Who is eco-id

The premise of eco.id, a multidisciplinary practice founded in 1996, is a modern and progressive approach to design. The firm’s comprehensive suite of services range from master planning and architecture to interior design and branding, and project typologies that span high-rise luxury condominiums and detached dwellings to retail boutiques, hotels and resorts. Regardless of scale, the emphasis is always on balancing aesthetics with rigour, and program with budget.

The firm’s name derives from the union of two concepts: “eco” and “id”. The former relates to a keen understanding of a project’s context, and a strong desire to create a high standard of living as a consequence. The latter seeks to infuse the projects with individual identities that stem from abstract concepts or physical attributes on-site, with regards to climate, location and/or topography.

Since the establishment of eco.id Consulting Ltd – a corporate vehicle for projects beyond Singapore – in 1997, the firm’s footprint has extended across the globe to Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Thailand, the UAE and Zanzibar. Their range of projects in varied geographical and cultural settings is a testament to their design capabilities and ability to see through project executions in non-familiar settings.

The firm’s holistic, 360-degree perspective has resulted in numerous wins at prestigious international award ceremonies. At the 2015 World Architecture Festival, the Ivy Bound International School in Bangkok received the Highly Commended Award, while the Naumi Hotel in Singapore received the President’s Design Award 2008/2009. Other noteworthy, award-winning projects include The Metropolitan Bangkok; the W Retreat Maldives; Hamilton Scotts, Singapore; Montigo Resorts, Batam; and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singapore. eco.id’s completed projects have also been covered extensively by the international press, including top titles such as Architectural Digest (US) and several broadcast media such as CNN, Sleeper Magazine and Condé Nast Traveller.

An ISO 9001-compliant firm since 2001, eco.id now counts more than 70 employees across its three offices in Singapore, Bangkok and Shanghai.

Our People

Key People

Calvin Sim

Calvin Sim

Founding partner & director

After graduating with first-class honours in Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1989, Calvin Sim returned to Singapore and worked for a number of years at Akitek Tenggara and Nikken Sekkei International. As Design Principal at the latter, he was responsible for projects such as the Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Club Med Bintan in Indonesia.

In 1996, Calvin set up eco.id together with architect Sim Boon Yang. Among his most recognisable designs to date are the award-winning W Retreat Maldives and The Metropolitan Bangkok, as well as notable projects such as The Marriott Singapore; The Conrad Koh Samui; The Residence Zanzibar; The Residence Maldives; The Four Seasons Phuket; The Regent Sanya; the Rolling Stones Hotel, Bali; The Ritz-Carlton Residences Singapore; and Hamilton Scotts, Singapore.

Sim Boon Yang

Sim Boon Yang

Founding partner & director

An alumnus of the University of Oregon, Sim Boon Yang received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the University of Liverpool in 1987 thanks to an exchange scholarship. Thereafter, he spent five years honing his craft at Michael Hopkins & Partners in London. His time in the UK is also marked by several achievements, such as being a twice-winner at the Architect’s Journal/Otis Award Architectural Competition; having his works exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts; and becoming a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He served on the Board of Architects between 2010 to 2012 and is a corporate member of the Singapore Institute of Architects.

In 1992, Boon returned to Singapore and joined Alfred Wong Partnership as Project Director. Some of Boon’ s recently completed hospitality projects include the W resort in Goa, India; Jetwing Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka; and Bawah Private Island in the Anambas Islands, Indonesia. He recently completed the design and Masterplan of a major ski tourism project in Almaty, for the government of Kazhakstan.

His varied profile of work includes the design of the Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2006, a pre-school building in Bangkok that won the World Architecture Festival award in 2016 and a series of ultra-high-rise residential towers in Mumbai that explores high density living. They comprise two precincts of eight to 12 towers, each 55 to 60 stories high. Six towers are nearing completion while the remaining towers are under a fast tracked construction. These represent a different facet of eco.id’s capabilities.

Carol Chng

Carol Chng

Director

Carol Chng holds a Masters Degree from the School of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. As well, she is a registered Architect with the Singapore Board of Architects and a corporate member of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA).

In 2000, Carol joined eco.id and assumed responsibilities for projects in Singapore and the region. Her expertise extends across both hospitality and residential sectors, thanks to her experience with projects such as The Metropolitan Bangkok; W Retreat Maldives; The Hard Rock Hotel Penang; The Four Seasons Phuket; The Regent Sanya; The Rolling Stones Hotel, Bali; Montigo Resorts, Batam; The Spottiswoode Singapore; and Pearl Island, Sentosa. She was made Director in 2007.

Boonkit-Phanjasoonthorn

Boonkit Phanjasoonthorn

Boonkit Phanjasoonthorn

General Manager, eco.id Thailand Limited

Thai born Boonkit grew up in Bangkok and received his B.Arch. from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand (2002).

Before joining eco.id in 2009, Boonkit spent two years at SCDA Architects Singapore and a year in Maps Design Studio Singapore.

As General Manager, Boonkit who holds a Professional Architect License (2017) manages the eco.id Bangkok office while heading the Architectural and Interior Design departments.

Team Leaders

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Seijiro Hayashi (Bibo)

Seijiro Hayashi (Bibo)

Senior Associate

Born in Japan, grew up in the UK and is now a Singapore PR, Seijiro Hayashi was educated at the prestigious Architectural Association (AA) in London (AA Dipl, RIBA Part 2, 2002) as well as the University of Westminster (B.A.(Hons) Arch, RIBA Part 1, 1997).

Prior to joining eco.id in 2008, he spent four years as a Consultant at the Malaysian firm Pineapple Consultants Sdn Bhd. He now manages and leads one of our Architectural teams on various mixed-use, urban and resort hospitality projects across Southeast Asia, the Indian sub-Continent, as well as the Maldives and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

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Christopher Khoo Tsung Yen

Christopher Khoo Tsung Yen

Senior Associate

Malaysian by birth, and now a Singapore Permanent Resident, Christopher Khoo is armed with a M.Arch. (2004) from the National University of Singapore.

Before joining eco.id in 2011, Christopher previously spent four years at Broadway Malyan Asia, where his most notable project, The Idea House, Malaysia, won Best Green Development (Future) at the 2010 Cityscape Asia Awards. As the first carbon-neutral dwelling in Southeast Asia, it was also shortlisted for the 2011 World Architecture Festival Award (House Category), and commended at the 2011 BCI FuturArc Green Leaders Awards.

As Team Leader for one of our Architectural teams in the Singapore office, he has managed both residential and hospitality projects in South Asia, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Christopher also manages residential and commercial projects in Singapore.

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Reinaldi Tamin

Reinaldi Tamin

Senior Associate

Indonesian-born and a Singapore Permanent Resident, Reinaldi Tamin graduated from The Bartlett, UCL in London with a M.Arch. in 2003. Reinaldi also holds a B.Arch. from National Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia (2001) as well as a LL.B.(Hons) from the Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung, Indonesia (2001).

Before joining eco.id in 2009, he spent four years with Aedas Singapore working on Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort as Casino Ops Zone Team Leader.

As Team Leader for one of our Architectural teams in Singapore, he has managed numerous hospitality and residential projects in South Asia, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan in Central Asia.

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Melvyn Wong Chu Meng

Melvyn Wong Chu Meng

Associate

Singaporean Melvyn Wong received his Bachelor of Architecture from Ivy League Cornell University in New York in 1999. He is also a licensed Architect both in the state of New York as well as Singapore (2015).

Before joining eco.id in 2009, Melvyn spent time at SCDA Architects Singapore, Janson Goldstein, Rafael Vinoly Architects and Gabellini Associates in New York.

As a senior member of his team, Melvyn’s depth of work experience allows him to effectively lead large scale mixed-use projects in South Asia. In addition, he has also worked on commercial and residential projects in Singapore.

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Lyndon Lim

Lyndon Lim

Associate

Lyndon Lim, a Singaporean with UK Permanent Residency, graduated from the University of South Bank, London UK (RIBA Part 3, 2004), University of East London, UK (Dipl. RIBA Part 2, 2002) and University of East London UK (B.Sc Hon RIBA Part 1, 1999). He is also a RIBA Chartered Architect (2005).

Prior to joining eco.id in 2017, he spent six years with Axis Architects Planners, where he was lead architect for bungalow developments, as well as The M Social Hotel and Up@Robertson Quay.

As a senior member of this team in eco.id, he is responsible for assisting his team leader in project and design management of several key projects in Southeast Asia.

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Chew Lena

Chew Lena

Administrative Director

Singaporean Chew Lena graduated with a B.Sc. Quantity Surveying from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK (2012). She also holds a Diploma in Civil and Structural Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic (1998).

Prior to joining eco.id in 2012, she spent six years at Axis Architects Planners honing her skills in contracts and procurements, and is now responsible for managing the commercial and administrative aspects in the Company.

Key Projects

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21 Anderson Condominium, Singapore

112 -116 Amoy Street Conservation Shophouses, Singapore

1, 3, 5 Boon Tat Street Conservation Shophouse, Singapore

37 Craig Road Conservation Shophouse, Singapore

5 Chatsworth Park, Singapore
(Good Class Bungalow)

100 Chestnut Drive, Singapore
(Good Class Bungalow)

85 Emerald Hill, Singapore
(Conservation Shophouse)

15 Jalan Ilmu, Singapore
(Semi-Detached Residence)

1 Jervois Hill, Singapore
(Good Class Bungalow)

35 Jalan Ampang, Singapore
(Semi-Detached Residence)

7 Kim Yam Road Conservation Shophouse, Singapore

4, 5, 6 Mohamed Sultan Road Conservation Shophouses, Singapore

51 Oriole Crescent, Singapore
(Good Class Bungalow)

9 Queen Astrid Park, Singapore
(Good Class Bungalow)

48 – 56 Peck Seah Street Conservation Shophouses, Singapore

24 Swettenham Road, Singapore
(Good Class Bungalow)

58 Sunset View, Singapore
(Detached Residence)

64 Spottiswoode Conservation Shophouse, Singapore

48 Spottiswoode Park Condominium, Singapore

Capri Hotel, Singapore
Frasers Hospitality Group

Concorde Hotel, Singapore
Owner operator

Fraser Suites, Singapore
Frasers Hospitality Group

Holiday Inn Atrium, Singapore
InterContinental Hotels Group

Hamilton Scotts Reignwood, Singapore

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong, Katong, Singapore
InterContinental Hotels Group

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, Katong, Singapore
InterContinental Hotels Group

Marriott Hotel (Pool Villas), Singapore
Marriott International

Montreux Jazz Café, Singapore

Naumi Hotel, Singapore
Owner operator

National Sailing Centre, Singapore

Pearl Island, Sentosa, Singapore
(19 Bungalows)

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singapore
Waterloo Street Catholic Centre, Singapore

39 Watten Terrace, Singapore
(Semi-Detached Residence)

Alila Tianxi Lake, Tong Lu, Zhejiang, China
Two Roads Hospitality

Dian Luo Shan Resort, Hainan, China

Fraser Residence, Shanghai, China
Frasers Hospitality Group

Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa, Haitang Bay Sanya, China
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Huayu Resort & Spa, Yalong Bay Sanya, China
Owner operator

Hidden Valley Resort, Shangri-La, China
Owner operator

Hainan Golf, Yacht Club and Resort, Hainan, China

Modena Hotel, ZhuanKou, Wuhan, China
Frasers Hospitality Group

Renaissance Nanjing Olympic Centre Hotel, Nanjing, China
Marriott International

Citadines Serviced Apartments, Chennai, India
The Ascott Limited

Fraser Suites, New Delhi, India
Frasers Hospitality Group

Jal Mahal, Jaipur, India

Oberoi Esquire, Mumbai, India
Oberoi Realty Ltd

Oberoi Prisma, Mumbai, India
Oberoi Realty Ltd

Oberoi Maxima, Mumbai, India
Oberoi Constructions Ltd

Oberoi Garden City, Mumbai, India
Oberoi Realty Ltd

The Taj Gateway Hotel, Raipur, India
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Vivanta Resort and Spa by Taj, Rishikesh, India
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Vivanta by Taj, Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai, India
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Vivanta by Taj, Guwahati, India
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

W Goa, Goa, India
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
12 Blues, Lundhufushi island, Maldives
Franklyn Hotels and Resorts
Dusit Thani Maldives, Mudhdhoo Island, Maldives
Dusit International
Holiday Inn Resort, Kandooma Fushi Island, Maldives
InterContinental Hotels Group
The Residence Maldives, Falhumaafushi Island, Maldives
Cenizaro
W Maldives, Fesdu Island, Maldives
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Fraser Residence, Jakarta, Indonesia
Frasers Hospitality Group

Montigo Resorts Nongsa, Batam, Indonesia
Owner operator
Pulau Bawah Eco Resort
Owner operator
Somerset Serviced Apartments, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Ascott Limited
The Stones, Autograph Collection, Legian Bali, Indonesia
Marriott International
Conrad Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand
Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
Owner operator

Ivy Bound International School, Bangkok, Thailand

Metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand
COMO
Saladaeng Residences, Bangkok, Thailand

The Sarojin, Phang Nga, Thailand
Owner operator

The Lofts Asoke, Bangkok, Thailand

Verita Wellness Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Bluwater Estate, Selangor,
Malaysia

Dream City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Clearwater Residences, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Hard Rock Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Hard Rock Hotels

Novotel Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia
AccorHotels

Coco de Mer, Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
Four Seasons Hotels Limited

Yuen Foong Yu, Condominium,
Taipei, Taiwan

Jetwing Colombo Seven, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jetwing Hotels Limited

Meghauli Serai, Taj Safari Lodge, Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Kyee Phyu Lake, Shan State, Myanmar

Kok Zhailau Ski Resort, Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Residence Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Cenizaro

Fraser Place, Melbourne, Australia
Frasers Hospitality Group

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