PhD-Arch. MARC. OAA,
Mr. Zhang graduated from Hefei University of Technology, China with Bachelor of Architecture and completed his Master study at Tianjin University, China. He received his PhD-degree (Dr-Ing.) from University Stuttgart, Germany in 1997.
Dr. Zhang started his professional career in Canada with working for Zeidler Partnership Architects. During the six years with Zeidler, he worked on many projects, such as Queen’s Quay Terminal – Phase II, Eaton Centre – Phase IV Addition and Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Since joining Diamond and Schmitt Architects in 2006 as LEED-specialist, he has managed dozens of LEED Gold projects. His research is focused on effectiveness of architectural strategies in terms of energy consumption reduction and energy cost saving, lifecycle analysis, as well as impacts of 2030 Challenge on architectural design.
Since opening his own architectural practice, TAES Architects Inc., Dr. Zhang continues to act as a consultant on LEED projects. He also uses his extensive knowledge to provide comprehensive architectural services and development consulting to clients. These services include investigating the regulations required for real estate development, coordination with municipal planning and building departments, development strategy study, architectural design and construction administration.
Ms. Zhu studied architecture at universities in China and Germany, holding a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. While living in Germany, she worked with Sorg und Frosch Planungs GmbH on healthcare, commercial and residential projects over the course of five years.
Before joining TAES Architects Inc., Ms. Zhu worked at Zeidler Partnership Architects for 13 years. An essential member of the design teams, she was involved in many notable projects including Trump International Hotel + Tower, York University’s General Academic and Performing Arts Building and Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. Because of Ms. Zhu’s expansive professional experience, she is extremely versatile, able to work on residential, commercial and institutional building designs. Passionate about all aspects from design to construction, Ms. Zhu is also highly knowledgeable in construction management.
Dipl.-Ing-Arch. M-Arch. OAA,