Shing spent much of her childhood in Singapore and the UK. For university, she left for Harvard, and completed three degrees: a B.A. in Fine Arts, as well as Masters in Architecture and Landscape Architecture (the latter two with distinction).
Shing relocated to Shanghai as a Wheelwright Fellow in 2002 to research the Art Deco housing of the French Concession. Excited by small-scale innovations occurring in socialized interiors, she documented residents’ living spaces and personal histories. She worked with Josh to produce a catalogue of photographs, drawings, and interviews. Shing founded Lekker Design in 2002, and Lekker Architects in 2015. She is a registered architect in Singapore.
Josh was raised in Chicago, and studied literature, linguistics, and creative writing at Amherst College before joining the Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programs at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has worked for and studied under Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Moneo, Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti, Preston Scott Cohen, Luis Rojo de Castro, and David Adjaye.
In 2009, Josh completed a PhD in cultural geography, writing on the subject of haunted landscapes and state power in Singapore. He has published writing in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and politics, with a focus in Asia. Josh is interested in the intersection of art and architecture, and in multi-disciplinary design practice.