With over 18 years of design experience across a broad range of high-profile, international projects in the hospitality, residential, cultural, commercial, education and healthcare sectors, Ai-Ling is the Founder and Principal Design of Studio MAKAL, and also registered with the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architect). After graduating from Manchester School of Architecture, Ai-Ling began her professional career as an architect in the UK. She then relocated to Singapore to assist the Broadway Malyan UK team in setting up their Singapore office in 2008. At Broadway Malyan Singapore, her flair and passion in design has put her in the position to lead design teams to notable success with several competition bids.
Prior to the founding of Studio MAKAL, Ai-Ling worked for 9 years with renowned architect Kerry Hill, where she honed her expertise in hospitality design. At Kerry Hill Architects, she led high profile hospitality and residential projects in China, India, Morocco, Vietnam and Malaysia. Her key completed project, The Lalu Qingdao won both the SIA and the Australian International Chapter awards in 2016.
PRINCIPAL DESIGNER, RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architect) registered
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Jasper plays a key role in finding new business opportunities and pushes the team to move forward. He graduated from University of London in Business and Economics, with many years of experience in running businesses in Singapore. Besides being a co-founder of Studio MAKAL, Jasper is also a business owner of two other companies.
CHIANG WEI HAN
Weihan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master’s degree in Architecture. Prior to joining Studio MAKAL, his experience with RSP Architects spanned across the commercial, retail and residential sectors in Singapore. Weihan believes that good design needs to be intimate and simple, like a well-worn pair of leather shoes or a treasured vintage camera. His favourite spaces are found in the little shophouses of Penang and in the alleyways of Tokyo. Weihan’s hobbies include film photography, music, and café-hopping.
TIMOTHY IMMANUEL NG
Timothy graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore) with a First Class Honours Degree in Interior Design. Timothy has more than 12 years of wide-ranging experience in interior design, including concept design, technical design and FF&E.
Prior to joining Studio Makal, Timothy worked at luxury hotel interior companies, such as Mercurio Design Lab and Avalon Collective Interior Design, working with some leading luxury hotel groups, delivering high end design all across Asia.
Timothy believes a successful room should be simple, sleek and orderly to create maximum comfort for Client and Users, forming the harmonious relationship between human and spaces. Through the Love of Arts, Music and Food, he finds his inspiration for design.
CHAI JIN HUI
ASSISTANT INTERIOR DESIGNER/ PRODUCT DESIGNER
Jin Hui graduated from Southern University College in Malaysia, which is Diploma in Industrial Design, and following graduated his Degree course from Shu-Te University in Taiwan. His experience includes commercial, retail and residential sectors in Malaysia and Singapore.
Jin Hui prefers simple and practical design which elements that brings quality, comfort and convenience to Users.
Jin Hui enjoys cooking, music, gaming, travelling and exploring new design to keep innovating.