Cundall has announced the expansion of its multi-disciplinary service offering in Asia with the appointment of Dong Chen as Structural Director.
The move to launch structural design in Asia follows ten years in Hong Kong, offering building services engineering, sustainability and specialist lighting design. Cundall has been delivering structural design elsewhere in the world for over 40 years and have made a strategic decision to offer this service in Asia to enable them to offer further value to their local clients.
Andrew Marks, Director says, “We are well established and have enjoyed an exciting and consistent rate of growth in Hong Kong. We have made a strategic decision to launch our structural offering to the Asian market, to add value to our existing clients and bring a truly multi-disciplinary offering to new clients. We are excited to welcome Dong who brings the right skills and experience to our Asia offices to further this growth.”
Bringing a wealth of structural design experience, Dong previously co-led Buro Happold’s Hong Kong structural team and has worked on landmark projects such as Hong Kong Ocean Park Water World, One Bangkok mixed-use development, and BCDA ICONIC Building in Manila. He has also spent years at Santiago Calatrava's studio on various international projects with complex structures, such as Al Sharq Bridge, West Bay Cable Car Station in Doha, Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas, Mons Railway Station in Belgium, and Rio Barra Bridge in Brazil. With a keen interest and expertise in long span roof, bridge and tall building, Dong brings his experience and passion for innovative structural design which can be combined with Cundall’s global knowledge.
Dong Chen comments “Cundall has a strong reputation for high-quality multi-disciplinary engineering skills and with its global reach, and excellent client care, I look forward to expanding the Structural team in Asia, pushing boundaries with sustainable and innovative designs to our clients.”
Cundall has delivered many structural projects around the globe, including Wanda’s Edificio España mixed-use development, Facebook’s mega data centre in Lulea, Lusail Light Rail Transit stations in Qatar, Stansted Airport redevelopment in London and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 5th AIMAG (Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games).