ASPECT Studios appoints a new Studio Director for Shanghai studio

ASPECT Studios is delighted to announce the appointment of Jack Qian, who will be joining Stephen Buckle as a Studio Director of our Chinese operations in Shanghai.

Jack Qian
Jack Qian (R) and Stephen Buckle (L) – Shanghai Studio Directors

Jack joins ASPECT Studios with extensive experience across urban design and landscape architecture, which compliments Stephen and the existing team incredibly well. He has a proven track record of leading internationally acclaimed practices in Australia and China during his time as a Director at McGregor Coxall and as Founder and Director of Gossamer, where he delivered a diverse range of projects across Australia and China.

“This leadership appointment underscores ASPECT Studios focus on driving the long-term growth and sustainability of the practice and highlights our commitment to clients, the country and community, and growth in the region that is centred on a deep understanding of local culture and client needs” Ivan Ross, CEO of ASPECT Studios commented.

Jack has over 15 years of industry experience and brings additional complementary sector knowledge to the table, further strengthening the practice’s experience across Asia. His work covers a broad range of outcomes, from concepts to built works that span large scale master planning, public realm, cultural, civic, infrastructure, commercial, mixed-use, and residential projects.

Jack Qian

Jack’s portfolio is underpinned by a collaborative, tailored approach, focusing on the awareness of the human experience and achieving positive environmental impacts. He is passionate about sustaining healthy studios with effective practices, processes, and culture to support his team, clients, and the delivery of successful legacies for the world’s habitats.

“Having worked predominantly in Australia and China, I am excited to join ASPECT Studios, Shanghai, to lead design and operations with fellow Studio Director, Stephen Buckle. As an emerging industry leader in landscape architecture and urban design, China is rapidly advancing and shifting towards high quality, environmental, and people-driven outcomes across all project sectors and scales.”

Jack Qian, Studio Director, ASPECT Studios, Shanghai.

Partnering with Shanghai Studio Director Stephen Buckle will increase our ability to service our existing clients and bring new capabilities to the region. Together, the pair will lead the China operations and build upon the strong history of success that ASPECT Studios has had in the region over the last 14 years, delivering projects such as the Urban Gallery at Hyperlane Chengdu, Gemdale One City Development, Wuhan and Guangzhou West Tower.

Jack Qian

“As a design led practice, Jack’s extensive skills and experience in award-winning large-scale landscape master planning and strategic thinking will create a perfect balance with the studios human scale, social and bold urban portfolio” said Stephen Buckle, Studio Director, ASPECT Studios, Shanghai.

ASPECT Studios is thrilled to welcome Jack Qian to the team and looks forward to broadening what is already a strong skill set and a diverse global portfolio of projects that deliver great outcomes for our clients, enhance the life of users, strengthen the community, and protect the environment.

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