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MAP's Directors: Edward Billson, Samuele Martelli, Alex Leung, Rafael Dressler and Francis Lee lead a team of 20 professionals. A Director leads each project providing hands on expertise and management to continually deliver value for clients. MAP has a multi-disciplinary team combining international experience and local expertise.

Edward Billson worked in New York for Philip Johnson. Mr. Johnson is one of the great architects of the 20th Century. Later he joined Hong Kong's Wong Tung & Partners designing Dragonair's headquarters at Hong Kong airport which won a HKIA Silver Medal. In 2003 Ed founded MAP Architecture & Planning which is now a leading Hong Kong practice. Ed is an Authorised Person in Hong Kong regularly applying for and being granted Building Approvals in Hong Kong.

Samuele Martelli began working on projects in Mainland China out of Italy, as part of a team of university professors and researchers. Soon after, he moved to Shanghai to open and manage the new office for a well-known Italian firm. Before joining MAP, Samuele has his own design firm amassing a impressive portfolio of projects. In 2012, Samuele was named one of the top 40 talents under 40 by Perspective Magazine, Hong Kong.

Alex Leung has held many senior and General Management positions in architectural and engineering companies in China and Hong Kong. Leading large teams, and working closely with Chinese clients, Alex has delivered many large multi-story residential and commercial towers throughout China. Alex has over 20 years' experience in the industry and brings an excellent understanding of business practices, design and construction in the PRC.

Rafael Dressler has 15 years of international experience. Educated in Brazil, worked in London and now Hong Kong for the past 6 years. Rafael is an excellent designer with a broad experience of project design including Historic Building preservation from his involvement on the Police Station re-development in Hollywood Road. Rafael is now managing projects for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the new Hotel project for The Pavilions in Niseko Japan.

Francis Lee has a strong real estate background, and has held VP positions in Tech Services for International Hotel Brands, GM positions for real estate developers, acted as PM on-site for Hotel projects, and provided architectural services for various hotel projects. Francis has extensive Hotel Design Management experience in Mainland China and the region for all the major Hotel Brands.is previous experience includes Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group VPTS Greater China, Hilton Worldwide Senior Regional Director Greater China, Shanghai. Shangri-La Hotel Group Site architect for resort hotel Borocay, Philippines, and Chengdu, China.