12 August 2021

Benoy strengthens cross-studio capabilities with key senior appointments

To support Benoy¡¯s growth strategy and market development in Asia, we are delighted to announce a number of key external and in-house appointments.

Teri Tsang, Director, has been appointed Director, Hong Kong Studio Lead, and Azaria Lee, Senior Associate Director, has been appointed Senior Associate Director, Singapore Studio Lead.

In addition to their existing senior-level design roles, Teri oversees overall project and studio operations across the Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen studios, and Azaria is responsible for managing day-to-day and project operations in the Singapore studio.

Wesley Louie joins Benoy as Head of Design in Singapore. Drawing from his deep understanding of retail environments, Wesley will be responsible for ensuring Benoy¡¯s design capabilities are best in class and consistent with Benoy¡¯s reputation as a leading global design practice. Working closely with senior leaders, he will identify opportunities to grow the studio. He will also train, mentor and nurture design talent and will play a key role in building the pipeline of design leaders.

Terence Seah, Head of Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen said,

¡°Teri and Azaria?¡ª?well-experienced Benoy leaders and exceptional designers?¡ª?have taken the next step in their careers in their new roles. With their in-depth understanding of Benoy and what we do, this is a natural progression in their leadership journey. I am very pleased that two of our most experienced women leaders will be supporting me and playing key roles in our studios¡¯ success.

An alumni of Benoy, Wesley had been integral to some of our early iconic projects in Asia, and I would like to warmly welcome him back. Bringing his knowledge of retail environments and in-depth experience in retail planning and design, this strategic appointment reinforces our commitment to create and deliver commercially successful, people-centric destinations.¡±

Teri Tsang has over 18 years¡¯ professional experience in the West and APAC, with an extensive and diverse portfolio including award-winning retail, commercial, residential, masterplanning and transport-oriented developments. Teri has an in-depth understanding of the entire project cycle from concept design to construction completion and has worked with the region¡¯s biggest developers such as Hongkong Land, Alibaba Group, Ayala Corporation, and China Resources Land. Her key projects include Alibaba Jiangsu Headquarters, Sanya CDF Mall II, Ningbo New World Plaza, Hongkong Land¡¯s WeCity and its new high-end luxury destination in Shanghai¡¯s prestigious West Bund Xuhui District.

With over 14 years¡¯ experience, Azaria Lee is a highly experienced architect and is registered on the Board of Architects in Singapore. A champion of sustainable architecture, Azaria is a LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council and is a Greenmark Manager in Singapore. Leading a diverse range of exciting, contemporary projects, Azaria is involved in all stages of design, coordination, consultation, documentation and construction. Azaria has worked all over Asia in the healthcare, residential, mixed-use, commercial and hospitality sectors. Her notable projects include Resorts World Sentosa and Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore, the David Jones Flagship Store in Australia and Han Jardin in Vietnam. 

Wesley Louie has over 18 years¡¯ industry experience as a design architect, specialising in concept design, retail planning and masterplanning. Working across Australia, Hong Kong & Singapore, his notable projects include Ion Orchard, Changi Airport Terminal 4, and Westgate in Singapore; Subang Jaya City Centre in Malaysia; and a number of key Indonesian commissions for Agung Podomoro Land. Most recently, Wesley has been involved in landmark aviation feasibilities for KLIA, Changi Terminal 5 and several Australian airports. Wesley graduated from the University of Melbourne and is a registered Architect in Victoria, Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).

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