Team

Vincent McIlduff

Vincent McIlduff

Founding Partner and CEO of ALT-254

A graduate of Belfast School of Architecture, Vincent began his career with PDM Architects in Ireland before accepting a position with prestigious architecture firm OMA, relocating to Holland to work on projects such as De Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Fondazione Prada in Milan.

In 2013 Vincent relocated to Hong Kong with OMA, leading projects such as the Taipei Performing Arts Centre and Beijing’s internationally renowned CCTV Tower.

In 2015, Vincent left OMA and founded ALT-254. Early clients included Hong Kong’s notorious Ce La Vi and Lombok’s most premium residential development — Selong Selo.

Today ALT-254 is one of Hong Kong’s most well-known architecture and design firms, counting international brands like Pret a Manger amongst its loyal customers. Vincent’s unparalleled knowledge of Japanese property development has led to the firm currently managing over US$40 million in projects in Niseko and beyond, as well as spearheading notable local architecture and design projects such as Ovolo Hotel Group’s industry-disrupting Mojo Nomad Central.

Saul Smeding

Saul Smeding

Partner and Head of Design at ALT-254

He is also a registered architect having graduated from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands

Saul began his career with the prestigious architecture firm OMA, relocating to Hong Kong from the Netherlands in 2011 to work on internationally renowned projects such as the Hanwha Galleria a 50,000 sqm shopping center in Busan, South Korea and Prince Plaza a 106,500 sqm mixed-use building in Shenzhen. He later took a position with OMA in Rotterdam, working on notable European projects like PEX (the Parc des Expositions-Convention Centre) in Toulouse and the Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc bridge in Bordeaux.

It was in Rotterdam that he met ALT-254’s Founder, Vincent McIlduff. Saul joined Vincent as a partner at ALT-254 in 2015. To date, Saul has headed up the design and has been responsible for the design of 25 luxury villas on the challenging landscape of Lombok Indonesia, the design and build of Niseko's First nightclub in the chilling north of Japan and most recently completed work on a 22-story hotel for Ovolo Hotels Group on Hong Kong’s Queen’s Road Central.

Ikki Kondo

Ikki Kondo

Lead Japanese Architect at ALT-254

A graduate of the University of Tokyo, Ikki began his career with APL Design Workshop in Japan before taking up a position with prestigious architecture firm OMA in Hong Kong, Doha and later, Dubai.

In between position at OMA, Ikki also worked with leading international architecture and design practice Aedas in Singapore. Ikki joined ALT-254 in 2017.
A 1st Class Registered Architect in Japan and native Japanese speaker, Ikki leads close to USD40 million of ALT-254’s Niseko projects, including architecture for the luxury Pavilions Hotel, Pavilions 3 Villas, Ginto Village Condos and numerous privately-owned premium residential properties.

Lin Xiao

Lin Xiao

Lead Interior Designer at ALT-254

A Wuhan Native, Lin has a Bachelor of Industrial Design Degree from Wuhan University, a Master Degree of Design Practices from the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Diploma of Interior Design, from Hong Kong University Space.

Lin developed her career in Hong Kong, working with Design Icon, and SBFI Ltd before working under celebrated architect Sean Dix at Dix Design + Architect. Under Dix, Lin worked on projects including Belon (a ‘World’s 50 Best’ restaurant), Yardbird 2.0, Sake Central Hong Kong, Okra Bar Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Cricket Club.

Lin joined ALT-254 in 2018 and has spearheaded interior design on projects valued at over USD35 million, such as Pavilions Hotel Interiors, Campfire Co-Learning, Jozankei House and Elevations House.

Wider Team

Wider Team

With Japanese, Hong Kong, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean, Irish, English, Dutch, and even Czech, ALT-254's team are truly diverse helping to bring local knowledge across our Asian Projects.  

ALT-254's unique selling point is that we produce everything in-house reducing cost to the client, speeding up production, and of course, allowing us to control quality at each stage. Because of this our team are experts in a wide range of disciplines including; Architectural Design, Interior Design, Project Managment, 3D Visualization, VR Technichnology, Construction Drawing & Detailing, BIM, Furniture Design & Production, all of which is overseen by our Management Team with 50+ years experience in the industry.

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ALT-254 continues to design and deliver award-winning projects throughout Asia-Pacific and beyond. Get in touch to find out what we could do to help on your next project. 


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