Published on: 30 March 2023

Richard Hassell (Old Boy ’83) is the co-Founding Director of WOHA, a Singapore-based architecture practice with a focus on integrated architectural and urban solutions to global challenges such as population growth, climate change, and rapid urbanisation. WOHA’s impressive portfolio showcases a diverse range of innovative, striking, and considered designs underpinned by environmental principles.

The school has strong connections with our Old Boys, and endeavours to engage with alumni in industry. As such, the Year 12 Geography students recently participated in an online live Q&A session with Richard, who joined the class virtually from Singapore.

The students quizzed Richard on some of his recent architectural projects in Singapore and around the world.

“I was really impressed by the environmental engineering that goes into his designs,” said Tom Offer (Year 12).

“He is obviously passionate about making cities into places that look attractive but also cater for people in terms of social interaction and that sort of thing,” commented Tom Lloyd (Year 12).

“The students were very fortunate to have these insights from an old boy and an expert in the field – they’ve learnt more about urban design and sustainability in half an hour than they might in a whole week in a typical Geography classroom. Our sincere thanks to Richard for taking time out of his day to speak with us.” said Mr Wyllie, Year 12 Geography teacher.