Kwan H Chan

Kwan H Chan

Boston, MA, US



  • Registered Architect in New York
  • 19 years of experience
  • Experience in large mixed-use, luxury residential, tall towers, master planning, and commercial 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



United States Marine Corps, Okinawa, JP, Project Manager

• Manage projects under the Marine Corps installations consolidation program in Okinawa, Japan.
• The consolidation program facilitates land return from the Marine Corps back to the Government of Japan.
• Coordinate with the Government of Japan’s representatives and Japanese design consultants on project requirements from the United States Government, the Marine Corps and requirements that are specific to the project.
• Prepare a design brief based on discussions with the building end-user to distribute to the Government of Japan and Japanese design consultants.
• Provide design sketches to help explain the project’s requirements and criteria.
• Meet with the Army Corps of Engineers, GoJ’s representatives and the Japanese design consultants in design workshop and coordination meetings to resolve technical and design issues.
• Support Construction Manager in coordination with contractors, GoJ’s representatives, and the Army Corps of Engineers.
• Coordinate building handover to the end-user when construction is complete.

Sep 2021 - current

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Associate

• Project Manager for the facade re-design work that is 2,000 ft 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.
• Manage the facade team of four from the design phase into construction administration.
• Prepare Construction Documents, including specifications for the client to tender the project.
• Interact and coordinate with overseas and local client representatives, consultants, and contractors on items such as facade details, exterior lighting, and structure.
• Monitor project schedule to ensure major milestones are achieved.
• Involve in the statutory submission process and successfully obtained government approval.

Mar 2018 - Feb 2020

Arquitectonica, Hong Kong, HK, Associate

• Lead and design various project types in different countries that include Hong Kong, China, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, Egypt, and India.
• Manage project teams ranging from 3 to 20 members from Concept Design to completion to produce design documents that meet the client’s schedule and requirements.
• Work closely with Design Director and Managing Director to develop designs for projects.
• Present design, building program, and technical matters to clients in design meetings to obtain approval.
• Coordinate with international and local design consultants to resolve various design, technical, and statutory issues.
• Work with contractors and clients on-site to address design matters as they arise during construction.
• Monitor and review on and off-site mock-ups with the design team.
• 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 experienced 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, head of industrial engineering department, and head of maintenance department.
• Analyze production layout of the existing factory to create a cohesive design that integrates with the new factory.
• Collaborate with the local design consultant on various design and building code matters to obtain government 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.
• Knowledge of New York City building and zoning codes.
• Work with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to maintain historic buildings’ heritage and to obtain approval.
• Coordinate with consultants to resolve different design and technical issues.
• 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.
• Coordinate with Project Architects and team members on design and Construction Documents using AutoCAD.
• Discuss with trade representatives to specify bathroom and kitchen fixtures.
• Resolve different design issues with other team members during 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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