Wong Mun Summ
Wong Mun Summ is the co-Founding Director of WOHA, an internationally recognised architectural practice based in Singapore. He is a Professor in Practice at the National University of Singapore at the Department of Architecture, School of Design & Environment. He sits on the Nominating Committee of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and other design advisory panels in Singapore.
WOHA was founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994. Rather than being overwhelmed by the challenges of climate change, population growth and urbanisation, the Singapore-based practice researches and innovates new architectural and urban solutions to tackle the problems of the 21st century.
WOHA has accrued a varied portfolio of work and is known for its distinct approach to biophilic design and integrated landscaping. The practice has won a number of architectural awards, including the 2019 Urban Habitat and Best Mixed-Use Building awards from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 2018 World Building of the Year for Kampung Admiralty and 2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide for the Oasia Hotel Downtown.
WOHA’s Platinum Green Mark-rated PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel has become one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings, receiving the 2015 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award, the 2014 Design for Asia Grand Award and the 2013 World Architecture News Hotel of the Year Award.
Currently, the practice has projects under construction in Singapore, China and Australia.
Richard Hassell co-founded the Singapore-based architectural practice WOHA in 1994. He is an Adjunct Professor for the School of Design at The University of Western Australia, and served on various Architectural Design Review Panels in Singapore.
WOHA work at all scales, from interiors and architecture to public space and master plans; their projects are living systems that connect to the city as a whole. With every project, the practice aims to create a matrix of interconnected human-scaled environments. These spaces foster community, enable stewardship of nature, generate biophilic beauty, activate ecosystem services and build resilience.