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Master Planner of Phu My Hung New City Center and the Crescent

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) was established in 1936 in Chicago. Major past projects include the Manhattan House (1950), designated as a New York City landmark in 2007; as well as the Air Force Academy Chapel (1958) in Colorado Springs; and the John Hancock Center (1969) and Sears Tower (1973) in Chicago.

In addition to architectural services, SOM has also competed in the field of large scale planning programs. An example of one important commission was as the lead design firm for the Boston Transportation Planning Review, a metropolitan wide re-design of Boston's entire transit and roadway infrastructure in the 1970s. They have recently designed the Freedom Tower in New York City and the Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Master Planner of Crescent Mall
Design International

Design International is a globally-based boutique design firm with offices in Toronto, London, Jakarta, Milan, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi. The company's 35-year history of award-winning experience includes projects of every imaginable scale from urban mixed-use developments to groundbreaking research projects.

The company’s integrated approach combining experienced planning with international market research provides master planning and architectural services that maximize the full value of a property. A good plan is the foundation of any successful development. By elevating a project’s efficiency and realizing the full potential of its synergies, D.I. produces master plans that are as much destinations as viable investments.

Designer of Crescent Residence 1
NQH Architects

Architect Ngo Quan Hien is the founder of NQH Architects. He is a Vietnamese American who was born in Saigon and received his professional training at The Southern California Institute of Architecture in the United States of America, which he graduated from in 1993. With the internationally acclaimed firm of Kenzo Tange Associates (KTA) in Tokyo, he has contributed to several urban design projects and unique building design all over the world for several years.

In 1997, he initially established the NQH Design Studio in Vietnam starting with the Saigon South New City Center Detail Master Plan and the first prototype of Row House design. Since then, NQH has contributed and created varieties of urban and architecture projects throughout Vietnam and in China. The company has won several international competitions and has received the top ten architecture award from BCI Asia Group for the past four years.

Designer of Crescent Residence 2
RTA Associates

Ryoji Terajima was born in 1951 in Japan and received a Master of Engineering in Architecture from Waseda University in Japan, and a Master of Architecture and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He has worked for 23 years at Kenzo Tange Associates, 14 of which as a Managing Director, after which he founded RTA・Associates in 2006 in Tokyo.

As the Principal & Founder of RTA・Associates, Ryoji Terajima has completed the renovation design, landscape design, and the interior design of a serviced apartment/hotel project in Shanghai as well as the design of high-rise, mixed-use developments and residential complexes in Vietnam.

Designer of Crescent Residence 3 and Crescent Mall
Korn Architects

Mr. Korn is the founder of KORN Architekten, which has been involved in major projects in both architecture and urban planning throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. Following 3 years of practice with Frank O. Gehry Inc. / California as architect for the new Philharmonic Concert Hall in Los Angeles and other projects, Mr. Korn founded Korn Architekten in Germany in 1995, with a focus on high-profile design.

Mr. Korn’s expertise ranges from several shopping center designs, high-profile historical preservation projects and office buildings in Germany, Holland and Spain to master plans for 3 new urban areas and more than 10 high-rise projects in Vietnam. He was involved in all stages of design from concept to construction documentation in all these projects. His 8-years of experience in Vietnam has made him aware of the special local challenges of construction projects.

Designer of Crescent Plaza

Mr. Norihiko Kudo is the principal consultant/designer in K Y T A Architects (Singapore), with over 35 years of experience working on projects ranging from master planning to architectural commissions, from residential, government offices, and schools to civil projects. The architect, Mr. Tan Gek Meng, has had almost 25 years of experience working on projects in various countries, especially in Indochina and Asia. He is particularly familiar with Vietnam and is thus well-versed with Vietnamese legislation and the local culture.

Together with a team of Vietnamese architects from all over Vietnam, K Y T A brings with them the ability to provide balance in any design solution by addressing local sensitivities and balancing those with a more global and international worldview and innovation in design.

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