Prof Dr Stephen Cairns
Programme Director, Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre
Stephen Cairns completed an undergraduate degree in anthropology and classical studies at the University of Otago. He trained in architecture at the University of Auckland, and practiced as an architect in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific, designing the award-winning Headquarters for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in Noumea. He subsequently undertook doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne, where he wrote a thesis on the colonial architecture in Java, with an emphasis on aesthetics and the politics of representation. On completion of his PhD, he was appointed to a Lectureship at the University of Melbourne. He took up a Senior Lectureship at the University of Edinburgh, and was appointed Professor of Architecture and Urbanism there in 2009. He served as Head of Department of Architecture, and Director of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He is currently based in Singapore where he is Programme Director of the Future Cities Laboratory. Stephen Cairns’ research is focused on architecture, design and urban planning, and takes theoretical and practical forms. His books include Drifting: Migrancy and Architecture (edited) (Routledge 2004), and The Sage Handbook of Architectural Theory (Sage 2012, edited with Greig Crysler and Hilde Heynen). His co-authored book (with Jane M Jacobs) Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture (MIT Press) was published in 2014.
Dr Cheong Koon Hean
CEO, Housing and Development Board Singapore
Dr Cheong Koon Hean is the CEO of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) overseeing the development and management of some 1 million public housing flats in 26 towns/estates. Dr Cheong was also the CEO of the Urban Redevelopment Authority from 2004 to 2010, in charge of strategic land use planning, conservation of built heritage and the real estate market. She played a key role in the planning and development of major growth areas, such as Marina Bay as well as the Sino Singapore Tianjin Eco City. She is also a nominating committee member of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. Dr Cheong is on the Boards of the HDB, the National University of Singapore, the Civil Service College, as well as the International Federation for Housing and Planning. Active internationally, she served on various expert panels and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Real Estate and Sustainability Global Agenda Council. She is also the Tan Swan Beng Endowed Professor in Nanyang Technological University. She has been conferred several awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding public service, the Convocation Medal for Professional Excellence (Newcastle) and the 2011 IWF Woman Who Make A Difference Award (Washington). In 2016, she became the first Asian to be conferred both the Urban Land Institute’s JC Nichols Prize for Urban Visionaries; and the CTBUH’s Lynn S Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr James Crawford
Executive Director Valuation & Advisory Services, and International Valuations Asia, CBRE
James has over 16 years of experience valuing property within the Asia Pacific region, including 11 years based in Singapore. He holds the position of Executive Director within the Valuation & Advisory Services team which is based in Singapore and he also oversees Institutional Valuations in Asia for key regional clients. James’ experience principally covers valuation and advisory services for listed and unlisted funds as well as real estate operating companies and financial institutions within Singapore and key regional markets. His scope of experience also extends to investment advisory for institutional investors seeking third party support for complex transactions. His work includes REIT portfolio valuations and valuations for IPOs such as Suntec REIT, CDL Hospitality Trust, Ascendas REIT, CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT), The LINK Reit and Sands China Limited. Pramerica Retail Mall Find I and II (shopping malls in Singapore and Malaysia), Bank of America Merrill Lynch Portfolio (160 assets in Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong and India), GIC (47 assets in Asia Pacific) and Aviva Investors Asia Pacific Property Fund (assets in Australia, Singapore and Japan) are further examples of portfolio valuation assignments completed by James. Graduated from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Property Economics), James is a member of, and is Registered as a Vauer with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS – RVS), an associate at the Australian Property Institute (AAPI-CPV) and a registered real estate valuer in Australia.
Mr Manuel Der Hagopian
Partner and Co-Founder, group8asia
Manuel Der Hagopian graduated from the Geneva Institute of Architecture, Switzerland (IAUG) and Belleville School of Architecture, Paris (ENSAPB). He is one of group8asia’s co-founders and partner in charge of operations at the Singapore office, as well as co-management of offices in Geneva, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with co-founder and partner, Grégoire Du Pasquier. His main responsibilities include design direction, conceptual design and project management. Notable projects under the direction of Manuel include; Punggol Waterway Terraces (Singapore), North Tampines Residents (Singapore), The Alps Residents (Singapore), FPT Soft Village 3 and 4 (Hanoi, Vietnam). His notable projects in Switzerland include numerous residential projects such as White Ships (Bulle), Bellevue project and Twin houses (Geneva). Through group8asia’s think tank, aptly named 8+, he is currently pursuing his strong interest in the consequences of a rapidly growing population’s impact on residential housing in South East Asia. His study focuses on the correlation between evolutionary paradigms of Singapore and Hong Kong. Since 2015, he has been a guest professor at SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design), where he aims to strengthen the transfer of architectural and design knowledge between Singapore and Switzerland.
Prof Dr Peter Edwards
Director, Singapore-ETH Centre
Principal Investigator, Ecosystem Services in Urban Landscapes,
Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre
Peter Edwards has been the director of the Singapore-ETH Centre since 2013 and is currently the principal investigator of the Ecosystem Services in Urban Landscapes project under the Future Cities Laboratory. In Singapore, he is also adjunct professor in the Asian School of the Environment at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He has been professor of Plant Ecology at ETH Zürich – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich since 1993, where he has also served as Chairman of the Department of Environmental Systems Science. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Ecology at the University of Southampton, England, from 1973-1993. Peter Edwards took the natural science tripos at Cambridge University, specialising in botany, and graduated in 1970. In 1973 he obtained his PhD degree, also from Cambridge, for a thesis entitled Nutrient cycling in a New Guinea montane forest. Peter Edwards has always had a strong interest in the application of science and technology for better policy. He was a founder and first Executive Secretary of the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management, a professional organisation for environmental practitioners. At ETH Zürich, he was faculty coordinator and member of the Executive Board of the Alliance for Global Sustainability, a research partnership between several leading universities.
Prof Dr Christophe Girot
Chair of Landscape Architecture, ETH Zürich
Co-Principal Investigator, Ecosystem Services in Urban Landscapes,
Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre
Christophe Girot is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture of the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zürich since 2001. He was born 1957 in Paris France. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning from UC Davis, California 1981 as well as a Masters of Architecture 1986 and Masters of Landscape Architecture 1988 from UC Berkeley, California. He was Chairman of Landscape Architecture and Design at the ENSP Versailles 1990-2000. He will be the next Dean of the ETH Department of Architecture for the period 2017-2022. He directs the ETH Institute of Landscape Architecture since 2005 and the ETH LVML (Landscape Modeling and Visualizing Laboratory) since 2009. His emphasis in research and teaching is on large-scale landscape design and modelling with particular attention to the topology of natural systems in cities. This has enabled significant ecological design improvements through advanced point cloud modelling techniques. He holds a practice in Zürich with projects that tests the current limits of topological design and modelling in extreme alpine situations. Christophe Girot has published extensively and just completed a major book entitled “The Course of Landscape Architecture” published by Thames and Hudson in 2016.
Mr Richard Hassell
Co-Founding Director, WOHA
Richard Hassell is the co-Founding Director of WOHA. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989, and was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2002. He has lectured at many universities, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. Hassell gave a lecture at ETH Zürich, under the Future Cities’ Lab European-South East Asian Architectural Dialogue in November 2016 together with Wong Mun Summ. He has mentored students under NUS’s Embedded Studio in Practice programme, anchored the University’s MSc in Integrated Sustainable Design Masterclass since 2011 and conducted a Design Studio at the Singapore University of Technology and Design in 2016. WOHA exhibited in Mexico City at the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico from March – April 2017, as part of the 2017 Mextropoli Festival. They also participated at the 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale. In conjunction with their installation in Venice, WOHA has launched a new book, titled “Garden City Mega City”, which shares strategies for the burgeoning mega cities of the tropical belt.
Mr Khoo Teng Chye
Executive Director, Ministry of National Development Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore
Mr Khoo Teng Chye is currently the Executive Director for the Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development (MND). He was formerly the Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency (2003 to 2011), President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree Investments and Managing Director (Special Projects) of Temasek Holdings (2002 to 2003), Chief Executive Officer/Group President of PSA Corporation (1996 to 2002) and Chief Executive Officer/Chief Planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority, URA (1992 to 1996). He sits on the Boards of Tropical Marine Science Institute of National University of Singapore (NUS), GDF Suez’s (Engie) Urban Strategy and Innovation Council, the National University Health Pte Ltd (NUHS), Temasek Foundation Ecosperity and Temasek Foundation Connects. He serves as a member of the Development Projects Advisory Panel (DPAP) set up by Ministry of Finance (MOF). He is also the Chairman of Urban Land Institute (ULI), Singapore, Chairman of the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute Governing Board, a Senior Fellow of the URA Academy and is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Chief Minister for the formation of the New Capital for the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Mr Khoo graduated with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from Monash University, Australia. A President-cum-Colombo Plan Scholar, he also holds a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
Mr Siew Man Kok
Chairman and Founding Director, MKPL Architects
Man Kok co-founded and build MKPL Architects into a firm, highly regarded for its design creativity. Over the last twenty two years, the firm garnered several awards including the RIBA Internal Award for Design Excellence for their Kent Vale Faculty Housing and the most coveted President’s Design Award for the same project. Man Kok was also the winner of the President’s Design Award for the Designer of the Year in 2015. The firm’s portfolio ranges from master plan, residential, mixed use development as well as landscape planning, both locally and regionally. His firm also made a compelling proposal for a housing proposal along the Rail Corridor, which won the prize in this international competition. Man Kok’s leadership in the design of the various projects within the office ensures the design ethos and values are not compromised even in the most challenging of circumstances. Man Kok will always bring new perspectives into a project through his critical mind, emboldened by 26 years of experience. He will be sharing his experience of designing liveable environment in a high density urban setting like Singapore.
Mr Ng Lang
CEO, Urban Redevelopment Authority Singapore
Mr Ng Lang was appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) in August 2010. Before this, Lang was CEO of the National Parks Board of Singapore for 5 years, where he has played a key role in implementing major green infrastructural programmes to achieve the “City in a Garden” vision. This includes the development of new parks and park connector network, streetscape greenery masterplan, skyrise greenery, the expansion of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the new Gardens by the Bay. He also championed community outreach efforts to enhance public appreciation and participation in Singapore’s greening and biodiversity conservation programmes. Prior to his national parks appointment, he has served in various capacities in the Singapore public service, including the Singapore Foreign Service and the public healthcare sector. Lang is current board member of the Singapore Tourism Board and the Jurong Town Corporation.
Mr Nicholas Mak
Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer, and Head of Research and Consultancy
SLP International Property Consultants
Nicholas has 20 years of work experience in the Singapore real estate market in the areas of research, consultancy and business development. Nicholas provides real estate advisory services to major organizations such as the legislative and regulatory bodies in Singapore, financial institutions, real estate funds and developers. Additionally, his views and extensive commentaries are often sought-after and quoted by the local media. Nicholas has also spoken extensively at many seminars on various aspects of the real estate market. Presently, Nicholas leads a team of real estate analysts and consultants to conduct research on the real estate market and advisory services. Some of the other studies undertaken include feasibility studies of land and real estate acquisition, development planning and consultancy, product mix advisory, market studies and analysis. A graduate from the University of Technology, Sydney with a degree majoring in Economics and Finance, Nicholas had also pursued and attained the Master of Science in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore.
Prof Sacha Menz
Head, Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zürich
Co-Principal Investigator, Dense and Green Building Typologies,
Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre
Sacha Menz is Full Professor of Architecture and Building Process at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich. He has served as the Dean of the Department of Architecture, for over ten years he is leading the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) where he designed and coordinated the building process of the Arch_Tec_Lab. He also established the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) Programme in Architecture, Real Estate and Construction, as well as several CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) courses at ETH. He held the position of Deputy Director at NCCR (National Centre of Competence in Research) in Digital Fabrication and was a Guest Professor at South-Eastern University in Nanjing, China. Trained in Architecture at ETH with a master’s degree, Sacha co-established sam Architects and Partners (SAM) in Zürich/Switzerland. SAM designed the award-winning »Vorderer Sternen« Building in Zürich. He is member of several boards such as the Architectural Board of Consultants for the City of Ostfildern, Germany; Board of Directors of Swiss Engineers and Architects Association (SIA), Reviewing Board for Clusters of Excellence of the DFG (German Research Foundation). Sacha’s research focuses on the future of building processes, the influences of economics in architecture and construction and on public space in the urban context. He has authored academic publications, Three Books on the Subject of Building Process, VDF Editors and Public Space Evolution in High-Density Living in Singapore and actively contributes in international conferences and architectural juries. Currently, he is co-leading the Dense and Green Building Typologies project in the Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre.
Mr Franklin Po
Chairman, PODesign assisted by Tierra Design
Franklin’s journey of many years in the design discipline had its roots at University of California, Irvine. These early years witnessed the beginnings of his interest in art and design. Artists Vija Celmins, Craig Kaufman, Robert Irwin, Ed Moses and Larry Bell were all influences. Celmins introduced him to the work of Van Gogh and Max Ernst, to Dada, to Surrealism, to Man Ray, to The Bauhaus and to architects Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. Enrolling in architecture classes at California State Polytechnic University he met Richard Neutra, Buckminster Fuller and Raymond Kappe (Founder of Sci Arc). A Welton Beckett Fellowship enabled Franklin to attend UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. Graduating in 1973 with a Masters Degree in Architecture with Design Honors, he nonetheless was taught a tough lesson by architect Yoshio Taniguchi that would serve him well during his 20 years of practice in Los Angeles. Tanaguchi’s sharp words continue to remind him to examine his work critically: “…SO WHAT!” Franklin continues to guide Tierra’s focus as a strong proponent of integrative design and landscape urbanism. In 2015, Franklin won Singapore President*s Design Award Designer of the Year.
Mr Ryan Shubin
Associate and Senior Landscape Architect, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl
Ryan Shubin is an Associate and Senior Landscape Architect at Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. At RSD he has led a range of projects from waterfront parks to public show gardens to large scale hydrologic landscape master plans. Ryan has over 11 years of experience in the field of Landscape Architecture. His recent work includes leading the design of Jurong Lake Garden West, including the construction of this 62-hectare Singapore National Garden located along Jurong Lake; The Friendship Park proposal for the Tianjin Eco-City Riverfront Park Competition; and the ABC Water Projects at Kallang & Bukit Batok, two water sensitive urban landscape designs along the Kallang River and the Bukit Batok canal for Singapore’s Public Utility Board. Additional RSD projects include Jurong Eco Garden, Jewel Island at Danga Bay, and the National Orchid Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Ryan’s focus lies in the human experience of public urban landscapes designed in relation to greater ecological and hydrological systems. His approach focuses on site materiality, native vegetation, and environmental design strategies. Over the course of his career he has been involved in a variety of projects throughout North America, along with various other countries such as the UAE, Chile, China, India, Malaysia and Singapore.
Prof Dr Thomas Schroepfer
Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD
Principal Investigator, Dense and Green Building Typologies,
Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre
Thomas Schroepfer is Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Principal Investigator of the Dense and Green Building Typologies project in the Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC-FCL). He began his academic career at Harvard University where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Architecture in 2004 and Associate Professor of Architecture in 2008. He was named Full Professor after joining SUTD in 2011, where he became Associate Head of Pillar of ASD, Co-Director of the SUTD-JTC I3 Centre and Director of the University’s award-winning Advanced Architecture Laboratory. He held visiting professorships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and National University of Singapore. In 2015, he was appointed member of the SEC-FCL Steering Committee. His book publications have been translated into several languages and include Dense + Green: Innovative Building Types for Sustainable Urban Architecture (Birkhäuser 2016), Ecological Urban Architecture: Qualitative Approaches to Sustainability (Birkhäuser 2012) and Material Design: Informing Architecture by Materiality (Birkäuser 2011). He is the recipient of prestigious awards and recognitions, including the A’ Design Platinum Award, Singapore Design Gold Award, Singapore Institute of Architects Award, International Union of Architects Award and Asia Education Leadership Award. His projects have been exhibited at important international venues, including the World Architecture Festival, the Venice Architecture Biennale and the World Congress of Architecture.
Mr Henry Steed
Director, ICN Design International
Henry Steed is a Chartered Landscape Architect (UK) with 45 years of experience, 38 in the Asian tropics. He is Design Director of ICN Design International, an award winning firm of Landscape Architects based in Singapore. Henry’s years of working in Asia and the Middle East has gained him a reputation as a leading landscape designer. His experience extends through tropical, arid and temperate zones, in urban, rural and natural environments. The making of fine landscapes, to Henry, involves sensitive artistry and hard-nosed technical knowledge of construction and horticulture. These skills are used to transform urban hardness into attractive landscapes for people to enjoy, and to stay in touch with nature. Henry has created every kind of landscape, from nature conservation and nature trails, to gardens for hotels and housing, parks, campuses, zoos, streetscape, airports, hospitals and civic design for high rise city-centres. Passing on his experience, he teaches NUS students and his staff, encouraging them to develop expertise and create their own visions for the future. Henry has written and illustrated a book on “Greening the Vertical Garden City”, which deals with the techniques to design and install landscapes at every level in the high rise city. (Publisher URA and NParks).
Mr Tan Shao Yen
CEO, CPG Consultants
President, Board of Architects Singapore
As the Chief Executive Officer of CPG Consultants, he is responsible for the business and operations of CPG Consultants and CPG’s overseas offices in China, India, Vietnam, Macau, Philippines and the Middle East. He is well supported by a multi-disciplinary community of architects, engineers, planners, designers, and specialists. Together, they believe in taking an integrative approach to providing holistic solutions, by collaborating through integrated teaming involving client, designers, consultants, and stakeholders; and applying research, cross-disciplinary knowledge, and technology within the design process. Trained as an architect, Shao Yen has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering projects across a diverse range of typologies, in public and private sectors; and spanning different climatic and cultural regions, including Singapore, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, etc. Some of his ideas were selected to be exhibited and published by URA in 2010 for the ‘20 under 45: the next generation’. In 2014, he was recognized as the Green Architect of the Year by BCA-SGBC. Mr Tan Shao Yen is currently also serving as the President of the Board of Architects, Singapore.
Dr Megan Walters
International Director and Head of Research, JLL Asia Pacific
Dr Megan Walters is an International Director at JLL and head of research, leading a team of 170 researchers in Asia Pacific, part of a team of 300 researchers globally. The team provides research thought leadership, data collection and analysis across the markets, including JLL’s Real Estate Intelligence Service, considered the industry’s leading market research service for real estate. Dr Walters is a Fellow of RICS with a PhD from the University of Hong Kong in Institutional Economics of Real Estate. Megan has an interest in the issues of multiple ownership property (strata title) and property rights on urban environments and city development. Megan joined JLL in 2010 as Head of Research, Asia Pacific Capital Markets, a role responsible for advising investor clients and generating publications on office, retail and industrial real estate trends in capital markets. She is also a member of the JLL Global Research Executive with responsibility for the Global Office Leasing Group. Megan sits on the research committees of ANREV and APREA and is the ULI Women’s Leadership representative for Asia Pacific on the WLI Global Committee. Megan held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at National University of Singapore and served on the RICS International Governing Council from 2009 to 2015.
Dr Ken Yeang
Executive Director, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang
Ken Yeang is an architect, planner and ecologist who is best known for his signature green architecture and masterplanning, differentiated from other green architects by their authentic ecology-based approach, by their distinctive green aesthetic and green performance beyond conventional rating systems. He trained at the AA (Architectural Association, UK) and received his doctorate from Cambridge University (UK) on ecological design and planning. His key buildings include Solaris (Singapore), Menara Mesiniaga (Malaysia), Spire Edge Tower (India), Genome Research Building (Hong Kong), Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Extension (UK). He is principal of Hamzah & Yeang with offices in Malaysia, UK and of North Hamzah Architectural and Engineering Company in China. He is a recipient of the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the Government of Malaysia Merdeka Award and the Architectural Society of China Liang Sicheng Award 2016. The UK Guardian newspaper named him as one of 50 individuals who could save the planet, and he is named by CNN as the leading architect in ecological design.
Mr Mark Yeo
Director Singapore and Southeast Asia, CBRE
Mark is the Director of Asset Services, Singapore and South East Asia. Mark provides senior leadership and support to CBRE’s multi-disciplined team from his many years’ of hands on experience, capital upgrades and operations enhancement programs. He also provides executive oversight for Transitions, Procurement, Contractor Management, Systems Implementation, Risk Management, SOP Implementation, M&E Technical Advice & Support, Preventive Maintenance Scheduling as well as Sustainability. Mark is responsible for developing and implementing environmental and green strategy across the region, overseeing the provision of services to clients throughout South East Asia. Mark was formerly from Colliers International where he led a team of 20 Commercial & Industrial Professionals. He also held a Director role at E-tech Building Services Pte Ltd, an integrated Property M&E Company which he has spearheaded an integrated M&E services to AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT. Mark is the Certified Green Mark Manager who has successfully obtained the Green Mark re-Certification at 3 Changi Business Park Vista. Mark graduated with a BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and he has a Certificate in Real Estate Investment Finance (CREIF), Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) Institute.
Mr Yeo Meng Tong
Senior Director, National Parks Board Singapore
Yeo Meng Tong received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Berlin Technische Fachhochschule, Germany and MSc in Recreation Management from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. Mr. Yeo has been a staff member of National Parks Board since 1988. He did the planning, design and construction of parks, green spaces and park connectors more than 25 years. Major projects are Park Connectors, Pasir Ris Park, Yishun Park, redevelopment of East Coast Park, nature parks and Singapore Botanic Gardens. He has done the development and management of the rooftop garden for Singapore Pavilion in Shanghai World EXPO (2010). He is also providing planning and design consultancy/advisory services to local governments in other countries. One of the few are the Sino-Singapore Friendship Garden design advisory to China Tianjin Ecocity local government and Park Connector planning advisory to Colombo local government in Sri- Lanka. He is now doing design research on the future greenery, which include the therapeutic gardens and space optimization.