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AIA Shanghai Monthly Networking + Raffle | January 2019

  • Sui Tang Shang @ The Middle House Shanghai 366 Shimen Yi Lu, 3F Shanghai China (map)

Don't miss our first networking + happy hour of 2019, this time at the Middle House, the latest in the House Collective. The hotel, which opened in April 2018, had its facade and interior designed by italian architect Piero Lissoni. Speakers will be featuring two 2018 AIA Shanghai awards winners who will talk about winning projects. We will also be raffling off a one night stay at The Middle House plus breakfast.

The program will include a short hotel tour starting promptly at 7:00pm. Please arrive on time!


Free with RSVP/100rmb at the door
*Bring a friend and both of you will get free admission.*

Open to members + nonmembers | Free with RSVP | Hosted Bar + Canapes

About the Speakers


Michael Ellis, 5+ Design

Founded in 2005 by five longtime friends and colleagues in Los Angeles, 5+design is a creative architecture and planning practice with studios in Hollywood, Shanghai, and Dubai. The practice’s projects encompass retail, mixed-use, residential, and large-scale urban planning, built on the value to design places for people first, from the scale of rooms to cities. Regardless of project types, the works address two contemporary human needs: a strong desire for community, allied with enhanced connectivity to the greater world. 5+ Design’s Crystal Laputa in Chengdu is recipient of AIA Shanghai 2018 Honor Award in Housing Architecture. 

 Michael Ellis is founder and principal of 5+ Design.  He plans and implements overall business strategy for the firm. As co-founder and managing principle, Mike represents the firm around the world, identifying new trends and opportunity that allow the company to continue exploring novel, creative approaches to design.

Zhang Yingfan, Atelier Atler


 Founded by Yingfan Zhang and Xiaojun Bu in  2009,  Atelier Alter is a pioneering  inter-disciplinary practice based in Beijing and New York. Noted for deriving design from critical  analysis of the site, the practice has focused on cultural facilities ever since its founding. Their versatile portfolio ranges from small scale  furniture design, to residential, commercial  and  educational  facilities, up to large  scale urban  design, infrastructure and landscape planning.

Their Yinglinag Stone Archive in Beijing received the AIA Shanghai 2018 Honor Award in Public Architecture. Zhang received her Bachelor of Architecture  from The Cooper Union  School of Architecture, and her  Master  of  Architecture in Urban  Design  form  Harvard  University.  Bu completed his Bachelor of Architecture  at Tsinghua University,  and his Master of Architecture II from  Harvard  University. He is a licensed architect in the State of New York.  

Honorary Guests

5+ Design: John Shia, Ramon Hone, Florrie Tang

Atelier Alter: Jinxia Qin, Quan Xiao