Our People

Senior Director Francis Lee

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We have to understand the human being – they must have meaning, they must have purpose. When you give them meaning and effective leadership, you give them purpose. Everything will fall in place.

A passionate believer that people are DP’s key asset, Senior Director Mr Francis Lee engages all levels of DPians through regular communication, orientation, mentoring, continuous learning and development. He leads the office towards the advancement in design and service excellence, productivity and consistency.

Formerly DP’s CEO (2004–2016) and Chairman (Jan 2016–Jan 2021), Mr Francis Lee has been instrumental in developing the practice from a single architectural entity to a group of architecture-related specialist companies offering integrated and seamless services such as Project Management, Engineering, Sustainable Design and Master Planning. He has championed DP’s global business growth strategy by guiding their foray into the Middle East, Malaysia and other emerging markets. Under his helm, DP grew from 400 to 1,200 strong and was listed as one of the world’s largest architecture firms by the World Architecture 100 survey.