Darren Cartlidge

Truly great projects excite the senses and form memories which draw you back. Our pursuit of sustainable design also emboldens investors and forms lasting partnerships.” 

Darren Cartlidge is an architect with nearly three decades of professional experience, who has a deep understanding of the markets and clients across Asia. As well as having a wealth of diverse project design expertise, he also has considerable experience in senior leadership roles across business, operations and project management in the UK, Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. 

Darren is most passionate about the ability for design to make people’s everyday lives better, especially through transport-oriented developments and believes that the great disruptions facing the world also present great opportunities which can drive the design process in a new direction.

Over his career, Darren has played a key role in winning work and leading large and complex projects— including infrastructure and high-density mixed-use urban developments comprising retail, residential and commercial towers — and is admired for his strong leadership, commercial management and exceptional design outcomes. He seeks to add value wherever possible by uncovering the unexpected and unique components which surprise and enliven a design, ultimately delivering commercially successful projects.

Some of the most notable projects Darren has worked on include Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Kowloon Station and Kowloon Development in Hong Kong, Home Office Headquarters in London and The Deep, World Ocean Discovery Centre in Hull. Most recently with Atkins in Hong Kong, Darren led a multidisciplinary team of engineers, urban designers and architects and worked across all aspects of design and project management. 

Key Projects

  • Kowloon Station and Kowloon Development, Hong Kong, China*
  • Landmark 81, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam*
  • Jewel, Changi Airport, Singapore*
  • Home Office Headquarters, London, UK*
  • The HARI Hotel, Hong Kong, China*
  • Headquarters for the British Consulate - General and British Council Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Hong Kong, China*
  • The Deep, World Ocean Discovery Centre, Hull, UK*
  • Changsha International Convention Centre, China*

*Prior to Hassell




Hong Kong

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