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A Director at KPF, Yong Ding has worked on numerous projects across China since joining the firm in 2009. His project experience spans typologies, including corporate headquarters, state-of-the-art offices, mixed-use developments and high-end hospitality projects.
Yong’s architectural design experience in China is vast. Some of his mixed-use projects include Taipingqiao Corporate Avenue II and the Oriental Financial Centre, both in Shanghai and completed in 2015. He was also involved in Shanghai DreamCenter, which is an integrated cultural, lifestyle and creative office complex that includes performing arts and media spaces, theaters and world-class entertainment and retail.

Yong has also worked on several office projects. He has been involved in SOHO Gubei in Shanghai, which includes a 38-story tower with a natural and lush landscape integrated throughout the project. He also worked on the design of China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen, a 400-meter tower strategically positioned to overlook Shenzhen Bay.
In Hangzhou, Yong worked on the Park Hyatt, a mixed-use and hospitality development near the city’s cosmopolitan central business district, and the Greentown Baida, a signature landmark building that is an extension of its growing neighborhood and responds globally to the spirit of the city.
Prior to joining KPF, from 1997 to 2003, Ding Yong was involved in a multitude of projects while at the Tongji University Department of Architecture and the University’s design institute. From 2003 to 2005 he was design director at Shanghai Huamao Architecture and Construction Co., Ltd. where he collaborated with KPF on the AZIA Center, a 160 meter, 90,000 square meter GFA A-grade office project, in which he oversaw interior construction, design development, and site management. These experiences were the impetus to pursue and receive his first class architect credentials in 2005.
From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Ding served in the Vice General Manager position for Yaoda Real Estate Development, Co., Ltd. While at this firm he headed all construction and hand over work involved in the 150 meter 70,000 square meter GFA Baokuang International Plaza project. Likewise, he also handled the whole development process in the 220 meter 200,000 meter GFA Grade-A office and Intercontinental Hotel project in which he oversaw the whole design process from competition, design development, to construction documents, overseeing as well the project’s tender, construction coordination, and site management. Both of these projects have been physically competed and delivered.