Zheng (Jane) Chen, 39
AECOM Design, Shanghai, China
BLArch, Tongji University
MArch, University of Arizona
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.
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.
Her mother created one of China’s most influential blogs.