K.B. Albert Chan
Albert Chan leads the site feasibility and concept, master planning and design management of developments at Shui On Land. Over the last 20+ years, Albert actively participated in the planning and development of award winning “Tiandi” mixed-use communities in Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Foshan and other cities in China. All communities utilize principles of mixed-use, pedestrian and public transit, sustainability, cultural sensitivity, appropriate phasing, and the creation of landmarks places for development. He is a member of Sustainable Development Committee at the company. Before working for Shui On Land, Albert’s employment includes Cooper Robertson and Partners, and New York City Department of Design and Construction.
Among the projects Albert actively participated over the years, the Shanghai Xintiandi, Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) and Lingnan Tiandi won ULI Global Awards for Excellence, and the latter two developments also won the ULI Asia Pacific Award for Excellence. The Shanghai Taipingqiao community, Foshan Lingnan Tiandi, Wuhan Tiandi were also recognized by The World Bank, AIA National and CTBUH with their respective awards. Most of these communities and commercial developments received both LEED neighborhood level and building level Gold certifications. In terms of public place creation, over 260 public plazas, parks and public streets have been planned and developed in these communities over the years.
Albert is a ULI Global Governing Trustee and chaired the ULI Mainland China Council from 2017-2019. He is Excom Chair of China Real Estate Design Competition, and HKUST Guangzhou Campus Development Board Advisor. He is a registered architect of New York State and a member of the Board of Directors of American Institute of Architects Shanghai Chapter. Past public posts also include CTBUH Advisor and Vice Chair of Shanghai Green Building Association. In 2014, Albert received the Shanghai Green Building Achievement Award from Shanghai Green Building Council. He speaks regularly at major conferences and universities, and has been a development and design award juror for ULI, AIA, CTBUH, China Real Estate Design Awards（CREDAWARD） and other institutions.
Albert received his Master degrees from Columbia University, U.C. Berkeley, and the Stern School at NYU. He received his B. Arch from University of Minnesota. He currently lives in Shanghai with his family.
It is expected that China Real Estate & Design Award (abbr. CREDAWARD) can display outstanding real estate design works with commercial value, community value and architectural art value.