Hello, we are Aravia

a dedicated team of design professionals with multi-disciplinary background – 

we are urbanists, architects, spatial designers and storytellers with multi-cultural background.

Our Service

Development Potential
Design Consultation

marketing forecast and commercial analysis 

Master Planning
Commercial Design

construction, operation and management advice

Spatial Design
Brand Building

construction management operation improvement

Design through Adaptation

Each projects belong to a particular situations – geographical, economical, social, cultural and political. We innovate by digging into the foundation of each situations and adapt to new circumstances – this continuation of constant adaptation is the source of every new innovation – learning and innovating by adaptation.

Forecast Analysis for Innovation


CONSUMER behaviour


AI impact



Worldwide Recognition

International Design Awards including Germany, UK, US, France and Hong Kong

Excellent Architecture

German Design Award
Excellent Architecture –
Interior Architecture

Gold Winner

International Design Award
Professional Interior Design
Interior Lighting


World Architecture Festival
Finalist – Office Category


World Architecture Festival
WAFX Award

Excellent in Retail Design

HKDA Global Award
International Commercial Design – Retail

International publications

Our work was published in Architectural Review, Archidaily, World Architecture News and many more.

Architecture Review

MIPIM Awards

Venice Biennale


South-South Forum

May 2020 issue
Luxembourg Skypark

Future Project Awards 2018 
Presented in Cannes

2016, 2018, 2021
ECC, Venice

2013 President’s Medals
Published on RIBA

Workshops on 
Architecture and Urbanism

Our Story & Founder

Aravia explored the impact of architecture on public realm through spatial design and masterplanning. Since the setup in late 2015, Aravia has designed and executed over 30 projects of various scales. In 2017, Aravia secured a transit-oriented development of over 2-million sq.m in China in a competition against AREP and Valode & Pistre Architectes. In 2018, Aravia was invited to join a competition in Luxembourg along with BIG, Snohetta and others.

Kan Chan is the Founder and Design Director of Aravia Design. Kan is a chartered member of RIBA, and HKIA associate member. Kan has received his education from the University of Hong Kong (First Class honour), University College London and Chinese University of Hong Kong (Best Studio award). His master thesis was nominated for RIBA president awards. Kan has exhibited in several consecutive years in Venice Biennale.

Prior to the setup of Aravia, Kan worked in Aedas and Oval Partnership. After gaining experience in Europe and China, he was appointed Project and Design Director by a private equity to develop projects in East Africa region. During the appointment, Kan was responsible for all design and construction works, and partnered with global operation and management consultants including EY, T&T, Marriott, Starwood Hotel Group and Wyndham Hotel Group. Kan was also the consultant for business development and marketing strategy. Over years, Kan has been involved in over 20 mixed use development projects worldwide.

Since the setup of Aravia in 2015, Kan has led the team to design and execute over 30 projects, including transit-orientated developments, masterplanning and interior architecture. In 2019, along with Herzog & de Meuron, Grimshaw Archtiects, Studio Gang etc., Aravia was shortlisted in World Architecture Festival (WAF) and won WAFX award.

Kan was awarded the Youth Leader in Greater Bay Area by JCI and Associate Fellowship for Social Enterprise Research Academy Kan was invited as the founding member and executive committee for GBA Economic and Trade Association. He has taught in CUHK, CityU in HK and Makerere University in Uganda. Kan is a consultant for transit-oriented development and commercial development for CRCC.

Chan Ching Kan


BAAS (1st hon)