Topic:Mega-Scaled Multi-use Project Going Into The Heartof A Dense Urban City: From Asian Cultural Complex in Gwangju to Raffles City in ChongQing
Speaker: Michael McKee
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m., May 26th , 2018 (Saturday)
Address: Academic Conference Hall, 3rd floor, Tsinghua Building
About the Speaker:
Michael McKee was born in 1956 in America. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pompona, which is located in the San Luis Obispo County of California. As a partner of the internationally renowned Safdie Architects, Mr. McKee has been involved in combining architecture and creative urban design for many years. Many of his projects have created positive environments in big cities. As a Partner of the firm and and Director of Safdie Architects in China, Mr. McKee is in charge of all of the company’s projects in China.
As a Principal and Director of Safdie Architects China, Michael McKee oversees the firm’s current work in China. Michael brings 35 years of industry experience to the successful design and construction of the firm’s projects across the globe. During his tenure with Safdie Architects, Michael has worked in SA offices and on project sites around the world, including Boston, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Jerusalem, Shanghai and Chongqing, ensuring continuity from design intent to the final construction. Michael brings in-depth technical expertise to all phases of the firm’s projects.
Michael is a pragmatic problem-solver, with special skills in the detailing and execution of integrated building systems and components. Michael’s on-site project construction experience includes the Vancouver Public Library, Eleanor Roosevelt College, the Skirball Cultural Center, and Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel. Michael is currently stationed in Chongqing China as Site Director, leading the design and construction team for the firm’s most complex project to date, Raffles City mixed-use complex, scheduled to open in 2019.
Michael originally joined the firm in 1985, was made a Principal in 1999 and after a 10 year hiatus to pursue other endeavors, rejoined the firm in 2015., he has also cooperated closely with many other on internationally renowned architects including the famous Korean-American architect Gui Chengyu, with whom he worked on the Asian Cultural Complex in Gwangju in Korea.
The School of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Mianyang Municipal Urban and Rural Development Research Institute
Mianyang Municipal Urban and Rural Planning Association
21 May 2018