H.O.D are HOD Design Consultancy and Hoe Design Architect. Hoe Design Architect is an architect’s firm specializing in residential, hotel and resort project established by Ar. Eric Wong Weng Hoe in 2013. In 2017, HOD Design Consultancy was founded by Ar. Eric Wong to provide interior and furniture design services as well as marketing H.O.D brand of furniture and products.

The mantra of H.O.D is providing quality architecture, furniture products and interior design that are connected to people. We aspire to evoke awareness of cultural roots, whereby the values are extracted, distilled and imbued into our designs, and reinterpreted with contemporary design vocabulary. Our works are crafted through contextually sensitive designs that people are emotionally attached to. We emphasize space as the main generator of a building’s design – Form follows Space.

Managing Director/Founder


Ar. Eric Wong Weng Hoe studied Architecture in the University of Newcastle in Australia. During his days as an architecture student, he had been interested in exploring new design ideas and entered a few architectural competitions. He was selected as one of the finalists in the Congress LSA (Lightweight Structures In Architecture, Engineering And Construction) International Student Design Competition 1998.

After his graduation in 2000, Ar. Eric started practising architecture in Singapore and had worked there for over 14 years. During his stay in Singapore, he had joined world renowned architect’s firms in SCDA, RMJM and P&T, and involved in numerous award-winning bungalow, condominium, resort and public housing projects, before returning to practise in Malaysia. He had become a registered professional architect with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia in 2012.

After setting up his own architectural practice Hoe Design Architect, Ar. Eric continues to apply his design ideas and philosophy in his works, not limited to architecture but also interior and furniture design, which includes entering the MOBILI Furniture Design Competition 2015 organised by Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), where he was selected as the 3rd winner and subsequently invited to join Tanggam, the furniture designers association under MTIB.

From 2017 to 2020, Ar. Eric had been invited to contribute furniture designs for the acclaimed Professional Designers Programme (PDP), an event organised annually by the MTIB under the support of the Ministry of Plantation and Commodities Malaysia to showcase latest furniture designs from notable international and local designers and encourage the transformation of local furniture industries towards Original Design Manufacturing, held in conjunction with the Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, and South East Asia’s biggest furniture fair in the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) at Malaysia International Trade And Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Besides, Ar. Eric was invited by the Fiber And Biocomposite Development Centre (FIDEC) of MTIB in 2021 to contribute furniture design using local bamboo-based bio-composite product, with the aims of promoting environmentally sustainable alternatives and diversifying raw materials for local furniture industry.

In 2023 and 2024, Ar. Eric also had contributed designs for the Timb3r Design Incubator Programme (DIP) 2.0 and 3.0. These programmes were organised by the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) with the objectives of elevating the design quality of Malaysian furniture to international level and promoting top Malaysian furniture design to the world. The products had been exhibited at the Export Furniture Exhibation (EFE) 2023 and 2024 respectively, held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur.