Kan Chan 陳正芹

Kan is a RIBA Chartered member and founder of Aravia, he is currently leading our team as Design Director.


Kan Chan · Design Director

Chan Ching Kan


BAAS (1st hon)

Ever since founding Aravia Design in 2015, Kan Chan (陳正芹)assumed the role of Design Director and led a team of specialists to complete over 30 projects worldwide. Kan is currently a chartered member of RIBA, and a HKIA associate member. He is one of very few architects in Asia that has been nominated at the WAF and won the prestigious WAFX Award (2019)

Apart from professional practice, Kan Chan has taught architecture design at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The City University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on architecture as an agency in the making of public realm, and his thesis in 2013 had been nominated for the RIBA President’s Medal. You may have heard of Kan Chan from fields outside of architecture as he is an active participant in public services. He is the current president of Lions Club of Braemer Hill Hong Kong and a professional advisor for CRCC.

陳正芹 · 設計總監



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