Zhexiong Chai

SOM, Architect | Chicago, United States


Zhexiong Chai is a licensed architect at SOM Chicago office. He is specialized in high-rise office, hotel, residential, and mixed-use projects. He is leading the architectural design in the team, enthusiastically seeking innovative and sustainable solutions. His comprehensive technical experience ensures that the design ambition is achieved with high level of quality and performance. Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, he also serves as an integral part of the communication and coordination effort with the clients, local consultants and partners.

Prior to joining SOM, he had worked internationally in China, Europe and US, including award-winning offices Ufo-BIAD in Beijing, Cebra A/S arkitekter in Aarhus, Unstudio in Amsterdam and Geottsch Partners in Chicago, during which he gained various architectural experience ranging in type and scale. Mr. Chai brings a global design perspective,…

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