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. 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, Lenovo Computer InfoTech Park, and COFCO Landmark Plaza, all 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, developing strong relationships with a diverse clientele. His effective leadership and management practices transcend geographical and cultural boundaries.