Liu Thai Ker – The City Planner as Heroic Swordsman

Source: The Straits Times,Rachel Au-Yong

At age 79 and after 25 years as senior director at RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, the former master planner of Singapore, Dr Liu Thai Ker, is starting afresh.

The man, dubbed the “architect of modern Singapore” after his influential tenures in HDB and the Urban and Redevelopment Authority, is leaving RSP to set up his own outfit, which officially opens on Friday (Dec 1).

The new practice, MORROW, is named after the studio his father, the pioneer artist Liu Kang, ran in the 1940s and 1950s.

For a start, it will occupy the seventh floor of Thong Teck Building on Scotts Road – Dr Liu’s current office space in RSP.  He also said that many of MORROW’s initial 40 employees will be staff members from his team at RSP making the switch with him.

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