29 November - 1 December
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Chris Godfrey is an award-winning Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Architect, with over 25 years’ experience producing highly considered and finely crafted designs. Educated at the Glasgow School of Art, Chris begun his professional career as an Architect with McDowell + Benedetti and then with Seth Stein Architects. Having developed a passion for residential design combining architecture and interior design, Chris established his first design studio at age 29, Scape Architects, which achieved international acclaim. Thereafter, he joined forces with the renowned, high-end residential design studio, 1508 London, as their founding Creative Director, before going onto establish Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) highly successful Residential division, a full-service design studio in 2014. In 2022 Chris was elevated to CEO of HBA. Today, based in Singapore, Chris leads the 25 HBA offices worldwide, where he continues to apply his leadership principles in cultivating a holistic design approach at HBA and retains his passion for the education of the next generation of designers, having lectured at the Chelsea College of Art in London and Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore. Chris has championed RIBA in Asia, spearheading the establishment of an International chapter in Singapore and supported RIBA in their expansion into China.