The Principal

Beng Kay Tan, Director

Planning and Design Melb. Uni.

B. Arch. (Hons.) Melb. Uni

An experienced architectural practitioner who has been based in Sydney, Australia since 1996. Was instrumental for the inception and formation of ZONE in 1993 together with Jeffery Cheah and others. Since moving to Australia, has primarily worked on residential projects, mostly individually designed houses across different suburbs in Sydney. Worked on the design of a few retail fitout and light industrial warehouses or workshops.  Recently incorporated ZONE DesignWorks (Jul 2016) together with Jeffery Cheah with the view of taking on larger scale projects not only in Australia, but also in other Asia Pacific countries. By providing local knowledge and contacts into this new partnership and collaboration, we aspire to expand ZONE’s profile as a multi-disciplinary and truly international firm that has the capability to undertake projects of different types and sizes, regardless of their locality.

Ar. Jeffery Cheah, Principal and Managing Director

B. Sc. (Merit)

B. Arch. (Hons.) Uni. of Newcastle


As the founder for ZONE Architect, he has grown the firm into an international practice with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, KL, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh and Sydney. With 23 years experience as an architect, he has wide exposure handling projects from urban planning, high rise towers, mixed developments, Interior design and hotel resorts. His experience in handling projects and clients from the Asia-Pacific region as well as the middle-east. He brings to the design process a breadth of experience in technical, construction and design knowledge.

Xion Lin, Director

B. Arch. Studies UNSW

M. Arch. UNSW

NSW Registered Architect, 9642

Talented design and project architect with over 10 years experience in a range of projects from master planning, commercial, health, retail, multi-residential and luxury houses in Sydney. Having worked in reknowned and established architectural practices in Sydney, he has led design teams to deliver project of various sizes from Concept design through to DA, Tender and Construction.