Kwan H Chan

Kwan H Chan

Boston, MA, US



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



U.S. Federal Government, Okinawa, JP, Architect

• Architect responsible for projects located at U.S. installations in Okinawa, Japan. My role includes project management, design coordination, and collaboration with various stakeholders.
• Lead a team of in-house engineers to set design review objectives and provide guidance on technical issues.
• Develop project brief that defines scope, objectives, and the U.S. Government requirements for design consultants to follow. This includes details for building types such as residential, transportation, and industrial facilities.
• Attend workshops with the Government of Japan, U.S. Government engineers, and design consultants to resolve technical issues and to ensure the project meets the UFC (Unified Facilities Criteria) requirements.
• Engage with different agencies within the U.S. Government to discuss specific project details related to security, maintenance, and other relevant considerations.
• Review and comment on design drawings by design consultants to ensure quality and brief requirements are met.
• Work independently with minimum supervision to proactively resolve issues. Update leadership periodically on project status.
• Present and prepare courses of action briefs on project scope, technical and construction issues at meetings.
• Collaborate with the Construction Manager to facilitate site inspections. Coordinate with contractors, U.S. Government engineers, and Government of Japan to address any construction related matters.

Sep 2021 - current

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Associate

• Project Manager for the facade re-design work that is 2,000 ft long for a casino in Macau.
• The facade work is part of an existing integrated casino resort renovation project with four hotel towers and three levels of associated supporting venues owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
• Manage the facade team of four architects from the design phase into construction administration.
• Prepare Construction Documents and specifications for the client to tender the project.
• Coordinate with overseas and local client representatives, consultants, and contractors on facade details, exterior lighting, and structural requirements.
• Monitor project schedule to ensure major milestones are achieved within the designated time frames.
• Prepare regular progress reports and updates for the client.
• Maintain meeting minutes, correspondence, and records of approvals and submissions.
• Involve in the statutory submission to successfully obtain the building department’s approval.

Mar 2018 - Feb 2020

Arquitectonica, Hong Kong, HK, Associate

• Lead and design various project types in Southeast Asia, Egypt, and India.
• Manage project teams with 3 to 20 members from Concept Design to project completion.
• Delegate tasks, set project objectives, and ensure effective collaboration among team members to produce design documents that meet client requirements and project schedule.
• Work closely with the Design Director and the Managing Director to develop designs for various projects.
• Present design, building program, and technical matters to clients in design meetings to obtain approval.
• Coordinate with overseas and local consultants to resolve design, technical, and statutory issues.
• Work with contractors and clients on-site to address design matters during construction.
• Monitor and review on and off-site mock-ups with the design team to verify design intent compliance.
• Review office personnel resources with the Managing Director to ensure projects are appropriately staffed.
• Address contractual and commercial matters related to projects with clients.
• Train and mentor interns and intermediate experience staff.

May 2006 - Mar 2017

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

• Design and manage a new 79,000 sqft, 6-story die-cast metal factory and a 24,200 sqft, 6-story dormitory.
• Lead an in-house architecture committee that includes the general manager, the head of the industrial
engineering department, and the head of the maintenance department.
• Analyze production layout of the existing factory to create a cohesive design that integrates with the new factory.
• Optimize the layout to improve efficiency, workflow, and productivity.
• Collaborate with the local consultants on various design and building code matters to obtain the building department’s approval.
• Work 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.
• Work closely with the Principal on developing designs to present to clients.
• Transform client requirements into creative and functional design solutions that meet their objectives.
• Liaise with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to maintain historic buildings’ appearance and obtain approval.
• Coordinate with structure and MEP consultants to resolve different design and technical issues.
• Develop construction documents and specifications that accurately convey the design intent and meet statutory requirements.
• Advise and collaborate with clients to achieve their objectives during project meetings.

May 2002 - Feb 2005

COOKFOX, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

• Work on the 123,000 sqft residential renovation called The Atalanta Building in Manhattan.
• Collaborate closely with Project Architects and team members to ensure smooth coordination during the production of Construction Documents.
• Discuss with trade representatives to specify bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Select appropriate fixtures that align with the project’s design and client requirements.
• Resolve different design issues with other team members as they arise during the course of the project in team meetings.
• Design marketing and presentation drawings using Photoshop and PageMaker for various projects.

Jul 2001 - May 2002


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

Sep 1996 - Jun 2001

Studio Art Center International, Florence, IT, Architecture

Exchange Student

Sep 1999 - Dec 1999

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