Carrie Ho

"There’s been a dramatic shift from ‘big box’ retail to a different type of development – more destination oriented, curated, individual and social in nature.”

Carrie leads our work within the retail sector in the fast-changing cities of China, where she’s based.

An experienced professional with training in both interiors and urban design, Carrie has a sharp eye for consumer and social trends – and the way they can influence and elevate a design.

Her background and focus have been invaluable on projects such as the Alibaba Taobao City Mall in Hangzhou – the online retail giant’s first bricks-and-mortar shopping centre – and community hub Sanlin InCity Mall in Shanghai.

For a successful retail project, Carrie believes you have to design around people’s needs and aspirations, provide different experiences to help them navigate the space and fulfil their desire for a sense of connection. At the end of the day, it’s about great commercial spaces for gathering and socialising – not just shopping.

Key projects

  • Henderson Land XuHui 188SH2 Mall, Shanghai, China
  • Alibaba Taobao City Mall, Hangzhou, China
  • Sanya CDF International Mall Phase 1 & 2, Hainan, China
  • Modern Avenue Headquarters, Guangzhou, China
  • Sanlin InCity Mall, Shanghai, China

Title

Principal / Sector Leader - Retail

Location

Hong Kong

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