In 2002, James Gibson was instrumental in the renaissance of the SE Asian based practice of DCM in Hong Kong, directing a seamless transition of the practice into the vibrant, highly responsive, and uniquely creative architectural design studio that is today DCMSTUDIOS. This transformation was achieved with the dedicated support of an established and dedicated professional team that remains the critical professional framework of the design studio today.
DCMSTUDIOS core team consists of Liam Ferguson and Chris Chambers who along with Vo Dinh Trieu lead the various teams of Architects, Designers & technical support. Together with James, they form the integrated framework of an uncompromising practice. The Hong Kong office, which is the executive design studio for the group, retains a thriving professional complement of design staff. The team is drawn from a diverse international resource base & offers fluent local-language support for regional territories including Putonghua, Cantonese & Vietnamese.
Vo Dinh Trieu
Nguyen Ngoc Phuc
Managing DirectorJames Gibson
James’s distinguished career commenced after his graduation as an architect in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1999, he was premiated with the award of an Honorary Fellowship by his peers in the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
James, in 1981, following early experience in the UK and one of the most recognised architectural practices in Hong Kong, had already attained a main board directorship of an emerging Australian practice from Melbourne, Denton Corker Marshall. James, in this vital role, and together with his partners, was instrumental in the expansion of the young Australian practice throughout South East Asia, Europe and finally into China.
In 2002, and after more than 20 years of commitment to the practice in Hong Kong, Melbourne, UK and finally Sydney, James chose to refocus his area of operation more specifically into Asia, China and Vietnam, and to establish new partner practices in the Middle East, Australia and UK.
In 2003, following the withdrawal and restructuring of the Sydney, Poland and Hong Kong practices from the Melbourne firm, James boldly established the independent DCMSTUDIOS as an exciting Asian based renaissance of the long established Hong Kong design office. It is testament to James’s drive and enthusiasm for Architecture and Urban Design, that he personally, and the new practice in its own right, has continued to be widely acclaimed throughout the region, delivering only the highest level of refreshingly innovative design to an expanding, diverse and prestigious client base.
A graduate of the University of Dundee in Scotland, Liam gained his initial professional experience in the UK. Relocating to Hong Kong in 1994, he joined James Gibson’s design team at Denton Corker Marshall, and established himself as a key team member responsible for the design development of many important projects.
In 2002, with the renaissance of the Hong Kong practice as DCMSTUDIOS, Liam was appointed as a director and together with James, leads the design development process in the studio. Liam’s particular methodology and impressive visualisation skills are uniquely consistent with the innovative studio objectives of DCMS to consistently attain excellence in architectural design.
Mark is a premiated fellow of the McIntosh School of Architecture of The University of Glasgow where he graduated with distinction.
He commenced his international architectural career in Hong Kong in 1994 in the vibrant studios of DCM where, under James Gibson, the Design Director and managing partner, he was already emerging as an inspirational design leader within a dynamic team. In more recent years and following over 20 years of experience at the highest level, Mark is openly recognized for his achievements as the key design director of many award winning projects on a global basis.
His diversity of design experience has seen him work extensively in Asia Pacific and in the UK, as the author for major projects across all sectors of architectural development and urban design.
In parallel with emergence of DCMSTUDIOS as a leading design firm in the Asia Pacific region, Mark established and furthered a successful UK practice where he and James Gibson are continuing directors, working closely on numerous projects in the European arena.
Mark retains a unique ability to nurture and develop talent, which has lead him to combine professional practice with academic leadership, teaching and mentoring on an international stage in China , South East Asia and the UK.
Whether it is with clients or in the studio, Mark is a collaborative and fully engaged design leader, where his fluent drawing and communication skills provide a credible resource through which our clients can add immeasurable value to the most important development projects in the region.
Associate DirectorChris Chambers
Chris, a graduate of Edinburgh University retains strong project implementation skills across all facets of the architectural profession from conceptual design through to construction implementation.
He is particularly dedicated to the realisation of prestige and complex projects at the highest level.
During his time with DCMSTUDIOS Chris has been particularly involved in Retail, Commercial and Hospitality projects and has brought his unique blend of design management & technical skills to assure their realisation achieves the strategic targets set by our clients at all times.
Associate DirectorVo Dinh Trieu
Mr. Trieu is responsible for managing the DCMSTUDIOS Vietnam office and has vast working experience in a variety of projects from implementation to construction.
As Associate Director of our Vietnam office, he successfully leads and manages the team on our Vietnam architectural projects with key design input from our Hong Kong office.
Marketing ManagerNguyen Ngoc Phuc
Phuc is a passionate marketer with over 8 years of experience. At DCMSTUDIOS, he takes profound interest in purposeful marketing, promoting the company’s professional design practice at the highest level to build trust and credibility among DCMSTUDIOS’ valued stakeholders.