Bill Chew's career as an architect over 30 years has been spent in architectural
design, construction management and consultancy. His experience covers cinema and
multiplex developments, commercial, leisure and residential projects, large
retail schemes and university buildings.
Prior to starting Bill Chew Associates (in 1988) and CineStructures International Ltd.
(in 1995), he held senior positions at Bernard Engle, Ove Arup & Partners and was
a Consultant to The Technical Office of H.H. The Emir of Qatar on the University of
Qatar project, completed in 1986.
Bill has a wide and detailed experience of most aspects of buildings and building
He has a long and successful record of project, personnel, organisational and financial management.
His involvement with architecture and cinema design has included numerous writings
and contributions to technical and architectural journals, including Cinema Technology,
Leisure Management, Architects Journal, AAQ, Screen Trade, SMPTE Motion Imaging
Journal, Cinema Record, Theatre World and Sound Solutions.
Alan Kay has been involved with professional and broadcast sound and vision for over
During this time he has engineered a wide range of facilities for clients in the U.K.,
the United States, Europe and South Africa.
These projects include sound studios, television studios, broadcast transmission suites,
edit suites, telecine grading rooms, film and video preview theatres and computer graphic labs.
All of these projects have been designed to the highest specifications and in full
compliance with national regulatory requirements. Computer networking technology is
very frequently a key element of modern system installations, and is an area where our
team has great experience and expertise.
Alan’s recent projects have ranged from international high-availability web-server
installations, through to individual home-automation installations with full remote access,
IP multi-room media access systems and full-specification Internet-based CCTV security schemes.
Before developing a specification, Alan always spends time with a client to discuss their
expectations in depth. The specification is then re-presented to the client and its
facilities explained in full to ensure that the finished project will perform as required
by the client organisation.
Alan joined Cinestructures in 2001 as its Technical Director.