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Larry Chien is a Managing Director with SOM’s San Francisco office. He is one of the firm’s key links to China and has established strong relationships with clients, design institutes, and consultants across the country. His knowledge of China’s design and building industry helps expedite every facet of a project. As a project manager, Larry is responsible for coordination and management of all professional disciplines involved in his individual projects. In addition to China, Chien is also involved with the firm’s work in the Pacific and Southeast Asia region, including countries such as South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Larry has been a key team member for several of the firm’s signature planning projects, including the award-winning Shanghai Waterfront Redevelopment Master Plan, Tuen Mun Master Plan in Hong Kong, and Lenovo’s Computer’s Science Park in Beijing. For architectural services, Larry has considerable experience managing numerous significant headquarters and civil landmarks. His most notable projects include the Phase III development of China World Trade Center in Beijing, Poly International Plaza in Beijing, COFCO Andingmen, Poly Real Estate Headquarters in Guangzhou, Agile Corporation Headquarters in Guangzhou, Nanjing Jinao Fairmont Hotel Tower, and Huawei Technologies Corporate Campus in Shanghai.