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Edward Chao

Studio Director, Principal

An architect with more than 25 years of experience in both United States and Asia, Edward has worked extensively on diverse range of projects of all sizes, including retail, retail centers, mixed use, commercial towers, and corporate interiors. His diverse expertise makes him a great mentor for growing designers across multiple practices. He truly understands the value of project delivery and the complexity and individualized approach the different project typologies require. His open personality and passion for delivering quality design position him as a trusted advisor to clients as well as an invaluable mentor to the Gensler design community. 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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