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Presentation to: National China Garden Foundation National China Garden Project Wednesday , August 8, 2012/ 2:00 P.M . INTRODUCTION – SWANKE HAYDEN CONNELL ARCHITECTS.

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  • Presentation to:

  • National China Garden Foundation

  • National China Garden Project

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2012/ 2:00 P.M.


  • Services: Washington, DC presence for more than 50 years will provide A/E team management, architectural design, interior design, graphic design

  • First DC Office commission, Architect of the Capitol, led to one of firm’s most notable commissions – Lead Architect for restoration of Statue of Liberty

  • High-degree of familiarity with DC regulatory environment – DCRA, CFA, etc.

  • Office in presence in Shanghai, working with Chinese developers and Local Design Institutes on new and adaptive reuse projects

  • More than 25 years of design experience for international clients, with projects spanning the globe

  • Design Excellence evidenced by 115 awards across all sectors over the past 25 years

Statue of Liberty Restoration

US Capitol Under Construction


  • Graphic Design Services

  • Provided by design Affiliate Design360

  • Capabilities include:

  • Building identification

  • Wayfinding

  • Communications graphics

  • Collaboration with International Design Firms

  • To-date 17 international firms including:

  • Three commissions with Pelli, Clarke, Pelli,

  • Three commissions with Kohn Pedersen Fox

  • Two commissions in Shanghai, China (new construction office and hotel and adaptive reuse residential

Graphic Design Services for

Nassau County Public Safety Center and L’Oreal

Merrill Lynch Financial Center Courtyard


  • SHCA Key Personnel

  • Louis Krupnick, Senior Project Manager

  • 14 major park projects

  • Washington, DC area cultural/institutional experience includes Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Library of Congress

  • Shanghai Office Personnel: Henrik Wings, Chief Designer, and Jessie Huang, Translation and Management Liaison

  • Chinese-Speaking Senior Staff

  • How Zan, Project Architect

  • Ping Chen, PE, LEED AP, Mechanical Engineer (Weigand Associates)

  • Peng Gu, PLA, LEED AP, Landscape Architect (Mahan Rykiel Associates)

Courtyard for new Jinqiao T14-1 Residential Complex

Garden at St. Olave’s House


  • Services: Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical/Lighting, MEP LEED Services

  • Providing premier MEP sustainable designs for 20 years in the Dc Metro Area

  • Experts with innovative solutions - integrating new MEP in historic building fabric

  • Experienced with working on projects of a national stature, park facilities, and high traffic public spaces:

  • Smithsonian Institute, Asia Trail II Elephant House and Habitat at the National Zoo, DC

  • DC War Memorial Restoration, National Park Service, Washington, DC

  • Theodore Roosevelt Island Fountain Renovation, National Park Services, Washington, DC

  • Renovation of the Memorial Reception Building at The Arlington National Cemetery, VA

Theodore Roosevelt Island Fountain

Arlington National Cemetery


  • Services: Providing civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, urban design, and development consulting services since 1986

  • Substantial experience on projects with complex infrastructure

  • Experienced working with Chinese Government – provided civil engineering, surveying and permitting coordination services for Chinese Embassy Chancery and Staff Residence

  • High profile Washington, DC project experience:

  • The National Mall

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • National Zoo – Asia Trail Phase II Elephant Trails

National Zoological Park –

Asia Trail Phase II, Elephant Trails

Korean War Veterans Memorial


  • Services: 29-year-old, award-winning landscape architecture, urban design and planning practice with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Hong Kong

  • Working in China for 10 years on more than 25 projects with three native, Mandarin-speaking landscape architects on staff

  • Completed a five-year on call landscape architectural contract with US National Arboretum constructing two projects – the Flowering Tree Walk and Fern Valley ADA Improvements

  • Familiar with presenting to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, working with the Director of the US National Arboretum, garden curators and the USDA to coordinate design efforts

Flowering Tree Walk at US National Arboretum

Wutai Conference Center Site Plan, Shanxi, China


  • Protection Engineering Group – Fire Protection, Life Safety and Code Consulting, Security

  • Full-service engineering firm with offices in Chantilly, VA, Baltimore, MD, and Atlanta, GA

  • Successful completion of notable cultural, museum, monumental, and national historic landmark projects: Smithsonian Institution – various facilities, National Park Service historic Washington Canoe Club, National Park Service Mary McLeod Bethune Council

  • Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. – Structural Engineering

  • Established in 1956, with Washington, DC presence of more than 10 years

  • Cultural, national landmark, and exhibit hall experience in Washington, DC area includes: Washington Monument renovation, Smithsonian Institution – various facilities, L’Enfant Plaza Redevelopment (includes major museum)

  • TCT Cost Consultants – Cost Estimating

  • Established in 2007, with three partners working together for more than 12 years

  • High-profile Washington, DC clients include: Architect of the Capitol and Library of Congress


  • Communication

  • Establish FTP site for sharing, distributing drawings

  • Establish video conference link

  • SHCA Shanghai office to travel for face-to-face meetings (as required)

  • Mandarin-speaking staff to facilitate exchange dialogue to develop a cohesive design

  • Conversion

  • Establish/agree upon CADD drawing conventions

  • Translate US codes into Chinese design responses

  • Clarity of Responsibility

  • Below-grade – design services provided by all of SHCA Team’s consultants

  • Above grade – statutory requirements consulting, sympathetic support structures & graphics, engineering design integrated into Chinese design

  • Permitting & Construction Administration oversight

  • Close-out as Architect of Record

Xili Golf and Country Club

Xili Residences


  • US Team Quality Assurance

  • From Chinese Team design drawings to DCRA permitting set

  • Early review with DCRA

  • Review Chinese modifications to suit US code

  • Chinese Team Quality Assurance

  • That our permitting set fully complies with Chinese Design intent

  • Explaining why modifications – either side

  • Review and comment on US design elements – support structures, graphic design, mechanical distribution, parking, etc.

  • Inspecting site preparation – permanent and temporary

ExxonMobil Courtyard


  • Approvals

  • Properly advocating Chinese Team’s design – from Commission of Fine Arts  through utility approvals

  • Early preliminary meetings to address agency concerns adding them to the design parameters

  • Explore special DCRA / Utilities handling of project

  • US Construction and Chinese Craftsmen

  • Leave site and buildings’ infrastructure completely finished before craftsman begin their construction work

  • Inspect Chinese craftsmen to completion for project

  • Final inspection and sign-off by all parties

Nurse’s Park

Zooparc de Trégomeur


  • International experience– We understand and are sensitive to what it requires to build in a foreign country, establishing communication and trust

  • Chinese expertise – design and dialogue

  • Local expertise – US National Arboretum, DCRA, CFA, utilities

  • Relevant expertise – monuments and park settings for high-profile public projects

Jinqiao T14-1 Residential Complex

Merrill Lynch Financial Center Garden