17 September 2012

Sasaki Associates Opens New Office in Shanghai, China

17 September 2012 – Sasaki announced the opening of its new office in Shanghai, China. The office bolsters its commitment to China and the larger Asia-Pacific region.

Since its first project on the mainland 14 years ago, it has maintained a strong presence at the forefront of planning and design in China. The Shanghai office will support ongoing and future work in the region, where Sasaki is addressing a wide variety of design challenges and opportunities in the world's fastest urbanizing society.

"The Shanghai office is the culmination of many years of experience of working in China, and will help us collaborate even more closely with our clients in Asia," says Sasaki principal Michael Grove, who leads the majority of Sasaki's work in China. "The location symbolizes our long-term commitment to the region, and allows us to offer our broad range of planning and design services to a part of the world that is witnessing dramatic shifts in its urban environment."

Sasaki's work in China is already some of the most recognized in the country. Its projects reflect the nation's increasingly urban context and progressive attitude towards design—evident in award-winning designs for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 798 Arts District, the National Creative Cluster, the Jinan New Urban District, and Jiading Central Park in Shanghai, which will open to the public this fall. Each of these projects serves as an innovative, sustainable, and culturally relevant model for development. 

Source: Sasaki Associates