Matthew Potter, Managing Director Hong Kong

BSc (Hons) DipArch MArch RIBA

Matthew Potter runs WilkinsonEyre’s Hong Kong office, managing the design and delivery of many of our projects in the region.

During his time at WilkinsonEyre, Matthew has played a pivotal role in many award winning international projects across the commercial, cultural, high-end residential and education sectors. Recent projects include a 100m-long pedestrian bridge in Hong Kong, an all-weather recreation facility in China and, prior to his moving to Hong Kong, the re-use of three unique grade II listed gas holder structures near Kings Cross providing 17,400m² of residential accommodation.

Matthew was the project architect for the cooled conservatories at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay and saw the project through from its initial, competition-winning designs in 2006 to its successful completion in 2012. Matthew relocated to Singapore for 18 months to run the site office and oversee the delivery of the façades and interior displays. The project won World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012 and the RIBA Lubetkin Prize in 2013. Prior to that he was part of the team responsible for the award-winning Guangzhou International Finance Center, where his role involved the resolution of the complex geometries related to the structural diagrid and cladding.

Matthew played a key role in establishing the Green Review process at WilkinsonEyre and was instrumental in seeing its inclusion in the practice’s ISO14001 accredited Environmental Management System. He remains keen on green in Hong Kong and is adjusting the Green Review process to take account of local codes, local practice and the rigours of the local climate.