HBA Architecture Managing Director Jeffrey M. Williams, an architect for 30 years, has passed away.
Williams, who lived in Singapore, had extensive global expertise with architecture and interior design of luxury urban hotels, urban resorts, destination resorts and branded residences gained from established business relationships with international hotel operators and their brands, including: Conrad, Crowne Plaza, Fairmont, Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Intercontinental, Kempinski, Marriott, Park Hyatt, Raffles, Shangri-La, Sofitel, St. Regis, Swissôtel, Peninsula and Westin.
Williams simultaneously launched HBA Architecture in Singapore and Shanghai on October 10, 2012. Prior to working for HBA, he was the co-founder and director of Studio Aria, a global architecture & interior design practice that launched on January 1, 2010 with studios in New York City, Shanghai and Sydney.
“Jeffrey was my great friend and colleague and I feel his loss deeply,” said Ian Carr, co-CEO of Hirsch Bedner Associates. “He brought so much joy to his work and passed on his wisdom freely to all that collaborated with him. Jeffrey created a body of work around the world that defines his professionalism and reflected his character. Strong in character and true - with always room for a little unexpected flourish. Jeffrey will be missed by all who knew him.”