Victor Leong Soon Hian

Design Director
Workplace and Interior Design Lead

I approach projects with this idea of inclusiveness and inclusion. Inclusiveness necessitates the addressing of a range of complex issues and solutions at the time of the making whereby inclusion embraces the notion of not only focusing on the individual but rather, of the broader community.

Victor is the design director of Aki Media studio, his keen design vision and creative direction have crafted all our past and present projects. As an engaging leader, he builds the design team’s momentum and actively guides the integrated design process and solution for large-scale and complex projects.

Our studio continues to entrust Victor with overseeing the team with a concept design proposal and delivery for high-profile and critical projects. His collaborative and innovative practice continues to push the boundary of all the competition entries, master planning research and studies, and our joint projects.

Over the past 28 years of experience, Victor has led many keys and award-winning projects across various sectors from mixed-used, civic, hospitality, residential, retail, transportation, education, and industries around Malaysia. In his leading role in workplace and interior design and extensive knowledge of design and project administration experience, Victor has successfully delivered prestigious and complex projects among those DUN Sarawak Legislative complex, conceptual work for the University of Technology Sarawak, including specialized projects from oil and gas industry with Malaysia LNG and Murphy Oil Corporation.

After a short stint at Simon Swaney Architects Melbourne, Victor joined Aki Media when the company was in its founding period and was recognized as one of the pioneers in shaping the office, notably in design delivery flow and presentation processes. Combined with his work ethic and remains an active contributor to local academia and music at UNIMAS, he was a panel judge for PAM awards.