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Director Frven Lim

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Good architecture is simple and communicates with the heart and soul. It lifts the spirit and provides a sense of comfort and servitude to function, but yet simultaneously feasts the eye to form and proportion.

Mr Frven Lim is the Director of DP Architects’ London office. He has an impressive built track record of over 11,000 residential units and over 1.3 million square meters (covering a wide array of building typologies) over his 18-year professional career.

Frven trained at the Architectural Association in London, where he received his AA diploma in 1999 and MA (Distinction) in the field of Landscape Urbanism in 2001. He practices with an attitude of experimentation and research. This originality is evident in his works and has earned him several high-profile design recognitions, including the prestigious ‘20 under 45’ accolade accorded by Singapore’s Urban and Redevelopment Authority in 2010.

Throughout his practising years, he led projects ranging from small bespoke urban insertions to large-scale townships and masterplans. The long list of works includes residential as well as numerous public buildings.

In the UK, his professional experience has embraced sophisticated and prominent projects, including the prominent Millennium Hotel fronting Grosvenor Square (London), an extremely high-end mixed development along Piccadilly (London) and a complex regeneration masterplan in the heart of Liverpool.

He is a thought leader in urban cities’ future trends and the topic of affordable housing, and passionately champions the motto of “making a difference through design”. He has authored and edited numerous publications, of which the four seminal books are “Housing People”, “1degNorth”, “Crafting Public Realms” and “project 2050”. In addition to these, Frven has also contributed an essay which was published alongside the exhibition titled “1000+ Singapores” held at Paris’ city hall in the summer of 2015.