AIA, Managing Director
Larry Chien is a Managing Director with SOM’s San Francisco office. He has worked on complex projects in more than two dozen cities around the world. Chien joined the office as a designer in 1997 before transitioning into project management. As a project manager, he is responsible for the coordination and management of all professional disciplines involved in his projects. His approach is rooted in SOM’s core values of design excellence, innovation, and sustainability.
Chien has considerable experience managing numerous significant headquarters and civil landmarks. His most notable projects include: Phase III Development of China World Trade Center, which is Beijing’s tallest structure; Poly Corporation Headquarters and Lenovo Computer Raycom Park, both in Beijing; Agile Corporation Headquarters in Guangzhou; Fairmont Hotel in Nanjing; Huawei Technologies Corporate Campus in Shanghai; and Shui On’s Knowledge and Innovation Community in Shanghai.
Chien has been instrumental in the firm’s business expansion to markets in China and Southeast Asia, developing strong relationships with a diverse clientele. His effective leadership and management practices transcend geographical and cultural boundaries.