About The Speaker
Alex Chew is the director of ALLTHATISSOLID Kuala Lumpur, where he guides a wide array of speculative and built projects that try to expand the boundaries of cultural, spatial and experiential possibilities. With degrees in both Interior Architecture and Architecture, Chew has worked for architects, retailers, developers, engineers and other project stakeholders, giving him a holistic perspective of the building process from commission to operation. Prior to starting the KL office, he was an Architectural Engineer at Lead Dao Technology in Taiwan (now HKR) where he provided design computation for the construction of the Taichung Opera House, Taipei Dome and Taipei Performing Arts Center among others. Complementing the design practice, Alex explores the economics of design through small real estate development projects. Since its inception five years ago, he has been on the organizing committee of the REHDA Youth Future Forward Forum, a curated platform for developers to share emerging ideas. Alex also sits on the board of KIP REIT, a real estate investment trust with a portfolio of community-centric retail assets listed on Bursa Malaysia.