Award-winning architect Nicholas Ho currently serves as Deputy Managing Director of hpa (previously known as Ho & Partners Architects Engineers & Development Consultants Ltd.), a leading multi-disciplinary architectural practice headquartered in Hong Kong (branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Kuala Lumpur) and a Strategic Partner of HKTDC’s Belt and Road-related promotions. Prior to that, Ho had worked under a number of renowned international architects, bringing with him years of design experience across Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. With his wealth of knowledge, insight, and hands on experience, particularly on strategic development opportunities, infrastructure and urbanism works, Ho is the Council member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) (2017/2018), member of the HKSAR Economic Development Commission - Working Group on Professional Services (2016-2019) and Council member of Lingnan University (2016-2019). Ho has served as an executive committee member of the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce (HK Chapter).
Ho expanded hpa with a strong presence in Southeast Asia, establishing a practice, hpa Design Studio (SE Asia) Sdn. Bhd., headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Under his dedicated leadership, the firm has undertaken major commissions celebrated for its comprehensive property service offerings - from architectural and interior design to city planning, from development consultancy to investment advisory, providing a one-stop development platform for private and public institutions.
Ho has a keen interest in exporting Hong Kong professional services abroad, as exemplified by his current projects across Southeast Asia, Europe and USA. Aligning with the PRC’s mandate to develop the Belt and Road Initiative, he has been actively travelling across the region to build and promote partnership alliances along the New Silk Road.