MAP’s strength is being an ‘end to end’ practice.

We aim to provide the whole package of master planning > architectural design > interior design on our projects.


MAP is a leading architecture, interior design and master planning fi rm founded in 2003, based in Hong Kong, and working throughout China, South East Asia, Japan and Australia.

MAP is a powerful combination of broad international expertise and local qualifi cations and experience.

Our work on the Ningxia Winery for Moet Hennessy is a good example of our strengths. MAP advised MH on how to carve 100 MOO out of a 1,000 MOO block in Ningxia, irrigated by the Yellow River.

MAP is a leading architecture, interior design and master planning fi rm founded in 2003, based in Hong Kong, and working throughout China, South East Asia, Japan and Australia. MAP is a powerful combination of broad international expertise and local qualifi cations and experience. Our work on the Ningxia Winery for Moet Hennessy is a good example of our strengths. MAP advised MH on how to carve 100 MOO out of a 1,000 MOO block in Ningxia, irrigated by the Yellow River.

Approach. Our mission is to unlock value through this fourstep approach:


Strategise

Defi ne direction and intent to deliver inspiring, eduring, commercially viable and sustainable designs.

Innovate

Design with imagination and inspiration using instinct, knowledge and experience.

Collaborate

Create a culture of collaboration with clients, the consultant team and contractors for best project outcomes.

Build

Develop documentation that recognises the needs of the construction team and achieves world-class quality

Why we do what we do. It’s pride in delivering a highquality service at every level.


MAP started with passion and the simple belief that, given the years of training, Ed could provide high quality service, secure local building approvals and run a business. MAP combines international expertise with local qualifi cations and experience and has always had a regional focus. Ed has done as much work in the Asia Pacifi c region as he has in Hong Kong.

MAP is a leading architecture, interior design and master planning fi rm founded in 2003, based in Hong Kong, and working throughout China, South East Asia, Japan and Australia. MAP is a powerful combination of broad international expertise and local qualifi cations and experience. Our work on the Ningxia Winery for Moet Hennessy is a good example of our strengths. MAP advised MH on how to carve 100 MOO out of a 1,000 MOO block in Ningxia, irrigated by the Yellow River.

History. It’s in the genes. MAP’s story begins with Edward Billson, a thirdgeneration architect.


Ed’s grandfather was the fi rst graduate of the University of Melbourne Architecture program, who went on to train with Walter Burley Griffi n. After winning an International Competition for the Auckland University Library, he returned to Melbourne to run his own practice. His son Ted Billson also graduated from both RMIT and Melbourne University and, following in his father’s footsteps, also founded his own practice. The iconic public grandstand at Flemington racecourse – home of the Melbourne Cup – is his.

MAP is a leading architecture, interior design and master planning fi rm founded in 2003, based in Hong Kong, and working throughout China, South East Asia, Japan and Australia. MAP is a powerful combination of broad international expertise and local qualifi cations and experience. Our work on the Ningxia Winery for Moet Hennessy is a good example of our strengths. MAP advised MH on how to carve 100 MOO out of a 1,000 MOO block in Ningxia, irrigated by the Yellow River.

Doan Ket, Hanoi, 2009

What they say about MAP.


“A very beautifully designed winery... it is not a silly ersatz copy of a chateau, but actually designed to pick up the features of Ningxia’s surroundings, with the ‘huang’ (tawny yellow) of the earth refl ected in the wall... It was a rare opportunity to drink a lovely wellmade wine, while hanging out to watch the sun set over the Ningxia mountains... it was a real celebration of how things should be developed for the future !
Fongyee Walker, wine critic writing on Jancis Robinson’s wine blog, 2014
“Throughout the project period MAP has demonstrated its high capability in managing the design process and project works successfully, great patience in listening and fulfi lling HSBC’s requirements yet maintaining MAP’s overall design rationale professionally which has ultimately raised the value of the property. The consultant team led by Ed Billson has managed to complete the project in a very tight time frame, this would not have been achievable without the competent leadership of Ed and a highly resourceful and responsible team.
P Y Li, Senior Manager special projects for HSBC Hong Kong
“I wanted the wowfactor, and MAP understood that and helped deliver the wow factor in the City of Dreams Rock Star Suites.
Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO Melco Crown Entertainment

MAP's Directors: Edward Billson, Samuele Martelli, Alex Leung and Francis Lee lead a team of 20 professionals. A Director leads each project providing hands on expertise and management to continually deliver value for clients.


MAP has a multi-disciplinary team combining international experience and local expertise.

Edward Billson worked in New York for Philip Johnson. Mr. Johnson is one of the great architects of the 20th Century. Later he joined Hong Kong's Wong Tung & Partners designing Dragonair's headquarters at Hong Kong airport which won a HKIA Silver Medal. In 2003 Ed founded MAP Architecture & Planning which is now a leading Hong Kong practice. Ed is an Authorised Person in Hong Kong regularly applying for and being granted Building Approvals in Hong Kong.

Samuele Martelli began working on projects in Mainland China out of Italy, as part of a team of university professors and researchers. Soon after, he moved to Shanghai to open and manage the new office for a well-known Italian firm. Before joining MAP, Samuele has his own design firm amassing a impressive portfolio of projects. In 2012, Samuele was named one of the top 40 talents under 40 by Perspective Magazine, Hong Kong.

Alex Leung has held many senior and General Management positions in architectural and engineering companies in China and Hong Kong. Leading large teams, and working closely with Chinese clients, Alex has delivered many large multi-story residential and commercial towers throughout China. Alex has over 20 years' experience in the industry and brings an excellent understanding of business practices, design and construction in the PRC.

Francis Lee has a strong real estate background, and has held VP positions in Tech Services for International Hotel Brands, GM positions for real estate developers, acted as PM on-site for Hotel projects, and provided architectural services for various hotel projects. Francis has extensive Hotel Design Management experience in Mainland China and the region for all the major Hotel Brands.is previous experience includes Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group VPTS Greater China, Hilton Worldwide Senior Regional Director Greater China, Shanghai. Shangri-La Hotel Group Site architect for resort hotel Borocay, Philippines, and Chengdu, China.

MAP currently has vacant positions in our Hong Kong office: Further details can be found by clicking on the links in the column to the right.


MAP is a growing practice which is always on the lookout for talented and experienced architects and support team. If you are interested in joining the MAP please contact us.

Positions Vacant

Graphic Designer - Hiring

November 1, 2017

After securing a number of large scale residential, commercial and A&A projects in China and Hong Kong, we are seeking to employ a Graphic Designer to join our talented team.

Year

Award

Project/Architect

2014

Design Et Al International Hotel & Property Awards – Shortlisted

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan – Lakeside Cafe

2014

Design Et Al International Hotel & Property Awards – Shortlisted

Hard Rock Hotel Rock Star Suites

2012

Easy Magazine – Best Resort Hotel; Best Hotel Lobby Bar

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2012

Perspective Magazine – Top 40 Talents under 40

Samuele Martelli

2012

TripAdvisor – Traveler’s Choice Awards

Hard Rock Hotel, Macau

2011

Voyage Magazine Awards – Best Resort Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2011

Best Life Magazine – Top Ten Resorts

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2010

China Hotel Golden Pillow Award – Top 10 Best Resort Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2010

TimeOut – Best Vacation Hotels in Jiangsu Province

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2010

Hurun Report – Best of the Best Awards, Best East China LuxuryResort

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2010

Hurun Report – Best New Openings Greater China

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2010

Hotel Modernization Magazine – Outstanding Resort Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2009

Travel+Leisure Magazine – China Travel Award for Best China Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton, Wuxi Lingshan

2008

CNBC Award – Residential High Rise of the Year

Avare

2008

International Property Awards – Best Development Thailand

Dhevatara Cove

2007

International Property Awards – Best Development

Dhevatara Cove

2006

Thailand Property Awards – Best Villa Development

Dhevatara Cove

2005

Asia Pacific Design Award for Interior Design

Hebe Villas, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

2001

HKIA Silver Medal for Architectural Excellence

Dragonair Headquarters