Billy Choi

Director, Head of Life Sciences

Billy has considerable experience in designing and delivering complex and challenging projects; a strong technical foundation, design judgement, and systematic approach define his work and allow him to move fluidly between all project stages.

Working for both higher education and commercial clients at the intersection between placemaking, science and enterprise, Billy has a particular interest and expertise in life science buildings and leads our work and development in the sector.

He was project lead for the Sir Michael Uren Hub for Imperial College London, and is now developing the design for a new academic building for the same client. He also leads our commercial work for Stanhope and partners at White City Place, an innovation campus attracting media, fashion and life science occupiers. Here he recently completed Gateway Central, a 36,000 sqm workplace and headquarters for L’Oréal, and the design for Gateway East, a 69,000 sqm lab-enabled office.

Previously, he was the project architect for a new boarding house for Brighton College, which won a RIBA National Award in 2014, and he was a key member of our team delivering the NM Rothschild Bank, a highly bespoke headquarters scheme in the City of London, shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2012.

From Hong Kong, Billy trained at the University of Hong Kong, the Architectural Association and the Bartlett. He has taught with Tony Fretton at London Metropolitan University.