Mr Tai graduated with honours from NUS in 1987 and has practiced as architect and urban planner since 1990. His key projects won both local and international award and was featured in URA exhibition “20 under 45” in March 2004. He held the position as President of Singapore Institute of Architects from 2007 to 2009. From 2013 to 2017, he was elected President of Design Business Chamber Singapore and oversaw the launch of Singapore Good Design Mark in 2014.
On the sustainability front, Mr Tai was elected President of Singapore Green Building Council in 2011. Under his leadership, the first green building product certification scheme in Singapore was established. In 2013, he was officially appointed as a Board Director and was subsequently elected global Chairman of World Green Building Council for a 2 year term between 2016 and 2018.
On the professional front, Mr Tai was a partner/Director in DP Architects from 2000 to 2010 and Group Managing Director, Ong&Ong Group from 2010 to 2016. He also provides advisory for prominent public sector developments including Health Sciences Authority HQ, Singapore Sports SG Masterplan and Mandai Zoo Development Masterplan (2016-2018). Mr Tai currently holds the position of Executive Director, BuildSG, Building Construction Authority. BuildSG focuses on industry transformation map of the built environment sector.