Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies, National University of Singapore
Master of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture
In 2000, Ken joined JERDE to explore his passion for architectural technology and designing atypical community places. He believes placemaking is about finding creative ways to orchestrate or curate urban spaces. Ken's designs are rooted in the local culture, social connectivity, and how to engage a city to create different experiences. His ability to see opportunity in 'the space between', combined with his curiosity for urban innovation and technology, allows him to create truly impactful, out-of-the-box designs. As Senior Design Principal, he brings a refined, high-level, and detailed development to his role, as well as a strong explorative approach.
Over time, people begin to use the space in a way that truly reflects their cultural identity… and that's when we feel the most appreciation - that we created a place that was organic enough for someone to take it and change it over time.
Ken has participated in and led design teams responsible for several of JERDE's most icon places. His experience spans a range of project types including master planning, mixed-use retail, public spaces and hospitality. Having worked and lived all of the world, Ken brings an element of worldliness to his craft that is evident in his designs. His passion for dense urban environments, along with his ability to mentor and lead teams, has made a tremendous impact on JERDE and the firm's level of work.