Judges Panel


Results of Perspective Awards 2009




Professional Awards

Astrid Klein - Director, Klein Dytham Architecture, Japan
Astrid Klein has lived and worked in Japan, since 1988, and established Klein Dytham Architecture in 1991 together with her partner Mark Dytham. Klein has a Master's degree from the Royal College of Art in London. KDA's work has been the subject of numerous publications, and an exhibition was held at the Architecture Association, London, in 2005 and Gallery MA, Tokyo in 2009. Klein has lectured and held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.

Colin Seah - Ministry of Design, Singapore
Trained in the US, Colin Seah has worked for the likes of Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind, and is a two-time recipient of Singapore's highest design accolade, the President's Design Award, and also a Grand Prize winner of the Gold Key Award, the highest international hospitality accolade. MOD has worked on local and foreign projects such as the New Majestic Hotel, Villas by the Sea, Sho-U restaurant, Ashley Isham boutique, SohoChina Sanlitun Condominiums and Holland Park Residence

Hailim Suh - Principal, Himma Architecture Studio, Korea
Born in Seoul, Korea, Hailim Suh worked at architectural firms in New York City and teaching design studios at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Pratt Institute, before returning to Korea in 1994 to launch her practice, Hailimsuh Architecture Studio. In 1997, she expanded with Himma Architecture Studio, winning several competitions and awards including the KIA awards and the Seoul Architectural Work Awards in Korea. Most recently, she has set up a Himma office in New York City, received a P/A Award and an AIA New York Project Merit Award (both in 2008) and exhibited at the 2008 Venice Biennale.
Peter Haythornthwaite - Principal, peterhaythornthwaite//creativelab, New Zealand
A recipient of many national and international awards for product, graphic and environmental design, Peter Haythornthwaite was twice president of the Designers Institute of New Zealand and in 2003 was recipient of the John Britten Design Award for outstanding achievement in design. His work was recently acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Haythornthwaite is principal of the design consultancy peterhaythornthwaite//creativelab, and adjunct-professor of design at the University of Victoria, Wellington.
Robert G. Boughey - Founder, Robert G Boughey and Associates, Thailand
Robert G Boughey founded his architectural practice in Thailand in 1973. The firm has won numerous awards, including first prize in the national competition for the recently completed Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art and Culture. Many commercial projects such as Q House, Siam Commercial Bank and Discovery Center are notable buildings in central Bangkok.

Ryan Russell - Founder, Ryan Russell, Australia
Ryan is the head of the multi-disciplinary and multi-award winning design practice, RYAN RUSSELL. His experience as a designer has crossed the fields of architecture and interior design, industrial design, theatre and exhibition design. In 2007, RYAN RUSSELL won both the National Interior Design Award for Emerging Practice and the national Idea Award for Retail, for Left, a cutting-edge fashion store situated on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, one of Melbourne's emerging inner city streets for art and fashion. As a retail space, Left demonstrated Ryan's skilful manipulation of space, light and material surfaces to create stores which communicate the essence of the philosophy and products behind a brand, while engaging the customer with a unique shopping experience.

Student Awards

Alan Chan - Founder, Alan Chan Design, Hong Kong
In more than 30 years in advertising and design, Alan Chan has won more than 500 local and international awards, including awards from the Communication Arts, the New York Art Directors Club, D&AD, the Tokyo Typedirectors Club, Japan Typography Association, the Hong Kong Designers Association, the HK4As and many others. His company was selected by the Graphis Press in New York as one of the Graphis Ten Best design firms in the world for 1996. In 1997, his posters and watch designs were included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of its permanent collection of architecture and design works.


Antony Chan - Founder and creative director, Cream, Hong Kong
Antony Chan established architecture and interior design firm Cream in 1998, and has been responsible for projects such as the Yoga Plus health club and boutique Hotel LKF in Lan Kwai Fong, for which the designer was awarded the Silver and Gold Asia Pacific Interior Design prizes in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Cream's recent projects include Dalian Times Square, HK Trade Development Council Design Gallery, offices for the British Tourism Authority and the Miele Lab.

Johnny Wong - Founder, FAK3, Hong Kong
Johnny Wong founded awarding-winning design studio FAK3 with Miho Hirabayashi; recent projects include Kush Serviced apartments, Miele Boutique, Cocoon Lounge and Dragon-i. Wong born in Wales, graduated from Kingston University and went on to complete his Masters of Architecture and Interiors at the Royal College of Art, London. Both Wong and Hirabaysahi hold posts as adjunct assistant professors in Chinese University and Hong Kong University Space.
Kyran Sze - Managing director, Aedas, Hong Kong
Kyran Sze has more than 20 years' experience as an architect, on projects such as the award-winning Evangel College and Sunny Bay Station in Hong Kong, and leading the expansion of Aedas into the mainland China market. Sze is involved in the City University of Hong Kong's HK$430 million community college building and the Shenzhen Outpost Building projects. He is leading architectural teams in several large-scale developments in China, including the Shanghai International Expo Centreu and Fuzhou's Sino International Plaza.

Richard Hawkins - Partner, Foster + Partners, Hong Kong
In a career spanning 20 years, Richard Hawkins has been involved in the Hong Kong International Airport, the new Beijing International Airport, Nimes Mediatheque, the Crescent Wing, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Wembley Stadium, and conceptual design for the West Kowloon Cultural District.