AIA, Managing Partner
Xuan Fu is a managing partner with SOM's Chicago office. In 1994, Fu started her SOM career as a technical coordinator before assuming the position of a project manager in 2004. As an expert in the Asian market, she has worked on a range of international projects including master plans, commercial buildings, mixed-use developments, retail, hospitality, and convention and exhibition center projects. Fu has broad experience in design, technology, and management, with a particular focus on projects that have complex programmatic and technological requirements.
Fu promotes SOM’s highly regarded reputation of sustainable design in architecture and planning. She believes that architects have a social, environmental, and economic responsibility to sustainable design. Focusing on these responsibilities allows her to pursue design opportunities available to the designer, developer, and client, which increase the value of a project.
As a managing partner, Fu directs the architects and engineers to interpret the program, vision, and goals that the client sets forth. Fu strives to reconcile a balance between the client’s goals for a project with the coordinated design excellence of SOM’s multidisciplinary teams to realize project solutions that are appropriate to local culture.
Fu’s portfolio consists of a wide variety of projects including Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, Canary Wharf in London, Plot 16 in Moscow, Samsung Tower Palace III in Seoul, Chemsunny Plaza in Beijing, Guangzhou Pazhou Village Redevelopment Parcel 4 Project in Guangzhou, and the Zhongshan International Convention and Exhibition Center.