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 MHKIUD MHKDC MHKIDA ULI SBA E.U. Registered Architect
Ian leads XLMS's multi-discipline team of architects and builders, delivering innovative and progressive solutions for planning, architecture and interior projects in the Asia Pacific region.
In recent years Ian has been responsible for the instigating design concepts while leading multidisciplinary teams. Key projects include the Shanghai Lujiazui Pudong Qiantan CBD and One of the largest cultural investments the DreamCenter Shanghai.
As a qualified architect, Ian served as a founding and council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design and as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture at Hong Kong University.
Awards / Recognition:
2017 - Perspective '40 under 40' [Architecture Category].
2018 - REA Interior Design Award [Commercial] for Campfire Wong Chuk Hang
2018 - REA Interior Design Award [Residential] Larvotto Apartment 2018 - Most Valuable Companies Award, Hong Kong.
2017 - Design Inspire: Design Without Boundaries: The Creative Stories of Hong Kong'
2017 - IDCS Interior Design Excellence Award - Best Sustainable Design, Asia Pacific.
2012 - Dragon 100 Outstanding Young Chinese Professionals, Dragon Foundation
2012 - Lujiazui Group, Shanghai Lujiazui Pudong Qiantan ES4 Precinct Core Area Masterplan,
2011 - 1st Place Pingtan Waterfont Fuzhou Master Plan.
2010 - 1st Place Longfor Sun River Beijing International Urban Design
2009 - Joint winner of the Shenzhen University of Science of Technology Campus Design
2008 - 1st Place XiXi Wetland International Region Masterplan
2008 - 1st Place, Beijing Copyright Centre Design.
1999 - 1st Place Shenzhen Swimming and Diving Halls Design
BArch (UNSW) MHKDC MHKIDA
Leslie Au Yeung graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of New South Wales in 2003. Leslie has 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.
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).
Aidan Li graduated from the College of the Arts in University of Sydney in Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2006, and was one of the graduates selected nationwide for the annual New Design 2006 exhibition held at the Object Gallery and the Melbourne Museum. That same year, Aidan founded Gaffa Gallery in Sydney, Gaffa is located in the heart of Sydney city, Gaffa committed to nurturing cross-platform collaboration, collectivity and cohesion within the contemporary arts community, Gaffa is the Sydney business award finalist in 2010.
Aidan founded Trends'On magazine in 2011 and has been involved in the curating of different art and culture projects such as Detour 2012 and Clockenflap Art Village in 2013. In following year, Aidan received the perspective magazine “40 under 40” award. In 2015, Aidan is nominated to the Mori art museum programme by the Hong Kong arts development council and was also selected to the Curator exchange programme by Blockfrei in Vienna. Aidan is actively involved in Hong Kong and Asia- pacific art scene, he also worked as an art consultant and curator for commercial companies, like Antoni Gaudi exhibition at Times square, Salvador Dali exhibition for K11.
DipHE Arch Tech, U K
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.
Julie has had thirteen years Interior Design experience with increasing responsibility as a Project Leader and Senior Designer.
She has an extensive design background in luxury residential, retail, hotel and workplace projects with combined experience in working as part of a large project team of designers and architects. She has been instrumental in the successful completion of a significant number of XLMS projects on time and on budget.
Julie gradated from Interior Design at Ryerson University, Toronto Canada.