play a key role in the journey of civilisation and evolution of our society. By keeping in mind this great responsibility, architects will produce meaningful designs with nature and users as the basis of the creative fountainhead.
With his expertise in mixed use and hospitality projects, Prabhanjan is frequently invited to share about his experience in conferences and panel discussions.
Prabhanjan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Mysore, India and a Master of Arts in Urban Design at the National University of Singapore.
Born into a family of architects, Ralf was exposed from a very young age to the world of design and the finer nuances of the practice.
Possessing a comprehensive knowledge base spanning from conceptual design to project delivery his portfolio is spanning from Europe, Central Asia, Asia, North and East Africa as well to the entire Gulf region. He has amassed significant knowledge in lifestyle-led projects from hospitality, residential, leisure, wellness to experiental retail.
Ralf has been ranked in the Top 50 Most Influential Architects of the Middle East for the past six years and awarded the 2019 Executive of the Year by Middle East Consultant Magazine.
He takes pride in the opportunities he is given to nurture aspiring architects. Ralf is a visiting professor at the Canadian University in Dubai and Juror for American University of Sharjah and Manipal University in Dubai.
Han Yan Hui delights in creating space that evokes emotional response. He sees architects as artists that have the ability to define the role of space and how it is played out to its users. To Yan Hui, regardless of the size or type of project, design is meaningful when it touches the lives of those who interact with it.
With over 17 years of experience, Yan Hui is well-versed in the planning, interior design and architecture of mixed use, retail, hospitality and education developments.
As the management team of the Beijing studio, he has led the team to win many competitions all over China. Yan Hui is passionate about developing the younger talents. He has developed a strong mentorship program for the budding architects as well as best practice in project management.
Yan Hui holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) University.
Chen Sze Liat possesses a holistic approach and observational method when it comes to design. He draws inspiration from the people around him and incorporates a shared creativity in all the work he produces. Sze Liat combines passion with his eye for detail to create an intuitive understanding of the quality of space.
Sze Liat’s extensive portfolio includes projects in Singapore and China. His experience in Singapore consists of civic projects ranging such as community clubs, and in China, retail, hospitality and mixed use projects.
He believes that the studio’s culture is strongly related to the creative output of the team, and is constantly looking for ways to create this conducive environment to inspire his team.
Sze Liat graduated from RMIT University in Australia.
Liu Chang Hong is driven by an architect’s influence on and responsibility for designing meaningful and beautiful spaces for the people. As an architect, his goal goes beyond designing the physical realm to create conducive spaces that will facilitate and promote purposeful social interactions. He also holds that close collaboration and frequent knowledge exchange among all stakeholders are key to the success of every design.
Leading the Research Team in the China Studio, Chang Hong spearheads the design-oriented researches, conducting detailed analysis on a range of case studies to develop new solutions for our clients. He has 20 years of experience in mixed-use, retail, office, education and urban design.
With his in-depth knowledge and experience, Chang Hong was also invited to speak at the 2019 Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SBE19) in Shenzhen on Ecosystem Service and Resilient City. His sharing at the conference contributed to the paper on “Human Ecology Theory and Its Application in Urban Design” that was published in the conference proceedings “A Paradigm Shift from Green Buildings to Sustainable Cities” by the SBE19 Shenzhen Scientific Committee.
Chang Hong holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tianjin University in China and Masters of Urban Design from Delft University of Technology in Netherlands.
Bertrand Lai sees architecture as hope. He believes that every architectural act should be purpose driven to enrich the environment and its people. To him, design should celebrate the local contextuality, be culturally sensitive and sustainable.
With more than 17 years of experience, Bertrand has worked on many projects globally such as Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and China, with a focus on transit-oriented development (TOD), mixed-use, retail, hospitality and urban design. His portfolio of work includes winner of the International Design Awards, Wempe flagship in Beijing China, and the multiple award world travel and design award-winning luxury hotel, The Oberoi in India.
He is one of the leads in the winning design proposal for the BCA Academy in Singapore, Danianhuawan and Nanjing Silicon Alley in Jiangsu province, and Jiaxing City urban design in Zhejiang province.
Bertrand is also passionate in sharing his design, participating in the exhibitions including “Emerging technologies: Emerging talents” at the 2nd Architecture Biennale Beijing, “Secret courtyard” at Beijing Design week and “Gloria-soame” at Rembrandt’s 9 Installations in Melbourne. He holds a master’s degree in Architecture from RMIT University, Australia.
Shane Ang is a Chartered Member of Royal Institute of British Architects, a Registered ASEAN Architect & a Qualified Person in Singapore. He is an award-winning architect leading the RSP Shanghai team in design direction, design quality, innovation and excellence. His experience ranges from urban design, mega scale commercial developments, TOD design, hospitality, cultural-tourism developments, public and private residential, with proven track records in the APEC region.
Shane believes in nurturing and mentoring people in the team for greater result, the power of team synergy. Throughout his years of practice, he has constantly strived to create engaging architecture that touches souls and evokes emotions. He believes architecture is shaping a way of living for its inhabitants, therefore the sensitivity towards the socio-culture, Genius Loci-the spirit of a place, the environment, climate and locality are fundamental in his design approach.
Gao Yu Xiang is passionate to create unique and timeless architecture which appropriately responds to its location and context. Dedicated to exploring the data-oriented design process, he believes by drawing support from digital tools the team could present more effectively and create a better design.
He possesses all-rounded design abilities in commercial mixed-use, hospitality and headquarter projects. His considerable experience and strong leadership allow the team to strive for excellence and deliver distinctive projects with aplomb.
Yu Xiang is a National First Class Registered Architect of China, holding a Bachelor of Architecture in China and Master of Architecture from University College London in the U.K.
Graduating from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington in 1989, Ar. Farid too has over 32 years of experience and has worked in variety of projects. His notable projects include museums, mixed-use developments, corporate offices, residential blocks and aeronautical buildings such as simulator buildings and budget terminals.
Ar. Farid has also handled and managed numerous commercial and residential projects in collaboration with International Architectural Firms namely Foster & Partners, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Gensler, SoM, Buro Ole Scheeren, Tilke Gmbh & Co, Populous and Fender Katsalidis Architects.
Ir. Tan Choon-Wei has over 16 years of experience in the civil & structural engineering of building and land development projects in various sectors including industrial, hospitality, healthcare and residential. Experienced in the detailed design of building structures and civil infrastructure works, he has led and directed the works of design engineers, detailers, and resident engineers. He works collaboratively with clients, authorities, consultants, contractors and team members to plan, conceptualise and finalise the overall civil engineering requirements for land developments, building structural layouts, building floor and lateral stability systems. He is well versed with optimising engineering design and constructability to deliver an efficient construction schedule for projects.
Choon-Wei is a Professional Civil Engineer (Malaysia) and a Chartered Engineer (UK). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Manitoba, Canada. He is Chairman of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Malaysia Regional Group and a Council Member of the IStructE, UK.
As CFO, Adeline Hwee oversees the finance, treasury and tax matters of the Group. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate financial operations, she has assumed the role of financial controller in private and listed companies of various industries such as oil & gas, marine logistics, healthcare and IT.
A member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, she holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.
Director, Marketing & Communications
100% geek who loves all things tech, Alvin is the consummate multi-hyphenate, having his fingers in different pies all at the same time. A pioneering blogger, marketer, content creator and community builder, Alvin sees himself as a curator – of all things intriguing, off-beat and mind-opening.
Before joining RSP, Alvin held B2B/B2C marketing and communications leadership roles across APAC in both startups and MNCs at companies like DBS Bank, Constellar Holdings, the International Olympics Committee, News Corp, ARC and Singapore Press Holdings.
Vice President, Strategic Development
Mark believes in a placemaking driven approach when curating spaces, with technology and innovation as a key driver for positive change. This is reflected in the initiatives Mark leads in the exploration of special projects that grow beyond the scope of architecture, with a keen interest in new ways architects can engage in business in emerging virtual and physical environments.
The mentorship of the next generation is also close to Mark’s heart, who sits as a resident judge for the Asian Young Designer Awards, an annual competition organised by Nippon Paint. Mark also contributes to NUS and SUTD studios as a guest panelist, whilst running affiliate programs to encourage students to contribute ideas to design competitions.
Mark has spent the last 8 years working on guest experience-driven works and rejuvenation of existing assets through AEI initiatives. Mark has experience in content creation and park design in Mandai Parks with both Bird and Rainforest Parks, as well as the dine-in theatre in Resorts World at Sentosa. Mark has also led the AEI works in Great World City and Bugis Junction Office tower.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Environments (Architectural Major) and a Master of Architecture from The University of Melbourne.