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Adrien Desport is a French Architect born in 1973 in Lyon, France.

He was first graduated in interior design at the French National School Ecole Boulle and then in Architecture with a post master diploma (Architect DPLG) at the French National School of Architecture Paris-Belleville.

He is licensed both in France and in Vietnam.

He came in Asia for the first time in 1997 (Taipei, Hong Kong & Shanghai) and moved permanently there in 2002, first in Taipei, then in Ha Noi and since 2005 in Ho Chi Minh City.

He has been working on several projects in Vietnam like the E-Town 2 for which he has been awarded in the Top Ten Vietnam 2006 when he was director of Site Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City.

He founded ADA, Adrien Desport Architects in 2005 in Hong Kong and established it in Vietnam in 2008.

Since 2006, he is the Principal Architect and the President of ADA – Adrien Desport Architects & Bich Au.

ADRIEN DESPORT

Founder & Principal

Master of Architecture at Southern California Institute of Architect, Los Angeles
Registered Architect Germany AKH NR 13118 (1991)
Professional License Vietnam for Architecture: BXD-00045243 (2020 -2022)
Professional License Vietnam for Planning: HCM-00045243 (2019 - 2024)
28 years in Architecture, Interior and Planning

AXEL KORN

General Director | Architect Principle

Carmen has over than 12 years of practical experience in Architecture and Interior Design, in housing, workplaces & retail sectors. In Europe she developed her career with the knowledge of building regulations, executive procedures, materials and suppliers while strengthening her on-site experience & project management skills.

She achieved international professional experiences moving to Thailand, where she performed consultancies in the Interior Design field & to Vietnam, where she’s currently living. Assisting in managing client expectations, solving technical & design issues and participating in construction administration (building site inspections, record, accounting & health & safety coordination) she play the role of client’s interface as well as detailed design team leader.

CARMEN VOLONNINO

Architecture Director

DAVID HODKINSON

Founding Partner & Design Director

Mr Cong Thang Huynh EMBA, Co-Founder & CEO at InnoLab Asia. 
Mentor at National University of Singapore (NUS)
Mentor at United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
International Adviser at Orphans' Futures Alliance Vietnam (ORFA)
Founder at Lead The Change
Executive MBA from the esteemed Quantic School of Business and Technology from the United States
Thang stands as a prominent luminary, casting a transformative influence on startup innovation within Southeast Asia. His unwavering dedication has played a pivotal role in propelling Vietnamese startups onto the global stage, spurring growth across diverse markets such as APEC, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia and Japan. Simultaneously, he has facilitated the entry of foreign enterprises into the dynamic Vietnamese market.

HUYNH CONG THANG

EMBA, Co-Founder & CEO

James is the founder of Fractal, a boutique architecture and design studio with teams based in Thailand and Vietnam. Originally trained in Scotland, his experience has been truly international with over 24 years of designing award-winning projects across Asia, Africa and Europe. Over the years James’s key involvement has included projects that have won the Thai Property Awards, Vietnamese National Architecture Award, Vietnamese Design Awards, South African Regional Architecture Award and in addition has helped design numerous competition winners in both China and Scotland. For the past 12 years, James has had the honour of designing a wide variety of hospitality, residential and commercial projects across Vietnam.

JAMES AKINSON

Director & Founder

JEAN-FRANCOIS CHEVANCE

Group Director

John started his hospitality career in his native New Zealand where he owned a number of restaurants before moving to Australia and had a change of direction into hotels joining the Accor group in the early 90’s. He managed several properties around the country before transferring up to Thailand as the start of his career throughout Asia working in other countries in the region such as Indonesia, Singapore and Cambodia before moving to China where he changed his allegiance to Intercontinental Hotels. From there he was headhunted for the roll in the iconic Caravelle Hotel Saigon where he was GM then GD for 15 years.
Recognising the growth potential of the hotel industry here, he decided it was time to move on to one last long term gig, so together with a colleague set up Optimum Hospitality, a full service hotel consultancy, asset management, advisory and independent management company for the region and have just opened their Indonesian office. 
Married to his beautiful wife Cass and with a daughter just finished her university studies in Singapore, and with so many friends in Vietnam this will be his home for many years to come.

JOHN GARDNER

CEO & Founding Partner

MARIELLE GENET

Creative Director & Founder

Michelle Ford is the CEO and founding partner of Lumina Wellbeing. 

Her experience entails bringing 6 wellness lifestyle hotels with bespoke spa journeys to the marketplace in Vietnam alone, as well as leading the operations of 15 spas in Thailand and the Maldives. Michelle’s impressive track record includes leading Fusion Maia, Asia’s first Spa-Inclusive Resort, as General Manager, which gained global recognition, significant financial returns, and numerous accolades and awards under her forward-thinking leadership. Michelle leads the team with a vision for building an embodied wellness ecosystem. With her passion for wellness as a way of life, Michelle is relentless in connecting people on a purpose to implement cohesive concepts and tenacity to bring them to life. 

Michelle is a qualified Systemic Constellations Practitioner and has done professional development in innovation and design thinking. Her mindfulness practices include contemplative art and dance for movement.

MICHELLE FORD

Founding Partner & CEO

KTS Nguyễn Văn Tất:

Sinh năm 1955 tại Biên Hòa, Đồng Nai. Quê quán: Bình Dương. 
Tốt nghiệp Kiến trúc sư tại Trường Đại học Kiến trúc TP Hồ Chí Minh năm 1980.
Sáng lập Công ty TNHH Tư vấn & Thiết kế TAD năm 1995.
Ủy viên Hội đồng hành nghề kiến trúc – Ủy ban Hành nghề Hiệp Hội Kiến Trúc Châu Á.
Phó tổng biên tập Tạp chí Kiến Trúc, trực tiếp phụ trách Tạp chí Kiến Trúc Nhà Đẹp từ năm 1999 đến nay.
Các công trình tiêu biểu: Pansea Phan Thiết Resort, Khu du lịch Sài Gòn Mũi Né, Trung tâm kỹ thuật Phát thanh truyền hình Đồng Nai, Trung tâm hội nghị tỉnh Bình Định (liên danh với Studio Milou)… 
Giải thưởng Nhà nước về văn học nghệ thuật năm 2001, Giải thưởng Cuộc thi quốc tế Archi’s 79 – Habitation Rural do UIA và ACCT tổ chức, Giải thưởng Kiến trúc Quốc gia nhiều năm, trong đó có giải Vàng các năm 2000, 2021.

NGUYỄN VĂN TẤT

Chairman of Board of Members

Vinh Phuc Ta obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, a Bachelor of Architecture with 1st Class Honor from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Diploma of Project Management. He has also completed the prestigious Glenn Murcutt Master Class and been an active member of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Vinh has more than 20 years of professional experience in architectural design, interior design, urban design and project management. He worked for some of the biggest architectural firms in both Vietnam and Australia before establishing ROOMPLUS GLOBAL JSC with ROOM+ Design & Build brand name. His decent expertise and experience in design, project management and the commitment for excellence have ensured for the success of ROOM+ Design & Build’s projects.
2002: Bachelor of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Vietnam.
2006: Completed Glenn Murcutt Master Class 2006.
2007: Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Honour), The Univeristy of New South Wales, Australia.
2007: Graduate Architect at The Buchan Group, Australia.
2008: Architect at Woodhead Architects, Australia.
2010: Concept Design & Master Planning Manager at Alinco Ltd, Vietnam.
2012: Established P+P Design & Construction then renamed to ROOMPLUS GLOBAL, Vietnam with two creative business brands ROOM+ Design & Build and ROOM+ Life.

ROOM+ Design & Build is an award winning multi-disciplined business brand of ROOMPLUS GLOBAL JSC with intensive expertise and comprehensive experience in some specific fields:
Architectural & urban design
Interior & landscape design
Construction services
Project management
The practice has worked on many projects types including residential, commercial, hospitality, mixed-use buildings and urban developments in Vietnam and Australia. Its team has achieved many prestigious international design awards, including the FutureArc Prize; MUSE Design Awards; Architecture Masterprize; Dezeen Awards; and World Architecture Community Awards.
From a tiny townhouse to a large-scale mixed-use project, ROOM+ Design & Build always sensitively responds to the project briefs as well as the contexts in order to propose creative design concepts and construction solutions which enrich spatial experience, optimize functionality and enhance cost effectiveness.

TA VINH PHUC

Founder & Director

With over 36 years of experience, Mr. Trung has been operating the interior design office of TTT Architects since 1992 with more than 1,000 completed projects and many national architecture awards. In 2020, he holds the position of Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Architects Association and oversees the organization of the annual CPD seminars on professional development for architects. Moreover, he is a speaker and researcher in many fields of architecture, as well as interior with valuable sharing at many seminars and in specialized journals.

TRẦN KHÁNH TRUNG

Chairman, Principal Architect

TRẦN VĂN THÀNH

Design Director & Founder

As an architect and structural engineer hailing from Algeria, my professional journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and a commitment to creating architecture that reflects both traditional roots and contemporary innovation. 
Dedicated and visionary Director of Design and Architecture with a proven track record of leading dynamic teams to create innovative and impactful spaces. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for blending aesthetics with functionality.
After completing my education at an Engineering School in my hometown, my quest for architectural excellence led me to traverse borders, taking me to France and Switzerland. In these countries, I immersed myself in rigorous studies to refine my skills and broaden my understanding of architecture and design. The blending of my North African heritage with modern architectural trends became a defining feature of my work.
Driven by a passion for responsible architecture, I sought to integrate local cultures and contexts into my designs. This commitment to cultural sensitivity took a new turn when I embraced a significant challenge in 2015 – establishing my architectural presence in Vietnam. This decision was not only an exploration of the Vietnamese culture, but also a strategic move to add an international dimension to my professional repertoire.
During my time in Vietnam, I dedicated myself to realizing the local vision and culture in architecture. By infusing modern architecture with the rich tapestry of traditional Vietnamese elements, I aimed to create spaces that seamlessly blended the old with the new. 
In addition to this, sustainability has been a cornerstone of my architectural philosophy. I have actively incorporated sustainable practices into my designs, reflecting a deep-seated commitment to environmental responsibility. 
My leadership extends beyond conventional design, fostering a collaborative and inspiring environment that empowers team members to push boundaries and deliver exceptional results. Throughout my career, I have consistently demonstrated the ability to balance creativity with practicality, optimizing spaces for both visual appeal and user experience.
With a commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends, I pride myself on driving innovation and embracing emerging technologies in the field of design and architecture. My comprehensive approach to project management and dedication to exceeding client expectations have been instrumental in achieving success in a competitive and ever-evolving industry.
I am enthusiastic about leveraging my expertise to continue shaping transformative and influential design solutions that leave a lasting impact on the built environment.

YOUNES AINAR

Architecture and Design Director

ĐĂNG VĂN TẤT

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