Matthew Lai is both the founding and current design director at Studio XMSL.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2006 with a Masters of Architecture as the overall top student. He went on to work as a member of the pioneering team at the Ministry of Design; it is now a widely acclaimed interdisciplinary spatial design practice.
Matthew has a keen interest in exploring new typologies in spatial design. Specific within his interest is how contemporary society and our very own ‘uniquely Singapore’ situations can pave the way for typological innovations all across our built environment. He senses that a developing Asia will begin to evolve the typology of its built environment as it continues to grow rapidly in a post 9/11 & financial meltdown context.
Matthew firmly believes that this is where design truly begins and where it truly matters.