Chris Razzell

Chris Razzell
Director
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Registered Landscape Architect, AILA
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, RMIT

With over 30 years’ experience leading in the business of design, Chris currently holds the position of board chair of ASPECT Studios which was founded by him in 1993. Since its formation, Chris has maintained the direction and strategic growth of ASPECT Studios and has overseen the successful expansion of ASPECT Studios from a Melbourne based design practice, to a globally competitive design practice comprising of over 200 designers, architects and specialists across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Driven by a commitment to deliver the highest quality outcomes across the breadth of landscape architecture and urban design, Chris’ passion lies in enabling people to achieve their maximum potential. Chris’ reputation for creativity and innovation is equalled by his rigorous discipline and focus on delivery. These skills are applied to all areas of the practice; from business development to people leadership and management, as well as the financial, logistical and strategic issues of design.

Chris’ business acumen is founded on the principle of promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing between an international network of experts, whilst encouraging individuality and specialised skill sets specific to each location. Each of the studios has evolved implementing this philosophy; reflected in the emergence of ASPECT Studios’ ‘One Studio’ approach which guides the purpose of the practice.

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

Professional Achievements / Panel and Board Positions

  • Shanghai Urban Design Forum Panelist, 2012
  • China Sustainable Design Forum Guest Speaker, 2008 & 2009
  • Academic Advisory Council, RMIT 2005 to 2007
  • AILA VIC Member, Current

Master Plans and Design

  • Changsha Sany Industrial City, 2011
  • Wuhan OCT, Block H Ecological Park, 2011
  • Xian International Village and Golf Club, 2010
  • Tianjin Eco City Vanke Park, 2010
  • Shanghai Nanyuan Park, 2009
  • Shanghai Gucun Park Phase 2, 2009
  • Kunming Chonggoing Park Master Plan, 2009
  • Zhengzhou Dragon Lake Infrastructure and
    Open Space Master Plan, 2009
  • Chongqing Longzhouwan Park, 2009
  • Hebi Qi River City Park, 2009
  • Qingdao New CBD, 2008

Commercial and Mixed Use

  • Chongqing Penghui CBD for Penghui Group, 2012
  • Shanghai Hongqiao Hub for Longfor, 2012
  • Guangzhou Chaunghong Mall for Chuanghong Group, 2012
  • Wuxi Glamour Street for Vanke, 2011
  • Nanjing Fortune Centre for Nanjing Yatong Group, 2010 – 2012
  • Zhengzhou Fast Train Mixed Use Development for
    Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Jinan Puli Centre for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Shanghai Gucun Mall Phase 1 & 2 for Greenland, 2009 – 2012
  • Shanghai Jisheng Wellborne Furniture Mall Stage 2, 2008 – 2011
  • Guangzhou West Tower for Yuexiu Group, 2007 – 2011

Hospitality

  • Changzhou Hilton Hotel, 2012
  • Guangzhou Four Seasons Hotel, 2011 – 2012
  • Zhengzhou Cube, 2011 – 2012
  • Shenyang, Qipan Shan State Guest Facilities &
    Convention Centre, 2010 – 2012
  • Shenyang J.W. Marriot, 2010 – 2012
  • Yangzhou Sheraton Four Points, 2010 – 2012

Residential Developments

  • Chengdu, Dongcun Development for Greenland, 2012
  • Shenyang Qipan Shan for Greenland, 2011 – 2012
  • Tianjin Eco City for Vanke, 2010 – 2012
  • Shanghai Zhuopo for HWPG, 2008 to 2012
  • Dalian Greenland Centre, for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Jinan International Garden for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Wuhan Financial City for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Chengdu Century City for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Tianjin Wonderland for Vanke, 2010
  • Chengdu International Garden for Greenland 2009
  • Seoul Gimpo Gochon Hillstate High Rise Residential Development
    for Hyundai Engineering and Construction, 2008
  • Seoul Bampo Miju High Rise Residential Development for
    Hyundai Engineering and Construction, 2007
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