Chris Razzell

Director

Registered Landscape Architect, AILA

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, RMIT

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Chris established ASPECT Studios in 1993 and is its founder and corporate Director. He has maintained the overall direction and growth of the studios since its formation, guiding the successful development of the studios from Melbourne into Sydney and then Shanghai as well as its core R&D digital arm, pioneering advanced virtually reality design services.


In 2007 he established ASPECT Studios in Shanghai and now spends three quarters of his time based there. He is primarily involved in guiding and delivering large scale city planning and contemporary commercial and residential projects that have a strong sustainable basis. Chris is driven by a commitment to deliver the highest quality design outcomes across the breadth of landscape architecture and urban design. His expertise lies in large scale urban and commercial development, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to these.

Chris’ reputation for creativity and innovation is equaled by his rigorous discipline and focus on delivery. These skills are honed in all areas: from team management, the design business, financial, logistical or strategic issues.


Chris’ business philosophy is founded on the principle of promoting collaboration and shared knowledge between a national and international network of expertise, whilst each studio retains its individual personality and specialised skill set. The long term development of the studio has evolved implementing this philosophy along with the commitment to foster continued education among ASPECT Studios professional staff.

Fields of Experience

Professional Achievements / Panel and Board Positions

  • Shanghai Urban Design Forum Panelist, 2012
  • China Sustainable Design Forum Guest Speaker, 2008 & 2009
  • Academic Advisory Council, RMIT 2005 to 2007
  • AILA VIC Member, Current

 

Master Plans and Design

  • Changsha Sany Industrial City, 2011
  • Wuhan OCT, Block H Ecological Park, 2011
  • Xian International Village and Golf Club, 2010
  • Tianjin Eco City Vanke Park, 2010
  • Shanghai Nanyuan Park, 2009
  • Shanghai Gucun Park Phase 2, 2009
  • Kunming Chonggoing Park Master Plan, 2009
  • Zhengzhou Dragon Lake Infrastructure and
    Open Space Master Plan, 2009
  • Chongqing Longzhouwan Park, 2009
  • Hebi Qi River City Park, 2009
  • Qingdao New CBD, 2008

 

Commercial and Mixed Use

  • Chongqing Penghui CBD for Penghui Group, 2012
  • Shanghai Hongqiao Hub for Longfor, 2012
  • Guangzhou Chaunghong Mall for Chuanghong Group, 2012
  • Wuxi Glamour Street for Vanke, 2011
  • Nanjing Fortune Centre for Nanjing Yatong Group, 2010 – 2012
  • Zhengzhou Fast Train Mixed Use Development for
    Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Jinan Puli Centre for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Shanghai Gucun Mall Phase 1 & 2 for Greenland, 2009 – 2012
  • Shanghai Jisheng Wellborne Furniture Mall Stage 2, 2008 – 2011
  • Guangzhou West Tower for Yuexiu Group, 2007 – 2011

Hospitality

  • Changzhou Hilton Hotel, 2012
  • Guangzhou Four Seasons Hotel, 2011 – 2012
  • Zhengzhou Cube, 2011 – 2012
  • Shenyang, Qipan Shan State Guest Facilities &
    Convention Centre, 2010 – 2012
  • Shenyang J.W. Marriot, 2010 – 2012
  • Yangzhou Sheraton Four Points, 2010 – 2012

 

Residential Developments

  • Chengdu, Dongcun Development for Greenland, 2012
  • Shenyang Qipan Shan for Greenland, 2011 – 2012
  • Tianjin Eco City for Vanke, 2010 – 2012
  • Shanghai Zhuopo for HWPG, 2008 to 2012
  • Dalian Greenland Centre, for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Jinan International Garden for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Wuhan Financial City for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Chengdu Century City for Greenland, 2010 – 2012
  • Tianjin Wonderland for Vanke, 2010
  • Chengdu International Garden for Greenland 2009
  • Seoul Gimpo Gochon Hillstate High Rise Residential Development
    for Hyundai Engineering and Construction, 2008
  • Seoul Bampo Miju High Rise Residential Development for
    Hyundai Engineering and Construction, 2007

 

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