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Qian (Kevin) Yi

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"Objects come from what exists, but use from what does not."

Qian (Kevin) Yi
Director, China


Kevin has been with Heller Manus for over eight years and his excellent interpersonal skills and unique knowledge of Chinese building typologies has been instrumental in communication with clients and consultants on the quickly expanding China project portfolio. Kevin's expertise and core interests are focused on sustainable building technology, urban neighborhood development, housing design and commercial building design. Kevin is also a project architect and planner for many of San Francisco - based Heller Manus projects. He is excellent at analyzing client problems and developing project programs with design solutions that meet the client's expectations and budgets.


MS Architecture, 2002, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
MS City Planning, 2000, Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China
BA Architecture, 1995, Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China
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Fun Facts

  • Favorite Movie is Star Wars
  • Hidden talent of telling stories to kids


To be a surgeon (in another life)!

Favorite Projects @ Heller Manus Architects

  • Guangzhou North Axis & South Axis Urban Master Plans, Guangzhou, China
  • The Infinity, San Francisco, CA
  • 1080 East Daming Road Commercial Tower, Shanghai, China