Stephen Y.F. Lai

Rider Levett Bucknall, Managing Director | Hong Kong, China


Mr. Stephen Lai is the Managing Director of Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) overseeing Hong Kong, China, Korea and Oman offices and is also a member of the Global Board.

Mr. Lai has extensive experience in managing a number of renowned super skyscrapers projects. He is the Director in Charge of Shanghai Tower (632m) which upon completion is the tallest building in China, as well as for Tianjin Chow Tai Fok Beihai Centre (518m), Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre (530m), Lotte World Tower(556m) in Seoul Korea. Besides, Mr. Lai has also involved in the firm’s skyscrapers projects such as Suzhou Hungnam Centre (729m), Shenzhen Ping An Finance Centre (528m), Nanning China Resources (436m), Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong (420m), Dalian Eton Place (150m-368m), Chongqing Raffle Square (350m), Island East Hong Kong (300m) etc. Mr. Lai is a keen advocate of skyscrapers and is passionate for vertical…

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Chapter Treasurer, Hong Kong (2017 – Present)

Hong Kong Chapter, Treasurer (2015 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (China 2016)

CTBUH Initiatives


18 October 2016

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic Considerations. Developers of...


01 December 2017

Stephen Y. F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited

Sustainability is becoming more and more important in our everyday lives. Thus, it is apparent that more sustainable initiatives are incorporated in a building design...


17 October 2016

Stephen Lai & Wei Qing Wang, Rider Levett Bucknall

Developers of super high-rise buildings in China often engage international designers for preliminary and schematic design, while Local Design Institutes in China are responsible for...