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Jury Panel

Professor Robert Powell - United Kingdom

Robert Powell is an architect, city planner, author/editor and critic. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Taylor’s University School of Architecture Building & Design and has been associated with Taylor’s as Professor of Architecture since January 2016. Prior to that he was Head of EcoMasterplanning with Llewelyn Davies Yeang, London, UK.  Previously, he was Associate Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (1984 to 2000). He was a member of the PAM Architecture Awards Jury (2019), and a co-editor of BEP100: BEP Akitek (2020). Outside of professional life Robert (Bob) Powell is an avid traveller, water colour artist and occasional triathlete.

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Lin Ho - Malaysia

Lin Ho is an accomplished professional photographer. He has specialised in the architecture and interiors genre for more than 20 years. Lin Ho has collaborated with renowned international and local architects, interior designers and reputable property developers. He is also a frequent contributor to international architecture publications, in both print & digital media. Previous book projects include The Straits Chinese, The Residences of HRH Sultan Azlan Shah, Tropical Garden Design ,The Tropical Malaysian House Vol. 1 & 2, Terrace Transformation in the Tropics, New In The Old-Chinatown Kuala Lumpur.

Martin Haeger -  United Kingdom

Martin Haeger, a registered British architect, has resided in Malaysia for 30 years and established HL Design Group in 1994. Martin has spoken on Design at numerous international conferences in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was a judge in Series One of the popular TV show ‘The Apartment’ aired globally in 2012 and is currently one of the judges for the Asia Young Designers Awards, AYDA promoting excellence in design amongst participants across SE Asia. Martin has recently joined the Board of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. Martin had the honour to be appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012.

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Ar. See Kim Piow - Malaysia

Ar See Kim Piow is the principal architect of K P See Architect since December 1999. His professional affiliations include Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM), CIDB Modular Working Group II, and C.A.A. Validation Panelist. Over the past decades, he was the industrial advisory panel member of Taylors University, UCSI University, and UTAR. Ar See Kim Piow also took part as a convenor of PAM Award 2012 and HomeDec Award 2013, and as a judge for the Best New Product category of Archidex 2008 - 2022. 

Dayang Nena Abang Bruce - Malaysia

Dayang Nena Binti Abang Bruce is a Chartered Marketer and Economic Analyst with 40 years experience working with the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC). Currently, she has been appointed CEO of Saradec Management Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of STIDC, that is responsible to run and manage the Sarawak Design Center (SARADEC) for development and promotion of young talents for creative furniture design. Commencing its Sarawak Young Designers (SayD'SignersSarawak) Program in 2018, SARADEC has trained 32 fresh graduates from local university in design process and design thinking skill, to groom them into furniture designers bonded to serve the Sarawak furniture industry.

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Robert Sukrachand - Thailand

Robert Sukrachand is a New York City and Chiang Mai based furniture designer. Since launching his first collection in 2015 Robert has created mixed material works that blend divergent material and cultural influences. In 2020, he was named as “one of the 20 names to know now in American design” by the editors of Sight Unseen. Robert's latest works explore the contemporary design possibilities of artisanal craft in Thailand. 

Nguyen Hoang Manh - Vietnam

Mr. Manh, who graduated from the Course of Architectural Master in Leuven – Belgium, was founder and principal architect of MIA Design Studio. He has been working as an architect for 23 years and has led MIA Design Studio to accomplish many successful architectural projects. With the passion of an architect, his team has innovated many hospitalities and residential projects which are friendly to the environment and connect people with nature to suit Vietnamese urban context in a sustainable way. Furthermore, his architecture makes a big impact and motivates young Vietnamese architects and Vietnamese society on how to develop the country and reserve the nature for future generations.

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Olivia Collins - Australia

Olivia Collins is an Australian artist and designer. With a background in corporate marketing and art gallery management, Olivia has gained commercial success and international recognition since the inception of her brand. Over the past 8 years, Olivia’s original paintings have been purchased for both public and private collections across Australia, the USA, UK and Asia, her designs regularly featured in notable publications and her popular prints sell across multiple online retailers both locally and abroad. Having recently completed a set of large-scale commissions for Australia’s most exclusive resort and casino Crown Sydney (an expansion on the design and interiors functionality of her practice) and returned from a sell-out show in Singapore, Olivia is looking forward to diversifying into product design in the new year.

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