《從建築師到開發商》以過去25年亞洲金融風暴及世界經濟危機作為大背景，敘述一位青年從專業建築師到房地產企業家的奮鬥故事。書中所介紹的開發項目，大部分屬於作者的建築事務所 Arkitek Teknikarya 作品。此外，書中也收錄 Arkitek Teknikarya 25年來的所有設計作品及項目。
Set against the backdrop of the last 25 years of Asian financial turmoil and world economic upheaval, this book traces the life story of a young professional architect who eventually became an entrepreneur in property development. It contains the author’s development projects which are mostly part of the design works of Arkitek Teknikarya, an architect firm owned by the author. This book also contains the whole bod of design works and projects of Arkitek Teknikarya over the past 25 years.
In the pages of this book, the mind and approach of a professional man cum developer towards building design and business decision-making can be glimpsed. As such, this book is more than a collection of projects; it is about the pursuit of being professional and enterprising at the same time. It traces his journey of making it in the real commercial world and the struggle of finding a balance between architectural idealism and commercial success. This is one issue faced by most architects and developers.
The story is real and told in an earnest tone and plain language without being esoteric and equivocal. Most of all, for the author, this book marks a milestone in his professional career and a stage in his personal pursuit for excellence and fulfullment.