Jie believes good architecture provides unique experience that people can relate. This requires one to dive deep into the building’s context, client’s culture, business drivers and goals. A good design is an inclusive process that connects people with the physical environment in a meaningful and sustainable way.
As hlw’s architecture design director, Jie has extensive design expertise in multi-family residential, hospitality, commercial, adaptive reuse, mixed-use and master planning projects, both in the United States and internationally. A true believer and practitioner of collaboration, he has lead design of many high-profile projects from concept to project completion.
Mr. Zhu earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and Master of Architecture degree from Ohio State University as well as Master of Design Studies with focus on urbanization and Housing from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is a licensed architect in NY and LEED Accredited Professional.