Towner & Partners is a design practice founded by Liz Sung & Glen Towner. The studio began as the designated designer for a chain of boutique hotels in China in 2000. The chain, 18 in all, drew attention from near and afar as the first design-oriented boutique hotel chain in China. The chain gained much publicity and as a result Towner & Partners found its footings in the Hospitality sector in China.
In 2003 after successfully designed 18 boutique hotels for the UNOTEL chain in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the studio in Hong Kong was established which continues to provide architectural and interior design to clients in China as well as in Hong Kong and Japan. Apart from serving the Hospitality sector, Towner & Partners has also made its mark in the Residential Development, Property Management and Tourism Sectors.
Towner & Partners Toronto has evolved overtime as a design practice with expanded service scope for many facets in the build industry. The multi-disciplinary service scope comes with the amalgamation of other professionals in architecture, planning, engineering and project administration skill sets and project experiences.
At Towner & Partners we feel that successful design is not a personal, philosophical or aesthetic pursuit by individualists but it’s the pursuit of teams of passionate design professionals for the good of all concerned.
Over the years, we have been led by experience that there is always a better design solution. We never put a stop to re-invent ourselves to find new ways to approach designs. We love to explore the unconventional and to adapt to all things new.
We open our eyes and ears to new technologies and current issues and apply them to benefit our clients and the environment.
Through our designs, we strive to find the perfect balance between comfort, sustainability and beauty.
Our goal is not only to create stunning spaces but also to improve lives, well-being, and the environment.
Glen Towner BA ID
After graduating from University of Toronto, Glen formed Towner & Partners with the goal to create meaningful spaces. He is an advocate in green design, in particular in the designing of hotels.
Glen is also Towner & Partners dedicated 3-D designer. He has a keen interest in rendering techniques from modelling, lighting, setting camera view to creating animation walk-thru.
Liz Sung BID
Liz is Towner & Partners prolific designer of many hospitality projects across Hong Kong, Mainland China and Japan. Since her graduation from the Bachelor Degree program in Interior Design from Ryerson University Toronto, Liz has been practicing with an eye on the architectural aspects of design. She is currently pursuing her degree in architecture.
Wise Leung, HKIA, AP
Floyd Wan, MLA
Principal, Landscape Architecture
Principal, Project Administration
Wise is a registered architect and an authorized person in Hong Kong. He has been with Towner & Partners as Director of our Hong Kong studio since 2018. He is experienced in handling architectural design projects of all scales and his expertise lies in residential and hospitality projects. The specialty skill he has in project design and contract administration have contributed greatly to the firm's timely project delivery.
Floyd was our first interior designer in Hong Kong. He took a career change and went back to study for a master degree in landscape architecture. Since graduation, he has been practicing as landscape designer and has contributed in the landscape design for many of our China projects.
Michelle has been with our Hong Kong Studio since we started in 2003. She has extensive knowledge and experience in managing all types of projects. She is meticulous and result-driven and a people person at the same time.