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.
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.
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.
Joined L&O in 2004, Kelvin becomes Principal Director in 2019. 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 20 years of practical experience, primarily in the design and construction of comprehensive development projects in both Hong Kong and Greater China.
Back in 2006, Kelvin 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 the University of Hong Kong in 2007-2008.
Kelvin has led design teams to accomplish a multitude of large-scale, strategically complex projects of all types, including masterplanning, commercial, mixed-use, education, residential and transit-oriented developments. Many of these have won international awards, such as HKIA Annual Awards, HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards, World Architecture Festival Awards, A’ Design Awards, A&D China Awards and MIPIM Asia Awards.
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.
He Ke is a young architect active in urban and architectural practice in China Mainland and Hong Kong. He has more than 12 years of experience in design and project management for urban design, hotels, office mixed-use, theme parks and residential projects. He Ke obtained China Mainland’s Class 1 registered architect in 2011. In particular, He Ke has experience in Theme Park Design, construction and project management after being resident architect for Hong Kong International Theme Park Expansion Project.
Steven Humphrey is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 30 years of global commercial and project management experience covering the complete spectrum of building and civil engineering projects. He has lived and worked in the UK, Qatar, Bahrain and Hong Kong. Steven has previously worked with a renowned international construction consultancy firm for over 25 years, including leading their business in Qatar, during his career he has had the opportunity to perform a number of roles outside traditional commercial and project management, these include international research, sustainability evaluations and management consulting. Most recently Steven has been the commercial manager covering three FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup stadiums, including the world’s first fully demountable stadium (Ras Abu Aboud Stadium).
Nicholas is an architect, authorized person, and an adjudicator with over thirty years of working experience. He graduated in 1991 after completing a six-year work-study programme in architecture at the Queensland University of Technology.
Professionally, Nicholas has successfully delivered many projects, private and public, either through the provision of full architectural services or as individual technical studies. He has acquired a wealth of knowledge and developed particular insight into healthcare, education, institutional, transport, recreation and theme park architectures. His scholastic interest is in the interplay between work, learning and teaching and his doctoral thesis, completed in 2012, researched the work-based learning process.
Nicholas is currently a director of the firm leading a small team of architects and designers. He has also served, for 12 years, as the environmental manager of the company, administering the environmental management system and advocating sustainability. In a personal capacity, Nicholas was a design tutor at the City University of Hong Kong for the eight years between 2002 and 2009. 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.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of architecture, Dicky has served the industry in a range of positions – from a consultant firm to local and China-based developers. His solid experience from concept design to construction stage on a wide range of projects – especially in the local residential, hotel, hospitality and commercial sectors – means that Dicky’s knowledge of design and project management is highly developed. The developer’s background makes his perspective more client and target oriented, supported by expertise in handling government submissions, complicated land leases and planning application matters.
Dicky promotes architectural excellence through his work and enthusiasm. He has been serving the professional community for an extended period of time, bringing his architectural experience to different positions in public bodies related to the construction industry and helping to develop professionalism in the field.
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.
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.
Louis started practicing in Beijing since graduation in 1996 and extended his professional experience to Hong Kong and Singapore during later years. Over 22 years working in architecture, urban design and property development and two years of post-graduate research on real estate finance, Louis have been involved in a variety of projects including office and commercial development, high end residential, hotel and hospitality, institutional facilities, and large scale master plan proposals. Louis also a LEED Certified Green Associate since 2010. All of above experiences build up his solid theoretical frameworks and practical skills in architecture design, urban planning, master plan design, detail design, design research, property research, sustainability research, and on site supervision.
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.