Executive Director & Co-Founder
I ALEX LIN
"what's most important to me is to have a deep understanding of the project conditions and constraints, based on context and program. That's how something unique and beyond our imagination can come to life. "
As co-founder and studio director, Alex oversees all design activities and sets the vision for the studio's future. He is the first point of contact at Hopscape, and the client project liaison. Alex staffs all the projects, participates and leads design development, and reviews progress. As "head honcho", he's got a lot of work to do!
Originally from Singapore, Alex obtained his bachelor's degree in architecture from the National University of Singapore and his masters degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Prior to founding Hopscape, Alex worked at Tangguangbee Architects in Singapore and at the Jerde Partnership where he was a vice president and design principal.
At Jerde, Alex played key roles in realizing the design of many of the firm’s most complex and ground-breaking mixed-use, hospitality, retail, and master plan developments. These include SJZ Lerthai Center in China, Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Langham Place and Megabox in Hong Kong, and the Dubai International Financial Center in the UAE.