Archasia marks 25 years of design and architecture

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PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 February, 2013, 4:41am

Has it been 25 years already?

Architectural and interior design firm Archasia recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a black tie soirée at the Asia Society in Admiralty.

Arriving guests were greeted by founding principal Grover C. Dear, before making their way to cocktails and ultimately the ballroom for an evening of dining, drinking and entertainment.

Tables were named for cities where Grover had made his mark and guests watched a multimedia presentation complete with an on-stage dancer tracing Archasia's development from its conception to the success it enjoys today.

The MC of the evening was journalist Nury Vittachi, who kept things lighthearted for a dinner about architecture. Other speakers included architect Nelson Chen, actor Redman Maxfield, and even Dear's own sister who flew in from the United States for the occasion.

And an oft-heard jibe at such events that guests should pay attention because there would by a test later turned out in this case to be true.