Michael Ngu

Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Cheang

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Ngu

Chief Executive Officer

Graduating with a first in architecture from the University of Melbourne in 1980, Michael Ngu received the Nell Norris Award. He later took a double Masters Degree in Architecture and City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA.

At I.M. Pei’s New York office, he was involved in projects such as the Mount Sinai Modernisation in New York City, the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

In 1988, he worked at Kohn Pedersen and Fox’s (KPF) office in New York on the design of The Bond Building in Sydney, later moving to Australia to work on the construction phase with KPF Travis Partners JV.

Michael Ngu joined a61 in 1990 as an associate and was made a director when the practice was incorporated in 1994. He has specific expertise in exterior cladding design, design development, architectural and technical detailing.

He was a principal designer on the Lippo Building, which won the SIA Design Award in 1995, the Tampines Finance Plaza, Scotts 28 Condominium and Capital Square, which won the East Asia Marble Architectural Award for Urban landscape and an Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award in 1999

As principle designer, project director and architect qualified person, Michael Ngu has worked on a number of significant projects both in Singapore and overseas in China, India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha.

Michael Ngu is registered as an architect in the United States of America, Australia and Singapore. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Urban Land Institute. Michael has previously been a member of the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Design Panel, and he has been a member of the URA Design Advisory Panel since 2001.

Joseph Cheang

Chief Operating Officer

Joseph Cheang graduated with an honours degree in architecture from the National University of Singapore’s School of Architecture in 1984, joining a61 in 1987. He became a senior associate the following year, and became a director when a61 was incorporated in 1994.

As a61’s project director, he has overseen numerous projects in Singapore. He also has substantial experience in master planning and Mass Rapid Transit projects, having worked on the North-East Line MRT Depot at SengKang (C705) and HarbourFront Station (C711).

His responsibilities also include managing the professional staff pool, with special focus on project management, project programming, feasibility studies and building contract administration, as well as overall staff training and career development.

Joseph Cheang is a registered architect and a corporate member of the Singapore Institute of Architects. His other roles include sitting on the URA Development Control Committee (1992-1995) and the SIA Council (1989-1995 and 1999-2001).

He was also an external architectural design tutor at the National University of Singapore’s School of Architecture (1985-1987); an external examiner for the Design Management course (2001-2003); a board member of the Building Construction Authority (1999-2001) and the Board of Architects (2001-2007); and a BCA Professional Practice Chief Examiner (2000-2003). Since 1999 and 2004, he has been a BOA Investigation Committee and Examination Committee member, respectively.

In addition to holding various positions in the Singapore Institute of Architects Admin & Finance Committee, including a previous position as vice president, he has also been chairman of the SIA Journal Editorial Committee, the Regulations, Codes and Standards Committee and the International Relations Committee.

Joseph Cheang is a registered adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and has been a member of the URA Design Waiver Committee since 2003.