Singapore architect takes bite of the Big Apple


Singapore architect Chan Soo Khian is fast making the Big Apple his main hunting ground, with four projects under his belt in New York this year alone.

As well as two condominiums in the west side – one that probably sets a record for the most number of indoor pools – he is designing a luxury condo in 59th Street and a hotel in Tribeca in Lower Manhattan.

Even with four projects under way at the same time, Mr Chan, 53, says he is still “actively looking for more work”.

It is likely that some of that work will be in New York, given his long love affair with the city.

Mr Chan recently told The Straits Times from his office in a shophouse off Keong Saik Road in Chinatown that he had “spent some time” in New York after obtaining his Master of Architecture degree at Yale University in 1987.