XLMS is a Hong Kong based group of architects and builders operating within the fields of planning, architecture, interior design and project management. The XLMS team deploys a ‘Think Tank’ philosophy at every level, to enable design and management leaders to collaborate and contribute their individual expertise.
BArch MPIA RIBA MHKIUD MHKDC MHKIDA CertHKAP CertEDCB ULI RIBA SBA E.U. Registered Architect
Australian Chinese, Ian Hau is the founder of XLMS. The studio is focused on creating innovative environments for new emerging ‘knowledge based’ communities. These include ‘new workplace’, lifestyle and ‘experiential’ retail.
Ian has lead international multi-discipline design teams, whilst instigating design concepts and client interface for large scale mixed use projects in the Asia Pacific Region. Key projects include Dream Centre Shanghai, Luijazhui Masterplan Shanghai , XiXi Hangzhou Wetland Park Masterplan and Campfire Co-working Projects in Hong Kong.
Ian Hau graduated from University of Technology Sydney, Ian began his career in the Sydney with leading Australian architect Philip Cox for various Olympic stadia facilities and waterfront redevelopment.
As a qualified architect, Ian served as assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and as a founding member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Awards / Recognition:
2019 - Most Reputed Architecture & Interior Design Solutions Of The Year
2017 - Perspective '40 under 40' [Architecture Category]
2017 - Design Inspire: Design Without Boundaries: The Creative Stories of Hong Kong'
2012 - Dragon 100 Outstanding Young Chinese Professionals, Dragon Foundation
BArch (UNSW) MHKDC MHKIDA CertHKAP CertEDCB
Leslie Au Yeung graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of New South Wales in 2003. Leslie has over 15 years of experience in design and project management for projects in Australia, China, Macau, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Leslie is responsible for leading multi-disciplinary teams and serves as the key interface to building contractors. Leslie is a specialist for hotels, hospitality, retail, residential, health, science and technology building typologies.
Key Projects include, the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi which is a 7-Star hospital, Victor Chang Research Institute Lowy Packer Building in Sydney, a world class research precinct and the largest in biomedical hub in Australia. Sands Cotai Central, a luxury themed hotel and entertainment development in Macau, with 4 internationally renowned hotel towers, namely Sheraton, Conrad and Holiday Inn, and a 7-storey Podium.
Sima leads XLMS’ China business. Sima has often been at the forefront in establishing new leads and opportunities in China.
In every project he seeks to firstly understand the design objectives and personally involves in both the design and execution stage in order to strike for the perfect balance between achieving those objectives, functionality and design excellence. His working approach and design methodology has always been appreciated by the high demanded Clients.
Sima is based in the XLMS Shenzhen studio looking after business operation of the China. His specialisation is in luxury commercial properties and bespoke private residences.
PhD, MSc, MArch, LEED AP
Stefan Al is an architect, urban designer, scholar, educator, and author, currently serving as Associate Professor of Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a leading expert on urbanization in developing countries, high-density cities, and cities of spectacle and entertainment.
Al’s career as a practicing architect includes work on renowned projects such as the 2,000-feet high Canton Tower in Guangzhou, the preservation of world heritage in Latin America at the World Heritage Center of UNESCO, and an 11,000-acre new eco-friendly city in India. He has also served as an advisor to the Hong Kong government, consulting on the development of the city’s harbor and external lighting guidelines, the Chinese government, advising on new urban design guidelines, and the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, City & Regional Planning, 2010
M.Arch. University College London, Architecture, 2005
M.Sc. Delft University of Technology, Architecture, 2003
ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture, Architecture, Erasmus Program, 2002
BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance
FCA Fellow member of ICAEW - Chartered Accountant
Has over 18 years strategic leadership experience in financial institutions in both Europe and Asia. Recently including with Vice president roles at both Nomura Investment Bank and DBS (HK) Bank and serving as the Greater China Finance Director for Mercer.
These range from FMCG, Transport, Telecoms, Fashion to Financial services and more recently Start-ups.
With over 10 years in Hong Kong, Arthur has lead a in a range of regional Managerial roles in Asia covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Japan and Korea.
Arthur is a specialist in change management, helping firms develop and transition to new processes and technology. As business partner, he helps companies develop and implement best practices, impacting the bottom lines via the valuable insights and strategic direction, the analytics help deliver.
Arthur is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and is currently a FCA, Fellow member of the Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. (ICAEW).
Jenny keeps our business organized and running smoothly. With over 20 years of management experience and particular attention to detail, organisational skills, and finaincial ability make her an ideal person to help manage the firm’s day-to-today operations, including accounting and billing, contracts, human resources, event planning, and more.
Jenny graduated from University Monash with Bachelor of Business majoring Accounting & Management and Haking Wong Technical Institute with a Diploma in Supervisory Management.
BArch MUD HKIA ARB
Mandy Chui has over 13 years of experience in public and private sector lead projects sector in the Hong Kong and China region. Mandy has held senior roles with leading developers including Swire Properties and Sun Hung Kai Properties.
Mandy specialist for project managing multi-disciplinary teams for commercial and luxury residential Projects. In every project she seeks to firstly understand the design objectives and personally involves in both the design and execution stage in order to strike for the perfect balance between achieving those objectives, functionality and design excellence. Her working approach and design methodology has always been appreciated by the high demanded Clients.
Mandy Full member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), Registered Architect under the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Master of Urban Design at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Sean is a senior designer with over twenty years of experience as an interior designer, with a focus on Hospitality & Commercial Projects.
As a senior practitioner Sean offers solid design expertise, tender procedure, handling and preparation of a full-set tender package including FF&E, furniture and material specifications.
Proficient in team leadership, organization, communication and act as key liaison among PM, AP, consultant team and sub-contractors; relationship and project management through-out the whole project period.
Acquainted and familiar with Fit-out construction detailing, materials application, E&M service coordination, statutory requirements and building construction processing.
Originally from Philippines, Flory is an innovative architect with strong three dimensional conceptual and architectural detailing skills accrued through working on a series of projects spanning from retail and workplace.
Flory graduated from Architecture School at Baguio City, St. Louis University, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a licensed architect in the Philippines.
Max graduated from the Chu Hai Architecture School in Hong Kong.
His experience includes designing new Workplace and retail design for various global brands. Throughout his experience in these projects, he developed his skills as a BIM professional.
Max works closely with creative director Ian Hau to create innovative solutions for complex projects.
BSc Arch MSc Arch PBA
Originally from Poland, Urszula is an innovative design architect with strong three dimensional conceptual architectural and urban design skills. Urszula works closely with creative director Ian Hau in instigating design strategies and concepts.
Urszula graduated from UNIVERSITÄT LIECHTENSTEIN with Master’s degree Programme in Architecture (MSc Arch) and WROCŁAW University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (BSc Arch)
Federico is an architectural designer with internnational development project experience, from master planning to building and interior design using BIM.
Before moving to XLMS Hong Kong, he worked in several offices in Europe.
Throughout his experience in these international projects, he developed his skills as a BIM expert, created his own method and design process, and used BIM development projects from early to entire lifecycle.
Born in New York and raised in Washington DC, Brandon Zatt came to China in 1998 to build bridges of friendship between China and America and to open up a Silk Road of culturalex change between East and West. Over the years he's written for numerous mag a ‐ zines and news pa pers, including South China Morning Post, as well as for television and film. After 17 years in Mainland China, he's recently relocated to Hong Kong where he continues writing, consulting and working in television in order to promote East-west friendship and make the world a better place.