GP has promoted Ye Sheng, Class 1 Registered Architect, to principal. Sheng is a senior project manager in the firm’s Shanghai office.
With 15 years of professional experience and the last 10 years at GP, Sheng has served in key roles on a number of large-scale office, hospitality and mixed-use projects throughout China, including several multibuilding complexes. Sheng is widely respected for his ability to balance design and technical sensibilities while leading teams from both the Chicago and Shanghai offices through a variety of project challenges and phases. His passion for collaboration and consensus building has been particularly valuable as the firm navigated the past few challenging years of remote working.
Sheng’s focus on client management and personal service has been invaluable from the onset, starting with his involvement on a five-building, 105,860-square-meter Shanghai office complex for developer Vanke. He has since helped expand the firm’s work and reputation across China with select projects that are now nearing completion, including the 150,000-square-meter Hangzhou Center mixed-use development, featuring a 240-key Four Seasons hotel, in the city of Hangzhou; the 320,000-square-meter China Horoy Qianhai Guanze Mixed-Use complex, including two office towers and a 298-key Conrad hotel, in Shenzhen; and the three-building, 172,000-square-meter Minsheng E-Commerce Towers office development, also in Shenzhen. Select works that are under construction include two 300-meter towers for CR Land, one in Changchun and the other in Wenzhou. Other work on the boards includes the two-tower, 144,060-square-meter Hongkong Land Xuhui office complex in Shanghai, as well as office and mixed-use projects in Sanya, Suzhou and Zhuhai.
Sheng received both his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Tongji University in Shanghai. He is a Class 1 Registered Architect in China.
In addition to Sheng, the following six professionals have been promoted across the firm:
To Associate Principal
- Philip Stott, AIA, LEED AP BD+C – Chicago
To Senior Associate
- Sky Xu, AIA, Class 1 Registered Architect, LEED AP – Chicago
- Yangmei Cai, AIA, LEED AP – Shanghai
- Ian Liu, AIA – Chicago
- Liuqingqing Yang – Shanghai
To Director, Shanghai Office Administration
- Lillian Zong – Shanghai