Chief Executive Officer
Master Planning & Urban Design
Mr.Kim, a native Korean who has studied, worked and lived in the US and several other countries for the past 30 years, founded Design Fever39 with a vision to provide integrated hospitality development services to clients in Asia. Having worked with some of the world's most prominent firms such as AECOM (formerly EDAW), WATG and Belt Collins, he has over 20 years of tourism and hospitality planning and design experience and has been instrumental in leading a number of major tourism destination projects in Asia. As former director of tourism & hospitality and director of master planning at AECOM Singapore, Sam has planned over 60 tourism and hospitality projects in various scales. Prior to joining AECOM, he had worked in Hawaii with WATG and Belt Collins. Sam holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree with concentration in resort planning & urban planning from Cornell University, Ithaca NY, and holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Utah State University, Utah USA.
Executive Senior Advisor
Creative Tourism
For more than 35 years Walter Jamieson has worked to bridge the academic and consultancy worlds through creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. Independently and/or through collaborative exercises Walter Jamieson has worked with a significant number of public as well as private sector clients at an international, national, as well as the local level including the Asian Development Bank, United Nations World Tourism Organization AECOM, UNWTO, ESCAP, UNESCO and the ASEAN countries. He has been a member of faculty and management at universities in Canada, the United States, Thailand and Japan. He is currently Director of the Service Innovation program at Thammasat University and past Dean of the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management. Walter is also the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal in Canada and was elected to the College of Fellows, Canadian Institute of Planners.
Managing Director
Architecture & Interior Design
Mr. Varanyaporn brings over 20 years of extensive hospitality architectural and interior design experience from major design firms such as Banyan Tree Hotels and Space Architects Thailand. Suvit has designed and managed several major Banyan Tree and Angsana Resort projects in Vietnam, China, UAE and India as project architect and senior project manager. He has also designed several other major hotels & resorts, residential villas, condominium and commercial retail projects with other major architectural firms in Thailand. As an architectural design director, he manages the Bangkok office and leads architectural design projects across Asia. Suvit has expertise in luxury resort design.
Managing Director
Landscape Architecture
Mr. Buyco has over 13 years of extensive landscape design experience having practiced in the Philippines, UAE and Singapore with highly established firms such as EDAW|AECOM, ACL Asia and Belt Collins. Ian believes in sustainable and meaningful design that works with the local context and the grain of the land as opposed to imposing upon the site. This approach creates a responsive and integrated development that allows for creativity and ensures project viability. Having been trained and influenced by some of the most prominent landscape design firms, his aim is to infuse his own brand of artistry with the same level of dedication and excellence for the next generation of developments around the world
Artist / Creative Writer
Mr. Megalos is an artist, musician and writer of Greek descent. He has been involved in the video gaming and graphic design industry as a creative designer and writer in the past decade leading various strategic writing and content development projects as freelancer. He has joined Design Fever 39 as an artist and creative writer to help in the firm's creative approaches concerning the thematic development in design and planning. Terry studied Physics and Music in the University of Manchester, UK.