TAS Guest Lecture Series 2: Heritage and Conservation

Heritage and Conservation, to preserve, conserve or erase. Having won multiple awards for his work on conservation houses, Richard Ho is well versed in restoring old buildings and houses in a classy yet cheeky manner. We invite him to share his design philosophy with us, using past projects as examples.


Richard graduated from NUS in 1981 and worked with William Lim Associates and Kerry Hill Architects before venturing to Austria and Italy in 1985 where he spent six years working as an architect, the last two years with Aldo Rossi before returning to Singapore in 1991 to set up RichardHO Architects.

In the past twenty years, Richard Ho has received numerous awards for his work on conservation projects – he was the first Singaporean architect to receive the ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council of Asia) Gold Medal, 3 SIA (Singapore Institute of Architects) Design Awards and four URA Architectural Heritage Awards.

Richard’s practice believes in using architecture as an expression of the continuity of the history of civilization and the memory of our cities. His practice strives to achieve an architecture that resonates with man’s unending endeavor to be in harmony with his soul and the world he lives in.