Key Personnel

Key Personnel


Dr. Hoang Huu Phe is currently the Chairman of the Board, Vinaconex R&D. He is the founder of one of the first-class  consultancies at the national level in Vietnam. Vinaconex R&D is a pioneer in planning, design and development of high-  rise buildings in largest cities of Vietnam: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. At the same time, the company is also responsible  for some of the most attractive high-end urban developments in Vietnam, such as North An Khanh – Splendora in Hanoi  City, Planned Community Resort at Cai Gia – Cat Ba near Halong Bay, Hung Dien New Town in Ho Chi Minh City, Pearl  of Asia Resort on Phu Quoc Island (Kien Giang Province), etc.

He is the author of the Status Quality Trade-Off Theory (SQTO), developed together with Professor Patrick Wakely of  University College London (UCL). The study leading to the theory was awarded the Donald Robertson Memorial Prize 2000  by the Editors of Urban Studies, a world-class journal published in UK, for the best paper of the year on residential location  and urban structure. The theory is widely cited internationally, and is currently the main topic of a joint research programme,  supported by the British Academy, between Vietnamese researchers and their colleagues from Leeds university (UK).


Professional Experience

2014 – Chairman of the Board, Vinaconex R&D  2001 -2014 Chairman and Director, Vianconex R&D  1999 –

2000: Assistant Director General, Vinaconex

1988 – 1999: Post Dotoral Research Associate, DPU, The Bartlett, UCL 

1988: Completed PhD Studies (Town Planning), University College London (UCL), University of London  1996 –

1997: Teaching Architecture at Hull School of Architecture, UK

May - Aug 1996: Specialist, ODA project ISD, MoC

1991 – 1997: PhD student, Development Planning Unit, The Bartlett, UCL

1988 -1991: Research Associate, Human Settlements Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand  1987 -1988: MSc student, AIT, Thailand


Gia Lam New Urban Area 1200 ha (2010, in co-operation with Dissing + Weitling (Denmark) and Buro Happold (UK)  North Anh Khanh – Splendora New Urban Area, Ha Tay Province (2005 – 2007)

New Urban Area Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh (2000 – 2006)

Planned Community Resort Cai Gia – Cat Ba near Halong Bay (2003 – 2004)  New Urban Area Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City (2005)

Master Plan, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (2004, in co-operation with HOK, USA)  VietinBank Tower, 68 floors (Local Architect for Foster + Partners), on-going

The Residential Towers of 17, 24 and 34 floors, Hanoi City (2004)  The Central Circus Arena, 2000 seats, Hanoi (1986).

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