Kai Sheng

New York City Chapter Member

AKAIA Architecture, Founder & CEO | New York City, United States


Kai Sheng, AIA, Leed AP, Founder and CEO of Archilier Architecture, has over 25 years of experience in high-end hospitality/office/residential mixed-use development. The practice focuses on designing architecture and urban planning that respect the distinctive cultural, social and architectural traditions of the site, be it the low-rise resort in Tianmu Lake, the tallest supertall complex in the city of Qingdao or the mixed-use urban development in Garden Grove, California.

Formally a partner at BBG Architects, Kai directed numerous critical projects including the Mandarin Oriental in New York, the Shanghai Peninsula and the St Regis Hotel and Resort in Sanya, China.


New York City Chapter, Board Member (2021 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2019)

CTBUH Initiatives