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design partners / asia

Amna-A-Emir.jpg Amna A Emir
AA Dipl. (London), RIBA
Group CEO
NEUformation Studio
Amna A Emir graduated from the Architectural Association (AA) in London, renowned as one of the best school of architecture in the world. Amna has over 20 years of experience in practice having worked in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia. 

Amna is primarily responsible for NEUformation’s design direction and ensures that the company meets with Client’s needs and requirements. Key projects include the Commercial Office development at Putrajaya Core island, the LRT Underground Stations for Putra Sdn Bhd, the Monorail stations for Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd as well as the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at KLCC for KLCC Berhad.

Amna is a strong advocate of structural steel and is the Honorary Secretary General of the Malaysian Steel Association.

Amna’s Kuala Lumpur based Studio, NEUformation, is a multi-disciplinary organization which is organic in nature. The studio is based on anticipating change when designing forms of architecture, the environment and the social, cultural and political conditions contained within and without.

Adaptability is the key principle of the NEUformtion approach as the team ensure maximum lifespan of our creations through flexibility. The studio innovates by seeking out new ideas, so as to add value to our designs, thereby allowing our clients to position themselves fort he future.
Guarang-Khemka.jpg Guarang Khemka
B.Arch (Delhi), M.Urb Design (Berkeley)
Founding Partner
URBNarc Studio
Gaurang Khemka is the founder of Singapore based URBNarc, an architect with a specialization in Urban Design and Resort Planning. He has over 15 years experience of working in North America, Europe and Asia and has worked across a range of scales and contexts, from master planning and programming public institutions to detailed design of high end hotels and residences.

He understands the essence of place making and the qualities that create some of the world’s finest institutional, hospitality, commercial and residential projects and combines that with his management skills to deliver a product of the highest quality. 

Gaurang has studied Architecture, Urban Design and Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked with reputed architects and urban design firms such as Charles Correa (Mumbai), Kerry Hill Architects (Singapore), EDAW (San Francisco) and HOK (Hong Kong, Singapore and Brisbane). 

He is an active member of several professional organizations globally such as AIA, APA, IIA, ULI, and started ULI’s young leader chapter in Singapore. He has also been a visiting critic at UC Berkeley, Harvard GSD and Delhi School of Planning and Architecture. 

Gaurang started the Singapore office for HOK in 2006, played an instrumental role in building HOK’s Singapore practice and also headed the urban design and planning team for HOK Singapore.
Le Khanh Xuan.jpg Le Khanh Xuan

Southland Developments

SLD is a boutique Vietnam based development management, venture capital and opportunity identification company that provides tailor-made solutions derived from specialist business divisions in property development, financial & funding solutions, business ventures, investment & managed funds and project consultancy. Each business unit is headed by a specialist team leader with over 20 years of professional experience serving the unique needs of clients, community and project stakeholders.

Our singular business objective is to work within a team environment to deliver desired outcomes within the framework of a predetermined “strategy plan”. SLD derives its strength and success from its extensive local and international business networks. We take pride in working directly with our partners to determine an opportunity’s specific needs, testing these within a wide range of investment conditions and criteria, identifying risk with appropriate mitigation strategies, and establishing the most desirable exit solutions. These are structured within the relevant parameters of time, resources and money.

The enterprise has a diversified focus base extending from property, corporate mergers and acquisitions through to mining and virtually all business opportunities extending from $5.0M in value up to $1B.  An appreciation and respect of all project stakeholder objectives is at the forefront of our recommendations and decision-making process. Unconventional strategies are often required to maximize returns within a particular opportunity for a client. We also take pride on our creative thinking process in developing more advanced strategies to unlock investment potential and achieve longer term investor returns.