Lip Chiong is a chartered architect member with the Royal Institute of British Architects who graduated from National University of Singapore and subsequently the Architectural Association Diploma School in London with Technical Thesis Distinction. He is one of the co-founders of Studio Twist.


Before founding Studio Twist, Lip was a founding member of ARUP’s Advanced Geometry Unit in London led by Cecil Balmond and Charles Walker, where he was the key designer on several prominent projects. These include the British Pavilion with David Adjaye for Chris Ofili in Venice Biennale (2003), Twist Office Building in London (2004), Serpentine Gallery Pavilion with Alvaro Siza in London (2005), Baltic Pearl Mixed Used Development Masterplan with OMA in St. Petersburg (2005), Coimbra Bridge in Portugal (2006), and the Shanghai Expo Performing Arts Center Competition (2006).


Lip has taught in Architectural Association London as a Unit Master for Intermediate Unit 2 with Charles Walker (2003-2005), creating the very successful pavilion design unit that has inspired a period of yearly pavilion building tradition for the school.


He also taught as a guest tutor for the Urban Planning Faculty at the Tongji University in Shanghai (2007-2008).


A selection of projects from Lip Chiong's tenure in Arup Advanced Geometry Unit in London between 2002 and 2006 can be found on this page. All images from these projects © Arup.

All Images © Arup.