Over the course of 25 years, BC&D has developed a portfolio comprising luxury residential interiors, master plans for world heritage sites and internationally recognized institutional work. Helmed by Cornell-trained Brian Chan, the Hong Kong-based practice with its complement of 50 professionals approaches each project as a unique opportunity to balance contextual considerations (financial, geographic, historical and environmental) with a commitment to ingenuity and above all – craftsmanship.
The digital era has introduced the use of new tools into every profession. Architecture has been a beneficiary, but the input of human judgement and experience remains essential to the process. BC&D espouse this point of view – and work with clients and other projects partners to coordinate and produce coherent and crafted designs.
Mr. Brian Chan studied his M. Arch degree from Cornell University, New York, U.S.A in 1987. Upon graduation, Mr. Chan worked in New York State on large scale institutional projects in Long Island and New England with Fred Thomas & Partners P.E., and in California on various residential developments projects, before returning to Hong Kong and becoming a full partner at LWK & Partners Architects. “Brian Chan and Associates” was found in 1992.
Owing to Cornell’s approach towards design thinking, Mr. Chan practices architectural design in a holistic manner: a building should be imagined as an integral whole so that both interior and exterior expressions can be achieved simultaneously in accordance to the clients’ needs thus streamlining the design and construction processes. Mr. Chan also believes that architectural and interior design is interrelated, so BC&D International Limited was established.
Mr. Chan is a participating member of AAP (The Association of Architectural Practices), and also a professional member of HKIDA (Hong Kong Interior Design Association); a guest critic of the accredited academic and vocational institutions such as School of Architecture, Hong Kong Chinese University; Hong Kong Polytechnic University; a member of the panel of Judges of the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards and a guest speaker at hospitality conventions.