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Kwan H Chan

Kwan H Chan

Boston, MA, US

 

About 

  • Registered Architect in New York State
  • 19 years of experience
  • Experienced in large mixed-use, luxury residential, tall towers, master planning, and commercial projects.
  • Involved from projects’ commencement to completion.
  • International experience: US, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Philippines, Singapore, Egypt, and India.
  • Coordination management skills
  • Site coordination with contractors and client site representatives 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Associate

• Project Manager for the Facade re-design work that is 2,000ft in length for a casino in Macau.
• The facade work is part of an existing integrated casino resort renovation project that has four hotel towers and
three levels of associated supporting venues owned by the Sands Corporation.
• Managed the facade team from the design phase into construction administration.
• Prepared Construction Documents, including specifications for the client to tender the project.
• Interacted and coordinated with overseas and local client representatives, consultants, and contractors.
• Involved in the statutory submission process and successfully obtained government approval.

Mar 2018 - Feb 2020
 

Arquitectonica, Hong Kong, HK, Associate

• Led and designed various project types in different countries that included Hong Kong, China, Macau, Philippines, Egypt, and India.
• Managed project teams from Concept Design to completion to produce design documents that achieved the client’s schedule and requirements.
• Worked closely with Design Director and Managing Director to develop design for projects.
• Presented design, building program, and technical matters to clients in design meetings to obtain approval.
• Coordinated with international consultants and local design institutes to resolve various design, technical, and building code issues.
• Worked with contractors and clients on-site to address design matters as they arise during construction.
• Reviewed office personnel resources with the Managing Director to ensure projects are appropriately staffed.
• Dealt with contractual and commercial matters related to projects.
• Developed and implemented drafting standards for office use.
• Prepared Project Manual that summarized projects’ requirements.
• Trained and mentored interns and intermediate experience staffs.

May 2006 - Mar 2017
 

Tins’ Metal Manufactory, Hong Kong, HK, Design Architect

• Designed and managed a new 79,000sqft, 6-story die-cast metal factory, and a 24,200sqft, 6-story dormitory.
• Led an in-house architecture committee that included the general manager, head of industrial engineering department, and head of maintenance department.
• Analyzed production layout of the existing factory to create a cohesive design that integrates with the new factory.
• Collaborated with the local design institute on various design and building code matters to obtain government approval.
• Worked with consultants and suppliers to specify products that accommodate the factory’s production requirements.

Mar 2005 - Mar 2006
 

Arpad Baksa Architect, P.C., New York, NY, US, Architect

• Project Architect for multiple high-end residential new-build and renovation projects.
• Worked closely with the Principal on developing design to present to clients.
• Knowledge of New York City building and zoning codes.
• Worked with New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to maintain historic buildings’ heritage.
• Coordinated with consultants to resolve different design and technical issues.
• Advised and collaborated with clients to achieve their objectives during project meetings.

May 2002 - Feb 2005
 

COOKFOX, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

• Worked on the residential renovation called The Atalanta Building in Manhattan.
• Coordinated with Project Architects and team members on design and Construction Documents using AutoCAD.
• Discussed with trade representatives to specify bathroom and kitchen fixtures.
• Resolved different design issues with other team members during team meetings.
• Designed marketing and presentation drawings using Photoshop and PageMaker for various projects.

Jul 2001 - May 2002
 

Education 

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 1996 - Jun 2001
 

Studio Art Center International, Florence, IT, Architecture

Exchange Student

Sep 1999 - Dec 1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills