Space Matrix

Space Matrix Strengthens Design Leadership with Key Strategic Hires Across the Globe

Press Release   •   Aug 23, 2017 15:40 +08

SINGAPORE – Asia’s pre-eminent workplace design and build firm, Space Matrix, today announced 3 strategic hires in their Singapore, Hong Kong and New York design studios to support the company’s accelerated growth and strengthen their service delivery to global clients.

Founded in 2001, Space Matrix transforms workspaces to create unique, immersive environments that are intuitive to employees needs, thereby helping their clients become more profitable, sustainable and ready to embrace the future. Their prestigious list of clients includes LinkedIn, Rolls Royce, Gartner, Abbott, Balyasny Asset Management, Goldman Sachs, Symantec, IBM and Uber.

“New York, Hong Kong and Singapore are key growth markets for us and we want to have the very best of teams representing our brand. The addition of Krista Sammons in New York, Paul Rundle in Singapore and Johan Cammareri in Hong Kong to our already deep and talented design teams, demonstrates our commitment to attracting top industry talent. Strategic hires such as these are key to our promise to deliver innovative and future-­ready workplace design solutions to our clients” said Arsh Chaudhry, CEO of Space Matrix.

Paul Rundle - Director Design, Singapore

Most recently with Gensler, managing their Shanghai workplace studio, Paul has lived and worked in London, Barcelona, Rome, Macau, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore over his 24 year career. Paul brings with him exceptional skills in interior design, project management and studio management across many design disciplines. Prior to Gensler, Paul was with HBA Studio.

As Director Design, Singapore; Paul is responsible for the overall performance of the studio working closely with the Managing Director, SEA. As a key member of the management team, he brings new approaches to design practice and strategy and will develop the next-generation of talent within the studio.

“Space Matrix is one of the most innovative and dynamic firms in the industry. I believe that their emphasis on design creativity and customer centric approach will enable me to design and build the best workplace projects in South East Asia” said Paul.

Johan Cammareri - Creative Director, Hong Kong

With over 8 years of experience in corporate office and retail design, Johan has significant experience in space planning, design concepts, design development and detailed design. Prior to joining Space Matrix, Johan was an Associate Designer at M Moser Associates and Woods Bagot in Hong Kong. Since then, he has built a diversified portfolio of projects such as Microsoft, Ferrero Asia and Techtronic Industries.

As Space Matrix’s Creative Director based in Hong Kong, Johan’s responsibilities include scaling client engagements in Hong Kong. He is responsible for design leadership and for developing innovative concepts for workplace interiors projects. In addition, Johan is actively involved in talent acquisition to build a strong and successful design organization.

“I was drawn to Space Matrix for its dynamic and forward thinking approach to design. I am excited to bring a fresh perspective to the Hong Kong team and look forward to supporting the brand across the region" said Johan.

Krista Sammons - Head Design Management, USA

Krista has over 14 years of experience, focusing on workplace interiors in both domestic and International markets, (Europe, South America, Asia Pacific). Her previous clients include various pharmaceutical, hedge funds and tech companies as well as large corporations such as JPMC and PepsiCo. Based in NY she joined Space Matrix as Head of Design Management to provide a direct design link for US based clients looking to expand their real estate footprint internationally.

“For Corporate America, my goal is to make the Space Matrix brand synonymous with “Trusted design partner”. I am thrilled to be a part of the firm.” said Krista.

About Space Matrix

Founded in 2001, Space Matrix is a cutting-edge design and build firm with over 450 staff and 15 offices in Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, China and The United States. Space Matrix has a unique client focus that creates and delivers profitable, sustainable and future-­ready workplace solutions. The firm’s mission aims to continue revolutionizing the delivery of design and build services in both Asia and globally.