Hayball is pleased to announce the appointment of Wei Yap Ooi as Principal.
Wei has over 17 years’ of international architectural experience, leading a variety of projects across Australia, South East Asia, and the Middle East. He has worked across a wide range of typologies including commercial, education, health, transport orientated development, specialising in high-density masterplanning, integrated mixed-use developments, senior living, and hospitality projects. He joins a new generation of leaders within Hayball and brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise, developed from an international design and academic career.
Tom Jordan, Managing Director of Hayball, said “Driving innovation through research-led design and with a strong appreciation of commercial building parameters Wei’s methodical and creative approach ensures the most effective business and design performance outcomes for clients.”
With an emphasis on collaboration and dynamic solutions, Wei is a leader within Hayball’s growing workplace, seniors living and hospitality portfolio, as well as delivery of informed contextual designs for large-scale complex projects.
“As Hayball continues to diversify its services, I want to ensure that we keep pushing boundaries furthering design innovation by providing creative solutions for our clients. We have an exciting opportunity to apply our research and broad network to advance the definition of practice”, says Wei.
Prior to joining Hayball, Wei delivered multiple award-winning projects including The Jurong Lake Masterplan; Singapore’s second CBD district, Marriot Penang, AAMI Park Stadium, Eastern Learning Hub at The University of Melbourne, AXA Docklands, and Sungei Penchala; an integrated senior living mixed-use within a high-density context. Wei is actively involved in education and has taught at the University of Melbourne, University of Singapore, RMIT and Deakin University.