Edward Chao

Studio Director, Principal

Edward is an architect with more than 21 years of experience in both the United States and Asia. He has worked extensively on mixed-use, retail and corporate projects of all sizes. Since joining Gensler as Lifestyle Sector Studio Director in 2013, Edward has developed Gensler's Lifestyle Sector and Mixed Use Practice Area throughout Asia. From initial concept design to construction administration, he provides a holistic approach and cohesive execution to projects. Edward earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce.


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