Heman Shih, Curriculum Vitae

HEMAN SHIH BA Arch, M Arch, OAA, MRAIC, LEED® AP, CACB, HKIA, ARB, Authorized Person


Master in Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA, 1989

Preservation and Housing Exchange Program, Vienna Technical University, Vienna, Austria, 1989

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle USA, 1987


Principal, Heman Shih Architect Inc., 2006 to Present

Partner, NGA Architects (Restructured from Ng Chee Architects), 2010 to 2011

Senior Project Architect, Ng Chee Architects, 2006 to 2010

Senior Project Architect, Perkins Eastman Black Architects, 2003 to 2006

Architect, Webb Zerafa Menkès Housden Partnership Architects · Planners, 1999 to 2003

Design Architect, The Kirkland Partnership Inc., Architects & Urban Planners, 1997 to 1999

Associate, Aedas Ltd (Formerly Liang Peddle Thorp Architects & Planners Ltd.), 1993 to 1996

Architect, Anthony Ng Architects Ltd., 1991 to 1993

Architectural Assistant, KNW Architects & Engineers Ltd., 1990 to 1991

Assistant Architect, CYS Associates Ltd. Architects & Urban Designers 1989 to 1990


Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and Registered Architect HK, 1992

Authorized Person (Architect), HKAPRSE Register, 1995

LEED Accredited Professional 2006


Mr. Shih is the Principal responsible for design, coordination, construction documents, permit application, code review and contract administration. His multi-faceted experience in a wide range of buildings and his international exposure provides him with the credentials of guiding complex projects through to their delivery in accordance to the design intent and project budget. His passion for design excellence, sustainability, attention to detail in the past 23 years permeates in each project he undertakes.


*Work undertaken while working at other architectural practices


Silver Street Courthouse, St Thomas, Ontario ($4.5M)

Milton Courthouse – Alteration & Renovation ($2M)*

Peel Region Police Office Improvement Study

Ministry of Education Consolidated Offices, London ($2M)

ServiceOntario , Milton – New Office/ Service Centre* ($1.5M)*

Ministry of Transportation, Downsview* – Renovations ($12M)

Ontario Disability Support Program Office and Service Centre, Brantford, Ontario Alteration & Renovation ($1.5M)

Toronto Employment Services Space Planning Study, Scarborough Probation and Parole Services Office, Brampton – Space Reconfiguration * SNC – LAVALIN Profac, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, Toronto – New Office & Reconfiguration ($1.2M)

Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga – Renovations and West Wing Addition, Mississauga – 200 in-patient beds ($66M)*

Georgian Downs Racetracks & Slots Facility, Innisfil, Ontario – 168,000 sf ($20M)*

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple Complex, HK, New Luxurious mixed use facility ($15M)*

Seventh Day Adventist Church, Toronto – Addition and Renovation ($0.4M)


Sir Sanford Fleming College Front Entrance Addition, Peterborough, ($20M)

Alloa Public School, Caledon – Addition & Renovations ($5M)*

Portage Trail Community Schools, Toronto – 111,000 sf. ($11M)*

Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto, Hurwich Education Centre – Addition and Renovation ($0.4M)

Creditview Public School, Caledon – Addition & Renovations

Long-Term Care / Retirement

Winbourne Retirement Residence*, Ajax -132 units ($10M)*

Utility / Industrial

Sing Tao Daily Headquarters, Markham ($4M)

Ontario Transportation Safety Board, Renovations, Richmond Hill ($1M)

JS Crawford & Sons Transport Inc, Mississauga. – Renovations ($2M)*

Telephone Exchange for CSL, HK – New Telephone Equipment Centre for Hong Kong International Airport ($10M)*

6N Silicon Inc. Production Facility Expansion, Renovation Bell Canada 100 Wynford Drive Facility Renovations, Toronto ($0.8M)

Mike and Mike’s Organic Food Inc., Office and Production Centre Relocation Study

Commercial / Retail

Garden City Tower LEED EB O&M Certification, St Catherines ($1M)

Ellen Fairclough Building Lobby Renovation, Hamilton. 250 Dundas Street West Office and Retail Tower, Toronto – Exterior and Interior renovations (building sold in 2010 at profit of 200M) ($0.4M)

2550 Argentia Road Office Complex – Exterior and Common Areas Renovations ($0.2M)

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Headquarters, Renovations ($0.1M)

Massage Therapy Healing Clinic , Toronto – Sunflower Montessori & Day Care ($0.1M)

GTAA Lester Pearson Airport, Terminal 1, Retail Renovations* Trillium Health Centre – Office Building (LEED Building) – 180,000sf ($15M)*

Festival Hall Complex (Paramount)*, Toronto – 473,500 sf ($60M)

Commercial and Retail Mixed-Use Headquarters for Daimler Chrysler Canada and City of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario ($60M)*

AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Business Centre*, Mississauga ($45M)

Shoppers Drug Mart Renovations*, Bayview Village – 30000 sf ($1M)

Flour Factory, Bakery/Florist Shop, Toronto, Ontario ($0.3M)

7-Eleven, Toronto – Heritage Building Renovation ($6M)*

Residential / Hospitality

Ritz-Carlton North Hills Residence, New York – 744,000 sf, Preliminary Design ($70M)*

Palisades Park Town Centre, New Jersey – 41,450 sf ($50M)*

San Stefano Four Seasons Hotel, Condo and Retail Complex, Alexandria, Egypt – 4.5M sf ($375M)*

Marriot New World Renaissance Hotel, Makati City, The Philippines – ($54M)*

New World Bali Hotel, Bali, Indonesia – 140,000sf – Preliminary Design * Sun Hung Kai Residential MultipleTowers, Shum Tseng, Hong Kong – 630,000 sf – 700 units ($68M)*

Bowen Mansion for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Hong Kong – 180,000sf Luxurious apartment tower ($20M)*

Kumagai Gumi Residential/Retail Complex, Zhuhai, China – 800,000sf ($80M)* Jiang’s House, Fairway Heights Golf course, Markham ($1M)

Bayview Village Ravine House, 40 Hawksbury Drive, Toronto ($0.6M)

Seaside House, Sai Kung, Hong Kong ($0.5M)

Scarborough House, Toronto ($0.4M)

Richmond Hill House ($0.1M)


Open Competition

Archetype Sustainable House Competition organized by Toronto and Region Conservation – Team Leader/Architect/Designer, People’s Choice Award 3rd Place, 2006

Invited Competition

Shanghai International Medical Zone competition* – Liaison Architect, 2,844-acre winning design for prototype medical centre with 17,200,000 sf, 2004

Architectural Award

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple Complex (HK), with Aedas Certificate of Merit 1997


First Prize Travelling Scholarship to study German and Architecture (especially Bauhaus, Art Deco and modern) in Berlin and neighboring cities Toronto Goethe Institute and Government of Germany, Summer 1998


“A Response to the Quest for Sustainable Urban Living Space under The First Sustainable Development Strategy for Hong Kong.”
Consultancy Study for Buildings Department, HKSAR.
Technical Advisor to Ronald Lu & Partners 2007 (HKIA Award 2009).

“DISCIPLINE EXUBERANCE: The Parish Church of Saint Maclou and Late Gothic Architecture in Rouen.” By Linda Neagley 1998
Research, analysis and illustrations of plan, details and 3D construction phases

“Art Marketing Architecture vs Architecture Marketing Art – Royal Ontario Museum New Addition.” Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal, 2008


Speaker on “LEED and Residences” and Educator, Green Home Show, Market Village, organized by TCEL (Toronto Chinese for Ecological Living), 2007

Guest on “Power Politics” – Toronto Radio show on Green Living, 2007.

Mentor, JVS Toronto/OAA Joint Program for Internationally Trained Professionals, Ontario, 2008

Educator, Green Home Show, Market Village, organized by TCEL, 2009

Technical Advisor on Public Education Workshops, TCEL, 2009

Workshop Speaker, “Introduction to Green Design and Technologies for Ordinary House”, TCEL Green Home Show, 2010

Chris Cooper Art Show 2010, Exhibition Organizer