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Founder, Design Principal

Co-founder and design principal, Arthur has cultivated a wholly singular approach to design that is derived from the narrative process of story-telling. Beginning with client aspirations, the process delves into the broader context of a project in search of important themes and motifs that will resonate with the people who ultimately experience the finished design.

Through research and consultation with design counterparts all around the world, Arthur examines everything from geography, climate and sustainability to local infrastructure, architectural heritage and cultural tradition. The result is projects which look and feel authentically rooted in their locations. Arthur’s expertise extends also to the conception of branded environments that reinforce a strong, seamless image for clients with global reach. This can be seen in his signature projects for Fortune 100 companies that include The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft, Ferrari and Dentsu.

Prior to founding 5+design, Arthur was a design principal at The Jerde Partnership. He attended San Antonio College and the University of Texas at San Antonio. His rich history and understanding of the built environment has led to the creation of several high-profile projects across the world.

Associate Principal

Chris joined 5+design in 2006 bringing expertise in large, mixed-use and luxury waterfront projects to the team. He also has extensive experience in master planning and retail, office, entertainment and institutional architecture.

While developing a project and guiding his design teams, he strives to always provide highly creative design solutions. Whether working in Asia, the Middle East or elsewhere around the globe, he looks to the site and context for his inspiration. He believes in blending architecture with the local landscape to create environments that look appropriate, draw people together, and provide unique experiences.

A Los Angeles native, Chris received a bachelor in architecture from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Before joining 5+design in 2006, he worked at Johnson Fain, Gensler, MCG Architecture, Westfield Corporation and The Jerde Partnership.

Abbie Chung
Senior Associate
 
Alice Y. Leung
Senior Associate
 
Chihlung Shih, RA
Senior Associate
 
Erik Belknap, LEED AP
Senior Associate
 
Sait Onur Edeş
Senior Associate
 
Anadelia Robles, LEED AP
Associate
 
Changsuk Lim, AIA, LEED AP
Associate
 
Dionicio Valdez
Associate
 
Irfan Shaikh
Associate
 
Jesse Madrid
Associate
 
Melissa Hsu, LEED AP
Associate
 
Sareen Proudian, LEED AP
Associate
 
Scott Towar, LEED AP
Associate
 
Shanon Binger, LEED AP
Associate
 
Terry Chen
Associate
 

Sue Yingzi, China regional director of the Shenzhen office, is responsible for supervising client relations, coordinating design consultants and assisting in business development. An accomplished architect and manager, and one of 5+design’s chief representatives in Asia, Sue handles immediate problem solving in China by communicating with the design team in Hollywood to ensure that projects move forward in a timely and decisive manner. Sue is experienced in working on projects as diverse as shopping centers and schools and is also knowledgeable about American and Chinese design methods and building codes. This allows her to provide strong leadership for the studio’s multinational, multicultural design teams.

Born in China’s Hunan Province, Sue received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Shenzhen University, then moved to the United States in 2000. After receiving a master’s degree in architecture from the University of California at Los Angeles, she worked at Altoon Porter Architects and HOK before joining 5+design in 2009. Sue is a designer who is LEED accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council. She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

Hua Sun
China Regional Senior Manager
 
Linda Reilly
Business Development Director
 
Florrie Tang
Business Development Manager, China
 
Mila Salahuddin
Communications Manager
 
Calvin Lim
Senior Project Designer
 
Drone Iyangar, LEED AP
Senior Project Designer
 
Frank X. Medrano
Senior Project Designer
 
Abeer Manneh, LEED AP, WELL AP, PQP
Project Designer
 
Adnan Ihsan, LEED Green Assoc.
Project Designer
 
Nabil Ameziane
Project Architect
 
Boris Elek
Senior Designer
 
Jiaqi Xie
Senior Designer
 
Jiahao Lu
Senior Designer
 
Joel Pringle
Senior Designer
 
Sara Al Harbali
Senior Designer
 
Sebastian Claypole
Senior Designer
 
Shady Soliman
Senior Designer
 
Sicong E, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Designer
 
Alejandro Rodriguez-Garcia
Designer
 
Andres Lemus
Designer
 
Calvin Huang
Designer
 
Cecilia Jin, LEED BD+C
Designer
 
Chapman Yu
Designer
 
Christiana Ttofa
Designer
 
Faye Wang
Architectural Designer
 
Harold Ornelas
Designer
 
James Choe
Designer
 
James Merriman
Designer
 
Jeanette Chong
Designer
 
Johnny Zeng
Designer
 
Mana Fana
Designer
 
Matthew Azpilicueta
Designer
 
Ou Liu
Designer
 
Ramon E. Hernandez
Designer
 
Ricardo Lledó
Designer
 
Saba S. Salekfard
Designer
 
Shen Gao
Designer
 
Sizheng Chen
Designer
 
Vicky Duan
Architectural Designer
 
Wansu Zhang
Designer
 
Xiaofeng (Tiger) Mei
Designer
 
Daniel C. Gray
Visualization Artist
 
Lilliana Castro
Graphic Designer
 
Manish Sharma
Senior Visualization Artist
 
Charles Black
Print Facilities Manager
 
Jane Zhao Jia
Office Manager
 
Karen Brocato
Accounting
 
Lorraine Polanski
Resource Librarian
 
Massiel Patino
Human Resources Director
 
Michelle Peyton
Director of Operations
 
Nichelle Sumugat
Office Manager
 
Rommel Regalado, UAP
IT Director
 
Tina Washington
Executive Assistant
 
Weijun Chen
Account Manager