Principal & Managing Director, NQH Architects
Quan Hien Ngo is the Founder and Principal cum Managing Director of NQH Architects, a leader in architecture and urban planning in Vietnam. He has brought a new concept to the industry with his focus on sustainability and international standards. Together with international expertise gained through overseas work, his vision for artistic sensitivity and architectural styles has helped NQH Architects affirm their leading position in the architecture community in Vietnam and earn recognition worldwide.
After receiving his architectural degree in California, Mr. Hien started his career in America before moving to Tokyo to work for the late Kenzo Tange, a pioneer of 20th-century architecture. He has been the Chief Liaison Officer for Kenzo Tange Associates in Vietnam since 1997 when he returned to Vietnam and founded NQH Architects. His first project in Vietnam, and also one of the most successful urban and architectural design projects to date, is the Phu My Hung New City Center in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City (known as Saigon South), in which NQH Architects has been involved since 1998 until the present time.
Mr. Hien has been invited onto TV shows to share his enthusiasm of Vietnamese architecture and to present his ideas and methodologies on sustainable design. The Architecture Magazine of the Vietnam Association of Architects has also featured some of his projects, most outstandingly, the Saigon South project, which was presented at the Shenzen & Hongkong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in China. A Vietnamese-American, Quan Hien Ngo is a member of the Vietnam Association of Architects, Ho Chi Minh City Association of Architects, The American Institute of Architects, and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Vietnam. He currently resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.