RUAN Hao Founding Principal
RUAN Hao, Founding Principal of LYCS Architecture, is a leading designer of China’s post-80’s generation. RUAN Hao received his Master degree of Architecture from Princeton University. He also holds Master and Bachelor degree of Architecture from Tsinghua University. He was the youngest visiting fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he later taught design studio with WANG Shu. Currently, RUAN Hao is also an Associate Professor at China Academy of Art School of Architecture. He was the very first architect and interior designer selected for ‘Forbes China 30-under-30’. He was the youngest to be awarded ‘China Architecture Association-Young Chinese Architect Award’. He was also awarded ‘IMAGE - 50 Under 50: Innovators of the 21st Century’, ‘2013 China Top 10 Interior Designers’, ‘Goldman Sachs Global Leaders’ and Asia Society Asia 21 Leaders.
ZHAN Yuan Partner
ZHAN Yuan received his Master degree in Architecture from Harvard University, Bachelor degree of Architecture from Tianjin University. He was tutored by Danish architect Biarke Ingels and Swiss architect Christian Kerez. Prior to joining LYCS, ZHAN Yuan had worked for prestigious firms such as Kengo Kuma Associated. Currently, he is one of the Partner in LYCS Architecture and an instructor in China Academy of Art School of Architecture. He has been leading a significant amount of important projects of LYCS Architecture, including the Tiantai No.2 Primary School. These projects received awards internationally, such as ‘Architizer - A+Awards Jury Winner’ and were exhibited in various international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale. He was also one of the youngest keynote speakers at various events in institutions such as Harvard University School of Design, Zhejiang University, Tianjin University. He was also invited to join the 2013 Harvard Asia Business Forum as the main speaker.
HE Yulou Partner
HE Yulou is one of the founding members of LYCS Architecture who has gained 10-year’s experience in the interior design field. Prior to joining LYCS, HE had worked in several listed firms such as Gold Mantis Architecture Interior Company and Zhejiang Yasha Decoration Co., Ltd. As a leader of the interior program in LYCS, he and his team have contributed to realizing many types of interior projects, covering residential, hospitality, restaurant and office spaces. Currently, he is the Senior Associate in LYCS Architecture. and he is in charge of many international projects in Singapore, HongKong and Mainland China.
His philosophy of interior design based on customer perception, demand and human orientation, brings him a high reputation in the field of interior design. He has been awarded ‘A+ Awards’, ‘AD100 Top architecture and design talents in China’, ‘Nest Awards’, ‘Suncoo Awards’ and other international and domestic awards.
CHEN Wenbin Partner
CHEN Wenbin is one of the earliest founding members of LYCS Architecture. He received his Bachelor degree in Architecture from China Academy of Art School. CHEN committed himself to Chinese traditional villages research and domestic architecture exploration, he was also concerned about urbanization and population aging problem in modern China. He has gained various experience in urban and architecture design during his professional practice. He has been engaged in more than thirty international and domestic programs, including urban design, architecture design, interior design and landscape design. He is one of the Partner in LYCS Architecture and one of the leaders of architecture program currently. And of he has won a series of important international competitions including‘the Corner of Hangzhou’.
LAI Zhenyu Partner
LAI Zhenyu received his Master degree in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano. Prior to joining LYCS, he worked at 3XN Architects in Denmark for several years. Currently, he is one of the Partner in LYCS Architecture and the leader of the digitalization team. He won several international design awards including Guangzhou Guangxin Riverside Tower competition, with his team. He is also the chief designer of CATable 1.0 and CATable 2.0.
He has accomplished many famous exhibition projects such as ‘Tracing the City’ section in 2013 Shanghai Design Exhibition and ‘China’s National Museum Bauhaus Gallery’. Besides, he has been invited to many international design exhibitions such as the Milan Design Week 2014 and 2015, Beijing Design Week 2014, and other architecture exhibition tour.
ZHANG Qiuyan Director of Interior Decoration and Technology
ZHANG Qiuyan, one of founding member of the interior design team, joined LYCS Architecture in 2013.She is responsible for the interior technology R&D application and FF&E design procurement services, with more than 10 years of experience in interior and FF&E design.She has led the team to complete multiple types of project design for residential, hotel, office, club and so on. Among them, Residence G Serviced Apartments won “the 2017 METROPOLITAN Magazine Best Serviced Apartment Awards”. At the same time, the interior design of Shanghai Baoye Center has become a benchmark for professional office space that is widely recognized by the market and professional fields.
Prior to joining LYCS Architecture, she worked in Greentown and completed the design of several real estate model houses, clubs and sales center projects. She has a deep understanding and research on professional design fields such as human settlements and user behavior psychology.
JI Han Associate Partner
JI Han has worked in a number of well-known overseas companies with nearly 10 years of experience in interior and space design. Joining LYCS Architecture in 2016, he specializes in architectural and indoor integrated design projects, covering hotels, clubs, businesses, retail, restaurants and more. His works, such as "the world's first blockchain club" 2100 Club, Mylines Hotel series and other projects, have been widely reported by international design media.
Today, LYCS Architecture has nearly 50 designers with the international background and solid local design experiences. The partners graduated from internationally renowned universities, such as Princeton University, Tsinghua University, Harvard University, Southern California University of Architecture, China Academy of Art, Milan Polytechnic University and so on. The team has more than 10 years of experience in international and domestic top design agencies.As an inter-disciplinary architectural studio, we have a diverse selection of design works includes architecture, interior design, urban design, soft furnishings and various other contemporary design practices.