Co-Founding Director

Richard Hassell is the co-Founding Director of WOHA, a design practice based in Singapore. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989, and was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2002. He has lectured at universities around the world, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Australia. Architectural awards received by WOHA include the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the 2010 International Highrise Award, 2011 RIBA Lubetkin Prize and World Architecture Festival awards in 5 different categories in 2009, 2010 and 2016. Four monographs have been published on WOHA’s projects to date. “‘Garden City Mega City”, a summation of their template for rethinking architecture and cities for the 21st century was published in 2016. “Breathing Architecture”, an exhibition devoted exclusively to their works opened at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Germany in December 2011 and thereafter travelled to Taiwan in 2012-2013. WOHA also curated the “Garden City Mega City” exhibition at The Skyscraper Museum in New York in March – September 2016, which also traveled to Mexico for the Mextropoli Festival from March – April 2017.