Jack Qian

Jack Qian
Studio Director
SHANGHAI
Bachelor of Design – University of New South Wales – College of Fine Arts

Jack is Studio Director at ASPECT Studios where he leads the practice with fellow Studio Director Stephen Buckle in Shanghai. He was raised in Sydney, Australia and now resides in his birth city of Shanghai. Jack is an accomplished multi-disciplinary designer and Australian Registered Landscape Architect, collaborating across urban design, art, and digital media.

Jack’s led internationally acclaimed practices in Australia and China, delivering a diverse range of award-winning projects around the world.

Jack believes in distilling complexities down to simple, engaging, and meaningful solutions, and his work is underpinned by a collaborative, tailored approach, focusing on the sensibility of the human experience and positive environmental impacts.

Beyond design, Jack is passionate about sustaining healthy studios with effective practices, processes, and culture to support staff, clients, and the delivery and implementation of successful legacies for the world’s collective habitats.

Drawing on his strengths across both design and business, Jack has a proven track record of leading successful international practices in delivering design excellence at the industry’s highest level.

His portfolio covers multiple outcomes for explorative concepts and built works spanning large scale master planning, public realm, cultural / civic, infrastructure, commercial, mixed-use and residential projects.

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

Public Realm and Urban Design

  • Sanjianghui Urban Design Competition, Hangzhou, 2020
  • Xichong New District International Competition, Shenzhen
  • Xi’an Xixian New District Linear Park, 2021
  • Jing River Ecological Corridor, Xi’an, China
  • Academician Valley Competition, Xian, China, 2020
  • Loop – Yuyuan Lanes, Shanghai, China
  • Xiangmihu Urban Design Competition, Shenzhen, China
  • Hangzhou Waterfront Park, Hangzhou, China
  • Lingang Bird Airport, Binhai Tianjin, China
  • Qianhai Guiwan Park, Shenzhen, China
  • Lujiazui Waterfront Park, Pudong District, Shanghai China
  • Mildura Riverfront Masterplan, NSW, Australia
  • Manly Masterplan, Sydney, Australia
  • Green Square Drying Green Park, Zetland NSW, Australia
  • Parramatta Riverfront, Sydney, Australia
  • Little Manly Reserve, Manly NSW, Australia
  • Cathedral Park, Newcastle NSW, Australia
  • Lizard Log, NSW, Australia
  • Callan Park Master Plan, Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Ballast Point Park, Sydney, Australia
  • Green Square Public Domain, Sydney, Australia

Mixed Use and Commercial

  • Midea Campus HQ, Shanghai, China, 2020
  • YUHU Eastwood, Ryde NSW, Australia
  • Emblem Apartments, Waterloo Sydney, Australia
  • Spring Cove, Manly, Sydney, Australia
  • Eastwood Town Centre, Sydney, Australia
  • Little Bay Development, Sydney, Australia
  • Akoya Park, Dubai
  • Alibaba, Hangzhou, China, 2014-2015

Parks and Recreation

  • Poly Sports & Recreation Center, Zhuhai, China, 2020
  • Danaoke Mountain Park, Longhua, Shenzhen, China
  • Kunshan Eco Village, Shanghai, China 2021
  • Suzhou Bay Resort Competition, 2020
  • Left Village Quarry Park, Guangzhou, China, 2020
  • Taiping Quarry Park, Guangzhou, China, 2020
  • Tetrominoes Art Installation, Shanghai, China 2019
  • Acacia Remembrance Sanctuary, Bringelly, Western Sydney NSW, Australia

Cultural and Civic Institutions

  • Gold Coast Competition, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia
  • The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney NSW, Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

 

NOTE – all projects undertaken prior to joining ASPECT Studios

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