Design takes flight

Singapore architects are making their mark overseas in New York, Dubai and the Congo. By Tay Suan Chiang

Published Fri, Nov 1, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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ARCHITECT Chan Soo Khian has a soft spot for New York. "I went to university in the East Coast and used to go to New York every year," he says. Mr Chan obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University and Master of Architecture at Yale University.

It's only natural, then, that the founding principal and design director of SCDA Architects "always wanted to build in New York."

That dream is coming to fruition with Soori High Line, a boutique residential development located in lower Manhattan's West Chelsea district. This is Mr Chan's first project in the United States.

This is his second Soori brand - the first being Alila Villas Soori, the resort and private residences in Bali. The biggest challenge about Soori High Line he says, is finding the site. "I have been looking for suitable sites for seve…

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