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.
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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 Doha Asia Games stadium, Nahkeel Tall Tower Dubai, Dream Centre Shanghai, Luijazhui ES4 masterplan Shanghai , XiXi Hangzhou Wetland Park Masterplan and Campfire Co-working Projects in Hong Kong.
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:
2018 - 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'
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.
2018 - Honourable Mention 11th International Design Awards (IDA), Los Angeles U.S.A.for Campfire Media, Wong Chuk Hang
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,
2009 - Joint winner of the Shenzhen University of Science of Technology Campus Design
2008 - 1st Place XiXi Wetland International Region Masterplan
1999 - 1st Place Shenzhen Swimming and Diving Halls Design
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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.
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).
Originally from Taiwan, Angela is an innovative architect with strong three dimensional conceptual and architectural detailing skills accrued through working on a series of projects spanning from hotel design, retail and workplace interior.
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.
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.