Jason Chan

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Science and Technology, Houston

Growing up in Singapore, one of the densest urban environments in the world, Jason was drawn to architecture—specifically, the towering new skyscrapers being built all around him. Through this exposure, Jason marveled at the value of space and was inspired by the concept of high-performance buildings.

Always up to a challenge, Jason explored several different building types in the early stages of his career, but ultimately honed in on the complexity of Science and Technology—a specialty where he has since developed a particular expertise in laboratory planning and design ranging from university-level teaching labs to engineering, biomedical, translational, and transgenic facilities.

 

 

Jason talking
“Approach every challenge with a can-do attitude, and with the notion that it can be done until proven otherwise.”
"I work with intensity and creativity. My productivity is often innovative- a blend of perspiration and imagination."
The Final Product

His favorite part of the design process? Walking through the buildings he’s designed after ribbon-cutting and hearing from the people who work there. Knowing his work has positively impacted the advancement of science and education is something that will always thrill him.

Fun Fact
Jason considers Elon Musk’s drive, intuition, and revolutionary ideas to be second to none in the modern era.