KAN CHAN

RIBA FSERA MArch BAAS (1st Hon)

Founder /Director

 

Kan is a chartered member of RIBA and the founder of Aravia Design Limited, he has almost 10 years of professional experience leading international design teams in Asia, UK and Africa.

 

Prior to the setup of Aravia, Kan was a project director of an in house design company focusing in East Africa region in which Kan was responsible for all design and construction works for the developer and acted as the consultant for business development and marketing strategy.

 

Kan has designed and executed more than 20 projects in the region. He has received his education from the University of Hong Kong (First class honor), University College London and Chinese University of Hong Kong (best studio award).

 

Over years, Kan has designed over 10 mixed use development projects in China, including Hangzhou, Chengdu, Xian, Guiyang, Haining, Hefei, Wuhan, Wuhu, Changsha, and Lijiang. Projects designed and executed by Kan has scattered in China, Hong Kong, Africa and the UK.

 

Kan's works had been exhibited and published by ACAU and ARCASIA in the Asian Region, UCL in the UK, HKU and HKIA in Hong Kong and many others. His master thesis was nominated for RIBA president awards. Kan was also the chef designer for exhibitions in 2009 and 2012 HKSZ biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in both cities. In 2016 & 2018, Kan was invited to participate in the Venice Biennale for Architecture Exhibition.

 

Since graduation, Kan has been actively involved in teaching in HK, China and Africa. Kan has taught in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and Makerere University in Uganda.


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China Building Decoration Association - 10 Most Influential Interior Designer

China Building Decoration Association - Most Creative Design Company

China Building Decoration Association - China's Young Expert in Design

Venice Biennale - TIME SPACE EXISTENCE

China Building Decoration Association - China's 10 Emerging Interior Designer

China Building Decoration Association - Interior Category Silver Award

Venice Biennale - TIME SPACE EXISTENCE

Feature in various newspapers in Uganda and Rwanda

Feature in H Magazine, Inzozi etc, Rwanda

Feature in Rwanda Day Atlanta, US

Individual Exhibitor for HKIA Artistree Exhibition

Chief Designer for Studio-X, UABB SZ

President Award, RIBA

Architecture Asia, ARCASIA, Issue 4 2011

Bartlett Catalogue

Asian Coalition for Architecture and Urbanism (ACAU)


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