Zheng (Jane) Chen, 39

August 11, 2010

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Zheng (Jane) Chen, 39



Associate principal

AECOM Design, Shanghai, China

EDUCATION

BLArch, Tongji University

MArch, University of Arizona

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

AIA

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Honed skills at DMJM’s Phoenix office for six years; moved to firm’s Los Angeles office to serve as point person on Beijing, China’s CCTV Headquarters (designed by Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture). Relocated to OMA’s office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; provided design and technical assistance for cores on the 4.8-million-sf CCTV high-rise.

Opened and leads AECOM’s Shanghai office; manages 10-person studio. Recent acquisition will bump staff to 70.

RECENT PROJECTS

GE headquarters, Shanghai (PM, lead local architect).

Zhenjiang City Walk, Zhenjiang City, China (PM, design principal).

Beijing International Copyright Center, Shanghai (PM).

OFF THE CLOCK

Supporting a student who moved from the countryside to Shanghai to pursue higher education; helping smooth the transition from rural to urban life.

SECRET LIFE

Her mother created one of China’s most influential blogs.