Bachelor of Architecture with first class honours, University New South Wales, 1957—1962. Master in City Planning, Yale University, 1963—1965.
Architect Loder & Dunphy Architects, Sydney, Australia, 1960—1963. Architect-planner I.M. Pei & Partners, New York, 1965—1969. Head design & research section Housing & Development Board, Singapore, 1969—1974, chief architect Singapore, 1975—1976, deputy ceo Singapore, 1976—1979, ceo Singapore, 1979—1989.
Ceo & chief planner Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore, 1989—1992. Director RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd, Singapore, since 1992. Chairman National Arts Council, Singapore, since 1996, Singapore-Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, since 2000.
Adjunct professor and chairman, advisory committee National University Singapore, Singapore, 2000.
Fellow: Singapore Institute Architect (correspondent. Vice president 1976-1979).
Married Gretchen Gustafson, October 31, 1984. Children: Kristof Steven Mikes-Liu, Daniel Keyuan, Kristin Yimin, Eszter Monika Mikes-Liu, Janos Miklos Mikes-Liu.