SOM welcomes Peter Duncan to its Shanghai-based team as China Practice Leader. With more than 28 years of experience and an extensive portfolio of projects realized throughout China, Duncan will play a key role in driving SOM’s business in the country, and continuing its commitments to sustainability, design excellence, and client collaboration. Duncan will lead SOM’s Shanghai office while driving the firm’s strategic growth in China.
Duncan will work closely with SOM’s global leadership team to build on the firm’s 40-year history in China, which includes Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai—China’s first skyscraper—the United States Embassy in Beijing, and the ongoing urban design of the ‘boot area’ of the Xiong’An New Area, China’s model for the future of sustainable urban living.
Prior to joining SOM, Duncan served as Chairman, Board Director, and China Managing Director of HASSELL. Duncan has lectured regularly at universities throughout Asia, and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects. He holds degrees from the International Real Estate Business School in Frankfurt, Germany, Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.