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Dr Albert Hong Hin Kay

Dr Albert Hong Hin Kay was born in 1935 and studied at the Raffles Institution from 1950 – 1953.  He obtained his Dip Arch from Birmingham School of Architecture in the United Kingdom and was awarded in 1999 an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University, by the University of Central England, Birmingham.

He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd, a premier architectural and engineering company in Singapore, which is also one of the leading companies in the world in its field.

 

Dr Albert Hong is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Architects and a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

 

He presently holds many distinguished appointments including Honorary Consul of Tunisia in Singapore (since 1989), Chairman - Board of Trustees of the Singapore Institute of Architects Building Centre (since 1975), Chairman - Advisory Committee, NTU-CIDB, Centre for Advanced Construction Studies (since 1989), Honorary Advisor (Architectural) – Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) (since 1991) and Co-Chairman – Singapore-British Business Council (since 1999).

 

Dr Hong has also held numerous illustrious posts in the past including President – Singapore Institute of Architects, Chairman – Establishment Committee of Singapore Polytechnic, Chairman - Finance and Administrative Committees of the Singapore Institute of Standards & Industrial Research (SISIR), Member – Board of Management of the Ministry of National Development Centre for Architectural Studies, Deputy Chairman – the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Chairman - (CIDB) Establishment Committee, Member – Panel of Assessors to the Appeals Board (Land Acquisition), Ministry of Law and Member – Architectural Design Panel, Ministry of National Development.

 

In the schools domain, Dr Hong has made contributions by serving on various committees including Chairman – Balestier Hill West School Advisory Committee, Member – University of Singapore School of Architecture Advisory Committee, Member - Board of Governors of Singapore Polytechnic and Member – Anderson Junior College Advisory Committee.

 

Dr Hong was given the distinction of representing the Singapore Institute of Architects at various conferences in Denmark, Australia and India on matters relating to the Commonwealth Association of Architects.  In February 1979, he represented the Housing Development Board on goodwill cum study visits to Hong Kong and Manila and in August 1981 to Penang.  He also represented the SBC (as it was known then) on visits to TV Studio Complexes in West Germany, United Kingdom and Japan in January 1990 in his capacity as the Chairman of the Development Project Committee. 

 

In 1980, Dr Albert Hong was conferred the Public Service Star (B.B.M) by the Singapore Government for his contributions to Public Housing.  In 1995, he was awarded the “Businessman of the Year 1994” title and in the following year, he was conferred the Public Service Star (Bar) BBM(L) by the Singapore Government for his contributions to the Construction  Industry.

 

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