Haipo Architects was founded in 1993 by Paul L. Chen AIA and Haiqing Wu AIA following their seven years of experience in the States. Initially beginning with ten people, HPA has since grown to over 100 people with main office in Shanghai and projects in many cities and regions over China. This international team includes architects, planners, engineers and interior designers all committed to working closely with clients to fulfill their special and organizational needs, and providing distinctive architecture which adds value to the local environment.
With the firm's headquarters located in Shanghai, HPA has licensed architects from Germany, United States, Canada and China. HPA has a local Grade A Firm license for architectural service in China, HPA also acquired a Shanghai local design firm, Shanghai ZhongFu Architectural Design Company, which has local Grade A firm license for both architectural and engineering design practice. These two local licenses give HPA the ability to provide professional services throughout all project phases and insure the quality of the final outcome of each project. HPA’s distinguished clients include companies such as Shanghai Lujiazui District Development Company, HongQiao District Development Company, Shanghai JinQiao District Development Company, HongKong Novel Enterprises, Shanghai Electrical Power Company, Pudong Electrical Power Company, Beijjing Super Shine Development Company, Singapore GIC. With HPA’s strong international background, we also collaborated on many projects with international renowned design firms such as DDG(US), LEO A DALY(US), GMP(Germany), GP(US), NIHON SEKKEI.
HPA consistently provides value by emphasizing design excellence in the firm's diversified portfolio including urban planning, office, commercial and residential buildings, educational, institutional and recreational facilities, and interior design. The collection of projects has brought acknowledgement to HPA through professional awards as well as publications.