FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR @ ArchPay
"About two years ago I was sitting in an office thinking about how can creativity thrive under a corporate environment where Politics, Profit Margins & Client Expectations. I asked myself what if there is a place where designers can work and deliver more freely and creatively. So my next question is what do I need to do and how do I make this place."
Hello my name is Simon Chan. I will also be a student of Architecture and Design. I have practice professional work in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Brisbane as an Intern, Graduate Architect and Senior Designer. I have worked in both Local Practice and large scale Global Architectural Studios. I decided to focus my career quite early after I graduated towards Masterplanning and Urban Design. Recently, I can call myself an award-winning Master Planner and Urban Designer as I had the privilege to lead an Urban Design Project in Shanghai which received a Design Merit Award from the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects.
I believe this Profession has the power and should transform the present into a better future. It is however my concern in the field I am feeling most of us are losing grip to what we initially set out to achieve. I myself join this profession because I believe this is the place where I can let my creativity thrive. About two years ago I was sitting in an office thinking about how can creativity thrive under a corporate environment where Politics, Profit Margins & Client Expectations undermines all else. I asked myself what if there is a place where designers can work and deliver more freely and creatively. So my next question is what do I need to do and how do I make this place.
Now here I am and calling myself Entrepreneur striving to create a place where creativity thrive. This platform is about bringing out the best suited design concepts and ideas from younger generations and designers in a format which can demonstrate the highest value to a Particular Project. The platform's role is to provide an intermediate in form of Design Management between younger designers and the client.
CO-FOUNDER + DIRECTOR @ ArchPay
Registered Architect (Victoria) + Urban Designer with 10 years of work experience as an architect with a wide breadth of experience working on project types including residential, commercial, transportation, retail, industrial, civil, infrastructural and urban design. A team player with excellent communication skills in Cantonese, Mandarin and English and qualifications. I am passionate about evaluating and evolving design ideas through drawing, virtual modelling and research. In addition, to bring the human experience and scale to the forefront of architecture and urban design through understanding existing typologies, patterns of activities and spatial experience. I have collaborated with peers and client groups to ensure that the procurement of design is methodical and that client’s aspirate are not only met but exceeded.