Our people

Principal Directors

Managing DirectorIvy Lee

Ivy joined L&O in 1998 with a First-class Honours degree in Architecture from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she became a Partner in 2009 and is now Managing Director, overseeing all of L&O’s business development and operations in Hong Kong, China, SE Asia and the Middle East. Ivy is committed to the preservation of L&O’s core values reflecting its long history of almost 150 years and to the reinterpretation of these values that continue to maintain the uniqueness of L&O and with the humanity, integrity and innovation that sustains it.

Ivy supports the wider design community with her passion for design, and is expressed through her pro bono activities: she is the Director of the Hong Kong BEAM Society and Director of the Hong Kong Green Building Council which spearhead innovation in sustainability.

Ivy remains deeply involved in L&O’s projects and in the design processes and technical solutions that have resulted in winning international design awards. These include the Hong Kong Science Park Phase 2, City of Dreams, Macau and Studio City Macau. In addition, Ivy is currently leading an international technical consultant team to advise the Hong Kong Government on the development of a multi-purpose Sports Park, including a 50,000 seat stadium, in Kai Tak, Hong Kong.

Ivy maintains a worldwide perspective through her direct engagement and collaboration with internationally respected architects and experts whilst simultaneously nurturing diverse local talents and a multi-cultural studio approach to projects within L&O.

Principal DirectorLucy Tsui

Lucy graduated from Tsinghua University in 1984. After three years of architectural practice in Hong Kong, she enrolled in the Urban Design postgraduate program at The University of Hong Kong in 1988. Two years later she joined Leigh & Orange as an architectural designer and participated in the design of public and academic projects in Hong Kong. Since the early 90’s, she has started to work on projects in mainland China and Southeast Asia. Her strength lies in combining her understanding of different industry needs and creating tailored project solutions to meet client’s needs from diverse cultural backgrounds and expectations. She manages various types of projects such as offices, hotels, residential, retail complexes, recreational facilities, conservation projects, urban revitalisation and master-planning. Leading the firm’s expansion into the China market, Lucy has cultivated a team of multicultural talents that can meet the fast-growing needs of China.

Principal DirectorDavid Stanford

David graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic, UK in 1982 and then joined Leigh & Orange in Hong Kong. David is both a talented designer and recognised for managing highly complex and technically demanding projects in multinational environments such as the Al Shaqab Equestrian Academy in Qatar, West Kowloon Cultural District Zone 2 Integrated Basement, Hong Kong City University Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, HSBC Data Centre, Shatin Racecourse Redevelopment in Hong Kong as well as theme parks, sports facilities and many special projects. With projects being realised across Asia, David has played a key role in leading L&O’s projects in markets such as the Gulf, Hong Kong and China. He strives to achieve high standards and his team has been recognised with a number of awards – including the “Quality Architect” award in the 2012 Quality Building Awards.

Principal DirectorPeggy Liow

Peggy joined Leigh & Orange in 1994 after graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1989. She has extensive experience in handling multi-disciplinary projects across a wide spectrum of building types, with particular emphasis on high-end mixed-use, super high-rise and TOD developments such as Shanghai Pudong Shangri-La hotel, Wheelock Square, Langham XinTianDi and Andaz Shanghai hotels, L’Avenue Shanghai and Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, which were completed with high standards and were awarded prestigious international design and quality building awards. Born in a multilingual country of Malaysia, Peggy becomes a polyglot. Together with this special background, language skills and extensive project experience, Peggy masters her expertise in leading multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary project teams to meet the requirements of prestigious Hong Kong and international developers, world-class hotel operators, etc. for delivering projects with the high quality and standards.

Principal DirectorAlan Li

Alan graduated from Barlett School of Architecture in London and joined Leigh & Orange in 1992 till 2007, rejoined L&O in 2011 and became a Principal Director since 2017. Alan as an architect with over 30 years of management and project development experience, his expertise spans the public and private sectors – covering healthcare, hospitality, institutional, sports park, science park, railway and transportation developments. Alan’s commitment to quality works of architectural and engineering design has brought him an extensive track record in delivering highly-complex and multi-disciplinary projects from design to completion of construction with high quality. At L&O, Alan has focused on large scale and multidisciplinary projects such as the Hong Kong Science Park Phase 2 Development, Macau Studio City Development, United Christian Hospital, Kai Sai Chau Public Golf Course and Kai Tak Sports Park.

Senior Management

DirectorLawrence Lam

After graduating from The University of Hong Kong in 1996, Lawrence worked in several renowned architectural firms in Hong Kong and joined Leigh & Orange since 2003.  Lawrence has been taking the leading role for handling multi-disciplinary projects of different scales including urban planning, residential, commercial, hotel, recreational and club facilities, institutional and Transport Orientated Development (TOD) in Hong Kong and mainland China. Tianjin Kerry Centre and the Shenzhen Centre are the selected projects which covered different stages for design, submission and construction. As leader of a team of talented designers and project architects, he always strives for advancement and development of innovative architectural design with integration of new technology. His passion for people-orientated public space also inspires his team with dedication for creating a sense of place with a unique cultural identity of different geographical regions.

DirectorMelvyn Lai

Melvyn joined Leigh & Orange in 1988 since graduation from Australia.  As a seasoned and dedicated professional, he has keen interest in projects that demand thorough understanding of user requirements and meticulous attention to details.  He has rich experience in theme parks, data centres and institution buildings, and has delivered quality and sophisticated projects including clinics, hospitals, laboratories, elderly homes, train stations, hotels, TV broadcast studios, science parks, recreation park, building conservation, shopping centres, equine and industrial facilities. He holds the belief that good architecture will emerge through a patient search and respect to the art and the process.

DirectorDr. Nicholas Lai

Nicholas is a scholar-practitioner with over 27 years of professional experience. With commendations both for excellence in academic studies as well as in professional practice, Nicholas has demonstrated skill and ability in the art and science of architecture and architectural management.

Nicholas has successfully delivered many projects, private and public, through the provision of full architectural services as well as individual technical studies. His specialty ranges from healthcare, education, institutional, to experience-driven designs. His passion is to create built an environment that reflects and enrich cultural values.

He is currently a director of the firm. Nicholas also acted, for 15 years, as the environmental manager administrating ISO 14001 and advocating sustainability. Scholastically, he is firmly committed to the vigor and integration of research and practice. He was a tutor at the City University for 8 years. Nicholas has received numerous awards, starting with a student’s prize for outstanding academic achievement in 1989, to a recent HKIA merit award in 2012.

DirectorShing, Koon Kwan

Shing Koon Kwan graduated from University of New South Wales, Australia and joined Leigh & Orange in 1997. KK’s experience provides strength for design and project management from feasibility study to completion through multidisciplinary coordination, statuary liaison and construction contract administration.

He has worked upon a wide spectrum of building types in Hong Kong and Macau including institutional, mixed-use, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare and railway developments. In the recent years, KK has taken key project roles for MTRC Shatin-Central Link (Hin Keng Station), the new hotel and attraction expansion for the international theme park in Hong Kong, as well as Studio City and City of Dreams entertainment resorts in Macau. He has built up a diverse portfolio covering new complex building development and large-scale addition and alteration projects.

DirectorRover Cheung

Rover graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000 and joined Leigh & Orange in 2003. Rover is recognized for pushing the boundaries of architectural quality and team collaboration. Underpinning this pursuit is his value emphasis on multi-disciplinary talent exchange and devotion to inspire his team to increase the awareness of the built environment through discovery and exploration. Rover has special expertise in master planning, concept design, detailed design and project administration of high-end offices, commercial and hotel projects. With his dedication to quality, Rover has led award-winning projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Guangzhou and achieved world-class recognition with International Property Awards and MIPIM Asia Best mixed-use Gold Winner.

DirectorKelvin Li

Kelvin is an emerging architect and urbanist with a vision and responsibility to shape a better-built environment. Graduated with distinction from the University of Hong Kong in 2000, he has thus accumulated over 17-year of real-life practice, primarily in the design and construction of comprehensive development projects in both Hong Kong and Greater China.  With strong flair in design, he has won numerous awards and prizes, initially for his student work, and later for his professional accomplishments.

In 2006, he won the Chevening Scholarship and went on to complete a higher degree at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.  In a personal capacity, he was invited to act as a part-time lecturer at HKU in 2007-2008.

Director in Infrastructure and HealthcareChris Lee

Chris graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1986. He has 31 years of professional practice experience including 28 years as an Authorized Person. He has handled projects spanning from healthcare, aviation, rail and industrial complexes to domestic and alteration projects. He has led the design and delivery for Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Training Centre, Cathay Pacific Catering Services Facility Block 2, Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre Hangars 2 & 3 in the Hong Kong International Airport, KCRC Lok Ma Chau Terminus, the 642-bed Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in Hong Kong as well as the passenger terminal to Hyderabad International Airport in Hyderabad India and an office cum laboratory complex for Nortel in Beijing. He has an in-depth experience in handling the design and delivery of complex buildings.

Director of Interior DesignRicky Hung

Ricky studied Art Plastic at the Paris VIII University in France and rejoined Leigh & Orange in 2013. With a lifelong passion for design and more than 20 years of experience, Ricky has worked on various projects including commercial mixed-use, retail and restaurant projects. Notable projects include the HK Science Park Phase 2, Al Shaqab Academy in Qatar, Club of the Commune in China and View 62 revolving restaurant in Hong Kong, which has recently received the 2012 Successful Design Awards in China and also shortlisted for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2013 in the UK. Ricky brings a personal, collaborative approach to each project, thus generating a customized solution specifically for each client.

DirectorFrankie Cheng

Frankie has been with Leigh & Orange for over 10 years and has taken up a management leadership role as Director since 2015. Frankie has over 20 years of architectural design and project management experience in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Middle East. He specializes in large scale infrastructure and technically complex building design. He played a primary role in the Al Shaqab Equestrian Arena Stadium Project in Doha and the Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai. Frankie is currently working on various Railway and Cultural related infrastructure projects for the Government and Railway Operator. He also has extensive experience and involvements in projects with various Government Authorities and Departments including HAD, AAHK and WKCDA.

DirectorRacy Mok

Racy has been practising in Hong Kong since her graduation from the University of Southern California, U.S. Racy joined Leigh & Orange in 2006 and became a Director since 2017. With over18 years of experience in architectural and interior design, her works spanned from aircraft hangars, data centres, power substation, office & commercial, hospitality & entertainment, residential, healthcare to education projects. Racy has also mastered the skills for handling A&A and interior fit-out projects including dementia centre, university library, premium office, workshops, and logistic planning & design for staff facilities of large-scale hospitality & entertainment developments in Hong Kong, Macau and China. Throughout her professional practice, Racy has demonstrated her capability and dedication in striving for balance between aesthetics and practicality with technical solutions from design through to completion of construction aiming for delivering projects with high quality and to the satisfaction of the Clients.

Technical DirectorPhilip Hurlow

Philip is an architect-planner with over 40 years of experience in the design, administration, and documentation of a wide range of projects of various sizes and complexity. He also has considerable managerial experience with a major consultancy as technical director responsible for office standards. Philip graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1971 and has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from The University of Hong Kong. He is an Authorized Person (List 1) in Hong Kong.

General ManagerJasmine Chan

Jasmine is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and she has over 15 years of experience in finance, human resources, and management in a number of multi-national corporations spanning different industries. She leads all the support functions of the Leigh & Orange Group including finance, human resources, administration, contract management, IT, marketing and business development.