Scott Brownrigg appoints Director for Singapore Office

Scott Brownrigg appoints Director for Singapore Office

19.11.14

Award-winning international design practice Scott Brownrigg has appointed Martin Leatham as Director of its South East Asia Design Hub in Singapore to drive expansion across the region.

Martin who joined the practice on 17 November has over 30 year’s professional experience on a wide range of projects within South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He has worked extensively on the masterplanning, design and management of large scale projects within the hospitality, education, commercial, retail, infrastructure, rail transit and airport sectors.

Having previously worked for HBO + EMTB Singapore and RMJM Singapore and Hong Kong, Martin joins Scott Brownrigg from SRSS Singapore where he was Director responsible for many significant developments across the region.  He has project managed multiple design teams across numerous high profile schemes, including the Sutherland Office Campus in Carmona, Philippines, The Hilton Zhengzhou in China, Wuxi Luxury Golf Resort in Wuxi, China, the  Mercure Hotel in Sabah, Malaysia and the Sheraton and Luxury Collection in Hainan, China. In addition he was responsible for the masterplanning and design of a major 600,000 sq m mixed-use scheme in Chengdu, Szechuan, China.  Martin also led on the preparations to re-masterplan Hong Kong Jockey Club - Happy Valley and Sha Tin Racecourses and club facilities in Hong Kong, and led the design teams for the Dubai Light Rail concepts and the design of 16 MRT stations for the Circle Line in Singapore.

As Director of the Singapore office, Martin will lead and manage the team, as well as develop and help to deliver the strategic plan for the office; driving growth and business development across the region.

His strategic appointment reinforces Scott Brownrigg’s international expansion strategy and its commitment to further growing business operations within South East Asia. His expertise, knowledge and leadership will build upon the strengths of the existing Singapore team which is currently delivering the University of Reading Malaysia Campus scheme in Johor Bahru, Malaysia; the scheme was a Finalist in the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards in 2013.

On the appointment Michael Olliff, Group Managing Director at Scott Brownrigg said:
‘Martin brings a wealth of regional and international knowledge, design and sector expertise to Scott Brownrigg’s operations within South East Asia. His proven and successful track record of winning and designing high profile schemes across the region is invaluable to the growth of the practice and in meeting its strategic business plan’.