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After graduating from the School of architecture Deakin University, Melbourne in 1995, Bill joined a small boutique design firm that specialized in high end retail, hospitality and small commercial projects throughout Australia and Asia. In 2005 he relocated to Hong Kong with an Australian International Design firm as their key designer in throughout Asia and the Middle East, taking lead on numerous large scale mixed used and residential projects with significant focus on retail and entertainment. In 2011 he joined the Lan Kwai Fong Group of companies property division that focuses primarily on lifestyle developments throughout China and South East Asia. Lan Kwai Fong Group, was founded by the well-known entrepreneur Allan Zeman well over 35 years ago in Hong Kong. The group is now committed in expanding the brand and property portfolio throughout China. As design director, the appointment primarily consists of a leadership role within the design team that manages the entire design process of each development. Beginning with extensive market research and feasibility studies before appointing relevant consultants to develop initial concepts further. This leadership role also overlaps into leasing, marketing and property finance within the group. Bill is currently overseeing one of the most important projects in his career in Shanghai. The Shanghai Dreamcenter is a joint venture between China Media Capital, Dreamworks, Lan Kwai Fong and funding partners China Development Bank. This unique project is considered a landmark project for the city of Shanghai, consisting of high end commercial, creative office, retail, F&B, performance, cultural, and waterfront programs of approximately 480,000 sqm.