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Project Chambers is a not-for-profit advocacy group of professionals who share a unique breadth of experience and expertise in all aspects of the built environment and its technical and supporting infrastructure.


As individuals, members have outstanding track records in the initiation, development, management and operation of projects across a broad range of professional competencies. These include

  • strategic planning

  • urban and socio-economic planning

  • infrastructure and transport planning

  • engineering and project management

  • contracts administration

  • contract law

  • audit and dispute resolution

  • environmental planning & safeguarding

  • project insurance

  • digital infrastructure, and

  • design of operations, training, health and safety management.


Active for more than 30 years, the strength of Project Chambers is that members know each other well, in many cases have worked together professionally, and are united by a passionate commitment to the long-term sustainable development of Hong Kong and its future as one of the world’s most livable cities. 


Clients interested in the services offered by members of Project Chambers may either make personal contact with an individual member, or call our office for support. We are available as individuals, or in partnership with a client’s own multidisciplinary team, as required by a particular project.


Each individual member of Project Chambers has signed a declaration to the effect that all confidential aspects of each assignment shall remain exclusive to the client on whose behalf that assignment is undertaken. Clients may be assured of complete confidentiality.



Project Chambers welcomes new members who can complement our existing range of expertise and share our commitment to professional excellence.  If you are interested in joining, please contact us by email and we will be happy to arrange an introduction to our Chairman, and other Office Bearers.


There are various benefits being a member of Project Chambers:

  • being recognised as a member of an advocacy group that is prepared to give its collective time to bringing positive benefits to the Hong Kong built environment

  • being recognized as a member of a respected group of experts

  • the opportunity to bring clients/other guests to enjoyable lunches with interesting speakers and topics

  • the opportunity to learn about relevant projects/activities in Hong Kong from other members through both Project Chambers’ events and direct contact outside of the Chambers’ activities

  • exposure to a wide variety of people whom one wouldn’t otherwise meet

  • the opportunity to have frank discussions within the group and with invited VIPs about relevant matters of current and public interest

  • the opportunity to seek support and advice from other members, which may be on a commercial or a non-commercial basis

  • being introduced to projects through referrals from other members

The annual membership subscription entitles you to attend our eleven per annum Forum Meetings, followed by dinner, which are open to members only.  It also entitles you to attend our ten speaker Luncheons per annum, and to bring up to two guests on each occasion: a maximum of twenty per year. Luncheons offer an opportunity for networking and lively exchanges with like-minded professionals. The Speakers are drawn from a wide range of specialisms and share their expertise on matters of current topical interest and concern.  Examples of past presentations can be found further below. 



Project Chambers is a group of senior professionals with a wide range of experience in project development and management covering all aspects of the built environment and its technical and supporting infrastructure. Members have outstanding track records in the initiation, development, management and operation of projects across a broad range of professional areas.


Like barristers in their legal chamber, members of Project Chambers operate as independent professionals. However, the strength of the Project Chambers concept is that members can form multidisciplinary teams that bring together their collective talents to provide a broad-based, tailor-made service across the entire lifespan of a project and its subsequent operation.



You can contact our members via the Project Chambers contact form or via LinkedIn

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John Berry

Civil engineer, consultant and expert witness with projects in Australia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Hong Kong, China, Macau and Southeast Asia | Expertise in master planning and new town design, highways, reclamation, marine and transportation planning and design, and construction management

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Erik Boehlo

OTC Planning & Design

Architect and Director of Planning with 25+ years' experience in airport, terminal and intermodal planning and design, for projects in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia I OTC is a Hong Kong-based consultancy specialising in transport and terminal planning and design | With a profound understanding of multi-modal transport and mobility, including air, rail, road and sea, OTC provides innovative and cost-effective planning and design solutions

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Elizabeth Bosher

Strategic Planning Services Group

Former MD Asia Pacific of global aviation consultants Landrum & Brown, Executive Director of Airport Authority Hong Kong, senior Hong Kong Government policymaker | In-depth knowledge and experience in strategic planning, aviation planning, air services traffic rights, and the public administration and management of Hong Kong International Airport

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Alan Child

Knight Frank Hong Kong

Chairman of Knight Frank Hong Kong, specialising in government land negotiations and consultancy | Chartered Surveyor, land advisor and expert witness | Member of Governing Council of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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Peter Cookson-Smith


Architect, planner, urban designer and author | Founder of Urbis: planning, environmental and landscape consultancy, and a provider of technical advisory services | Expertise in master planning, urban design, tourism, new town design, strategic development, and environmental protection studies

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Sam Farrands

King & Wood Mallesons

Lawyer in the energy and infrastructure sectors, having practised in Australia, London and now for over 20 years in Hong Kong | Advisor to governments, sponsors, lenders and contractors on major energy and infrastructure transactions throughout Asia and Africa

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Michelle Garden

The Contracts Group

Director of specialist commercial, contractual and management consultancy with over 25 years' experience in the construction industry | Responsible for the general management of company operations, including overseeing HR, administrative, business development and marketing functions | Manager of in-house training and workshops for both private and public sector, targeting commercial aspects of construction contracts, and their practical applications and effective administration to minimise risk

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Colin Jesse

Lappord Company

Management consultant specialising in the delivery of infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and South East Asia | Former Chairman of the Hong Kong Contracting Association Piling Committee | Civil and foundation engineering advisor

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James Johnson

The Contracts Group

Director of specialist commercial, contractual and quantity surveying firm providing services locally and internationally to all parties in the construction industry | Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Quantum Expert with over 30 years’ experience in commercial and project risk management functions, with particular emphasis on contract matters, dispute resolution and legal issues

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Chris Law

The Oval Partnership

Founding Director of the Oval Partnership Architects and Urbanists, with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, London, Liverpool and Cape Town | Director of the sustainable and smart city action research organisation Integer Intelligent and Green Ltd | Founder of the public space action research organisation Very Hong Kong

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Timothy Peirson-Smith

Executive Counsel

Consultancy founder and former environmental research scientist with expertise in stakeholder engagement and public relations around major planning and infrastructure developments | Through copywriting, marketing and public affairs / government relations, Executive Counsel assists corporates with managing and enhancing their relationship with governments in Hong Kong and throughout Asia

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Brenda Smith

Chemical engineer with a background in process design, commissioning and training in the fields of cryogenic plant and compressed gases. Specialised in process safety management, HAZOP team leadership and technical due diligence. Keen interests in renewable energy, energy transition and net zero, particularly as they relate to the production of bio-gases and the transportation sector.

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Gene Barron

Barron Pacific Company

Property Developer & Real Estate Investor with 30+ Years Experience in the United States, Europe & Asia / Specialist in large, complex Corporate Real Estate Acquisitions crossing Multiple Jurisdictions/ Served on Staff of the House Committee on Public Works & Transportation, United States Congress/ American-Trained Attorney & Member of the State Bar of Texas.

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Peter Brannan

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

As Asia Pacific Practice Leader, Peter is an accomplished architectural leader with over 30 years experience and an extensive portfolio of architectural and planning projects spanning Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining SOM, he served as Managing Director Asia & Middle East for Arquitectonica, an international architectural practice headquartered in Miami. He has extensive experience in managing and delivering large-scale mixed-use, commercial office, hotel, residential, sports, retail, planning, and transit-oriented-design projects in Asia. A good listener and easy communicator, Peter works directly with clients, partners, designers, and consultants in managing complex challenges. A keen environmentalist, his current focus involves delivering sustainable and zero-carbon developments.

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Robert Ciemniak

Robotic Online Intelligence | Real Estate Foresight

25+ years at the intersection of data, technology, finance, and real estate. Founder of Robotic Online Intelligence (ROI) - an AI technology startup in the automation of market research, as well as an independent research firm Real Estate Foresight (REF) - specializing in China property markets since 2012. Prior to that, 13 years with Thomson Reuters incl. as Global Head of Real Estate Markets and as Head of Corporate Foresight in Group Strategy in London.

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Shervin Sharghy


A former investment banker turned impact entrepreneur, Shervin has dedicated himself to developing a financially viable and scalable solution to the global plastic waste crisis and reducing the environmental damage and carbon footprint of the construction industry.
He launched EcoBricks in Hong Kong as a 100% circular economy solution to waste plastic that would otherwise end up in landfills or the ocean. By turning waste that is deemed to be worthless into high quality building materials, his vision is to demonstrate that the dividing line between trash and a valuable commodity is simply innovation.

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Eli Konvitz

Expert in sustainability and urban development with 20+ years’ experience leading high-profile, complex projects in sustainability and climate change, urban development advisory and masterplanning on five continents. Consultant on urban innovation and development, Vice-Chair of the Urban Land Institute in Hong Kong, adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong.



You may contact a Project Chambers member directly or our office for general enquiries.

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