Bertrand Lai

Director China

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.