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Cindy Lau, RIBA


Cindy is a UK registered architect with 18 years of experience covering sectors including commercial office, residential, hotel, healthcare, mixed-use and master planning in the UK, India and Hong Kong. Her extensive project experience ranges across all phases of development and construction, from design inception, technical coordination, project administration and project delivery.

Cindy is currently the Project director of a luxury residential development in India. She is also involved in the practice’s community engagement for a charity in South London. More recently, she was the technical director for Cleveland Clinic London, involved in the coordination and delivery through all phases of the project. Located in Belgravia, the original building built in the 1950s was transformed into a 21st Century medical care facility. The private healthcare clinic officially opened in Spring 2022.

Prior to this, she co-led the project design and delivery of the award-winning Sky Central, which created a flexible workplace for circa 3,500 employees complete with a state-of-the-art auditorium, multiple food & beverage outlets and broadcasting facilities.

She was the project architect for One Harbour Gate in Hong Kong, a mixed-use development on a prominent waterfront site that comprises two office towers and two retail blocks. The project was awarded Best Green Development, Best Office Development, and was highly commended in the Best Office Architectural Design category in the 2016 China Property Awards.

She also worked on  the office development Kaleidoscope above the new Farringdon Crossrail station, which involved testing a variety of development strategies as well as integrating new build elements into a historic urban fabric, and Page Street, the complete regeneration of an outdated 1960s office building to create a new headquarters for Burberry.

Her other professional experience includes the design and delivery of Two Kingdom Street, an office development in Paddington Central; private residential development such as Rathbone Place, Lincoln Square and Curzon Street in Central London, each of which involved testing a variety of development strategies as well as integrating new build elements into a historic urban fabric.

Cindy achieved her Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree (B.A.S.) and her Bachelor of Architecture degree with First Class Honours (B.Arch. (Hons) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and was awarded Senior Prize in the same year. Her Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) was achieved at the Architectural Association in London. She achieved her Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

She is currently on the Professional examiner panel at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Architecture Association in London. She is also serving as the office’s Part 3 supervisor, mentoring the new generation of architects in the office.

Cindy is a RIBA Chartered member, an ARB registered architect, and a licensed BRE Code of Sustainable Homes Assessor