News / September 2018
Tuesday 3 April 2018
Introducing Robert Price

We are pleased to announce that Robert Price has joined HASSELL as a Principal in the China region, based from our Shanghai studio but working nationally and internationally. He will be jointly leading our commercial and workplace sector pursuits and opportunities, together with Principal Tom Herron.

“Robert is a great addition to our capabilities in the region, providing valuable depth and leadership. He is an experienced practitioner with a strong record of delivering commercial workplace projects in China, having lived here now for over a decade,” says Tom Herron, Principal and joint leader of the Commercial and Workplace sector in China.

“Robert’s background in both architecture and interior design was of great interest to us, as HASSELL continues to further dissolve the hard lines between the disciplines.”

Originally from the USA, Robert moved to Shanghai to help establish Gensler's operations in the region, and subsequently worked for the practice for a decade. He has worked, from concept to completion, on many significant projects, including the Shanghai Tower and the Shanghai Dow Centre. Most recently, Robert was APAC Design Director and leader for all new Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) offices.​​ He also has significant experience working in the Hong Kong and US markets.

Robert’s experience means he has a global perspective coupled with local insights, and understands how the market has rapidly matured in China over the past decade.

“I am really looking forward to working with Robert as he clearly demonstrates he knows how to work with national and multinational clients. It is evident that he listens to what they are saying to craft informed design responses that are sensitive to the environment,” says Tom.

"I joined HASSELL, in part, because of the practice's internal design culture, which allows for a unique product in the market. As clients increasingly look to global benchmarks, world leading design and delivery have become critical to the success of business in China,“ says Robert.

Robert believes in a holistic approach to design which incorporates fervent curiosity for disciplines such as urban planning and public policy, history, and even cultural anthropology.

Images:
_Dow Centre, Shanghai (image courtesy of Gensler)
_Shanghai Tower (design by Gensler; photography by Noah Sheldon)

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