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Lim Chai Boon<br>Group Director

Lim Chai Boon
Group Director

Lim Chai Boon specializes in architectural design which covers a wide array of building typologies. Ranging from Commercial and Institutional to Mixed-use residential and hospitality, his completed projects may be found throughout many cities and countries in Asia. Singapore, China, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia continue to be core regions of his work.

Chai Boon has been responsible for large number of upfront feasibility real-estate development projects for clients, value adding to the investment considerations of the developers with his insights into the market and strong design led solutions.

As a Group Director, he is responsible for the co-ordination and design development of project deliveries in Singapore and China, as well as Vietnam and Malaysia.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Master of Architecture,Massachusetts
  • Institute of Technology 1992
  • Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning Pro
  • Diploma (Field Experience Program)
  • University & College of London 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies)
  • National University of Singapore 1989

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered with Board of Architects, Singapore 1998
  • Registered APEC Architect 2015

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Singapore Institute of Architects 1999
  • Member of Society of Project Managers&nbsp;(MS Proj.)

AWARDS

  • Singapore Polytechnic Architectural Technician Medal, 1984
  • Singapore Institute of Architects Silver Medal, 1984
  • Singapore International Chamber of Commerce Book Prize, 1984
  • ICI Paint Book Prize, 1983
Eugene Wong<br>Group Director

Eugene Wong
Group Director

As Business Development and Coordination Director, Eugene Wong is responsible for the Design, Management and Marketing of the company in Singapore and Malaysia. He has contributed to the company by influencing the policy development, design process and marketing strategy of the company.

Eugene has accumulated a vast amount of experience spanning from Australia to South East Asia in his 25 years of post-graduate work activities, particularly in Architecture and Construction. His past involvement in various projects encompasses award winning and notable public buildings such as hotels, educational institution and commercial buildings.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of New South Wales at Sydney, Australia

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered with Board of Architects, Singapore
  • Registered with Lembaga Arkitek, Malaysia (LAM)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Singapore Institute of Architects
  • Member of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (APAM)
Rebecca Chia<br>Director<br>Swan & Maclaren Singapore

Rebecca Chia
Director
Swan & Maclaren Singapore

As a Director of Swan & Maclaren, Ms Chia plays a pivotal role in shaping and materializing the vision of the firm and projects. Her strength in leading the design team for conceptual and design development is evident in projects carried out locally and overseas.

Her experience covers a range of project types of various scales, ranging from Masterplans to residential, mixed use and commercial developments. She is also actively involved in project co-ordination and project management for local projects.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Master of Architecture, National University of Singapore 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies), National University of Singapore 1999

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered with Board of Architects, Singapore

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Singapore Institute of Architects

AWARDS

  • SIA/ JTC/ NUS EDITT Competition
    Jurong Island Landmark Building,
    Second Prize&nbsp;in Student Category, 2001
  • Commonwealth Association of Architects
    Friendly Travellers Student Design Competition,
    Special Mention, 2000
  • SIA Bentley Award, Second Prize in Student Category, 2000
  • Young Designers Awards,
    Merit Award with Special Mention, 1998
  • Dean’s List in academic year of 1989/1990
Matthew Hon<br>Director<br>Swan & Maclaren Singapore

Matthew Hon
Director
Swan & Maclaren Singapore

Matthew Hon is registered with the Singapore Board of Architects and the Vietnam Ministry of Construction. Within the organization, he works closely with a team of architectural colleagues, technical production and graphic team on various projects of different densities and complexities. The architectural aspects of work range from feasibility studies, concept design to documentation, client liaison and proposals in Singapore and overseas developments such as in Vietnam, India, Brunei, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

Matthew has experience in collaboration with the key project consultants (Interiors, Landscape, Engineering, QS) and beyond to work closely with the Marketing, Sales and even Media/Advertising to provide cross deliberation and inputs for a success project.

As part of the current firm’s growth, he is involved in both the technology and the resources planning of the firm set up to ensure a smooth delivery of quality projects, as well as Marketing and Business development aspects.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered with Board of Architects, Singapore
  • Registered Architect with Vietnam Ministry of Construction

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Singapore Institute of Architects
Christopher Flannery<br>Director<br>Swan & Maclaren International

Christopher Flannery
Director
Swan & Maclaren International

With almost 20 years experience designing projects in the UK and ASEAN region, Chris has worked with diverse client bases for retail, hospitality, and commercial projects. Completed and ongoing projects may be found in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, and London.

A lead role is taken with the teams to define the goals and aspirations of each project. Team work defines the working method, assisting clients to achieve creative and comprehensive design solutions which inspire and add to our built environment.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Architectural Association, London, AA Diploma Architecture, UK

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered UK Architect (ARB)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Corporate Member 1995 – 2005
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Associate Member 1992 – 1995
  • AIA Associate Member 1998

EXHIBITIONS

  • RIBA “Mode” exhibitions 1999,2000,2001,2002 Exhibited
  • RIBA “Living Design” exhibition London Small firms, Exhibited, 1997
  • RIBA “First Sight” exhibition London, Exhibited, 1995
  • Blue Print Magazine Competition, commendation / published 1993

OTHERS

  • Founding Trustee, Isokon Trust, Building Preservation Trust London England, 1998-2005
  • RIBA London Region Committee member 1997-2003
  • Camden Society Architects, London, Chairman 2001-2003, Vice Chairman 1999-2000
Wong Peng Wai<br>Director<br>Kuala Lumpur

Wong Peng Wai
Director
Kuala Lumpur

As a Director of Swan & Maclaren (MYKL) Sdn Bhd, Peng Wai is responsible for the day to day corporate business operation for the Klang Valley and central region of Malaysia. Peng Wai’s work in the Architectural field include Commercial, Residential, Hospitality and Transport with more than 20 years experience in this field, Peng Wai has also cultivated a network of regional 2013 design partners in both China and Australia, especially for Clients with regional or global ambitions.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Post Graduate Diploma, Melbourne Business School 1995
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Melbourne 1994
  • Bachelor of Planning and Design, University of Melbourne 1992

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered with Lembaga Arkitek, Malaysia (LAM)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (APAM)
Chin Yee Choong<br>Director<br>Johor Bahru

Chin Yee Choong
Director
Johor Bahru

Ar.Chin Yee Choong is a registered Architect of Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) and a Corporate member of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (APAM). Within the company, he works closely with a team of architectural colleagues on design and technical production of various projects of different scale, density and complexity. The architectural aspects of work range from feasibility studies, concept design to tender/construction documentation, client liaison and construction implementation in Malaysia, in particular Johor Bahru. He is also a team member of the award winning residential project – D’Lagoon at Taman Seri Austin, Johor Bahru.

Ar.Chin Yee Choong has many years of experience in collaboration with key project consultants (Engineering, QS, Interiors, Landscape) and he also works closely with the Marketing & Sales personnel to provide cross deliberation and input to ensure successful project implementation.

As part of the current company’s growth, he is involved in both the technology and resources planning of the company in order to ensure a smooth delivery of quality projects. He also involved in the Marketing and Business development of the company.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of South Australia, Australia

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered with Lembaga Arkitek, Malaysia (LAM)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Corporate Member of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (APAM)
Huynh Quang Minh(Mike Huynh)<br>Director<br>Ho Chi Minh City

Huynh Quang Minh(Mike Huynh)
Director
Ho Chi Minh City

Mike Huynh has oversea experience and local knowledge during the period working in Europe and South East Asia. He likes to study culture and tradition of different places to apply into design in contemporary way. Furthermore, his comprehensive insight of project process from international and local experiences assists projects’ successfulness. Thereby, recently, he was entrusted with Director Ho Chi Minh City Office, Swan Maclaren’s new market, to make sure quality of work, projects’ success.

Mike tackles each project in a hands-on approach, both in Master Planning and Architecture, for a variety of scale and projects typology such as Hospitality, Residence, Culture, and Commercial projects. Every project has its own challenges and strengths needed to understand and “feel” fully to work out the best design option that profits investors, end-users and society in general. As a Director in Vietnam, Mike manages the development of the practice and projects, while assisting in coordination with Singapore and regionally for both local and international clients, as needed for successful realization of the client goals.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Master Degree of Urban Planning & Design, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (KTH) – Sweden
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • Vietnam Architecture & Master Planning Design License
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Corporate Member 1995 – 2005

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Affiliate Member of Australian Institute of Architects
  • ISO Quality Management, Project Management, Quantity Survey

EXHIBITIONS

  • Master Planning Award for 200Ha township, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet, Vietnam 2016
  • Architecture Award for NPN Apartment, Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam 2002
  • Design Award, Phu My Hung Competition 2001

OTHERS

  • Visiting Lecturer in Architecture University of Ho Chi Minh City
Nguyen Hong Van (Vivian Nguyen)<br>Vice Director<br>Hanoi

Nguyen Hong Van (Vivian Nguyen)
Vice Director
Hanoi

As Vice Director (Business Development) of Swan & Maclaren (Hanoi), Vivian is responsible for the Business Management and Marketing of the company in Vietnam. She has been contributing to the company’s founding and influenced the policy development, design process and marketing strategy of the company.

Vivian has more than 12 years in marketing and business development in construction field with well knowledge of international bidding and tendering, project implementation stages, project development strategies, project managements for Urban Township, Hospitality, Marine Works, etc. and general administration to provide cross deliberation and inputs for a successful project.

QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Foreign Trade Economics – Hanoi Foreign Trade University 2006
  • Certificate of Tendering Specialist – Ministry of Planning and Investment & Foreign Trade University 2013
  • Certificate of Project Management – Ministry of Planning and Investment & Foreign Trade University 2013