Founded in 2003, the KYOOB family has since grown to become an award-winning architectural practice comprising more than 50 like-minded individuals who have a shared ideal of creativity, determination and hard work to achieve excellence in all our projects.
Having built up an impressive portfolio of clients and projects that are spread over a diverse range of typologies, we are currently engaged in projects that have an ongoing construction value exceeding S$1 billion.
There is nothing more rewarding than the work we do, bringing together people of various expertise to create better spaces, experiences and buildings.
Year of Design & Project Experience
Ongoing construction Value
By listening to our clients and understanding their needs. With every project that we undertake, we are sensitive to the site’s context, culture, climate and its sense of place. With our rigorous approach and attention to detail, we strive to create elegant and timeless designs that contribute significantly to our built environment.
Services we offer
- Master planning
- Interior Design
- Sustainability and Environmental Planning
- Health and Wellness Design
- Design Communication
Building Information Modelling (BIM), 3D Visualization, Printing and Animation
Julian ChiaCo-founder / Director
Julian co-founded KYOOB with Chee Meng in 2003. He leads the design, research and information technology teams at KYOOB. Julian studied architecture at the National University of Singapore and has practised for more than 20 years.
He has worked on a broad range of commercial, institutional, hospitality and residential projects in Singapore and abroad. In his spare time, Julian enjoys photography, listening to music and an occasional round of golf.
Lau Chee MengFounder / Managing Director
Chee Meng is the Managing Director of KYOOB. Having co-founded KYOOB with Julian in 2003, he has been instrumental in leading the firm towards achieving its AR01 (the highest rank under BCA’s Public Sector Panel of Consultants) ranking in 2014.
Chee Meng graduated from the National University of Singapore. He has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience and is the Qualified Person for over 50 local projects. He adopts a collaborative approach to the design of the built environment, working together with other passionate and innovative professionals and stakeholders to bring about excellence in the quality of architecture.
Chee Meng takes daily hikes to maintain a mindful and healthy lifestyle.
Sandy has been registered with the Board of Architects since 2002. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and has practised for more than 20 years. She cares deeply about good architectural detailing and strives to implement quality solutions to add value to the projects.
Sandy manages KYOOB’s administration team, overseeing aspects of the practice’s operations and quality control including hiring, staff training and professional development. In her spare moments, Sandy enjoys gardening and trail walking and is an avid cook and baker.
Edmond obtained his bachelor of architecture degree at the National University of Singapore in 1998. He has worked with various firms such as ST Architects as well as AC Consortium, where he specialised in industrial and business park projects. His expertise in efficient space planning and providing value engineering solutions is a company asset that is highly valued by clients.
Edmond is also a Registered Inspector (RI) for safety and design for safety professional. He enjoys playing chess and traveling with his wife.