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  • Vicky Chan, AIA

    Founder at Avoid Obvious Architects

    New York, NY

Vicky Chan founded Avoid Obvious Architects in 2012 with offices in New York and Hong Kong. The firm has been pushing sustainable buildings and cities with focus on combining art with green technology. His projects have been exhibited in 37 cities. His emerging firm has competed against OMA in 2016 for a city plan the size of Manhattan. He founded a volunteering organization to teach architecture on a weekly basis and has taught over 3,000 children about sustainable design and architecture. He believes our future will be brighter if children are more equipped with creative and sustainable thinking.

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  • Founder

    With over 20 years of experience in architecture and urban planning, our award winning team deliver green buildings and sustainable cities to everyone. We believe design excellence can improve the way we live, work and play. Holistic architecture that combines art and science will make good design for the people and the environment. Our design process will add value to your cities and investment. Our services include urban planning, architecture and interior design.

  • Founder

    We see a lot of environmental problems to be the result of current politics. We believe our future with be brighter when our children are more equipped with sustainable, collaborative and creative thinking. By teaching children about architecture, sustainable design, urban planning, and efficient use of materials, they will get into the habit of thinking in those terms. We hope to change the world through volunteering and education.



RA, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB US Registered Architects AIA Program Committee


2017 Lasalle Children Game Design Competition – Winner 2016 London Creative Competition – Winner of the Architectural Category 2016 Inspireli Awards – Semi Finalist 2016 Rethinking the Future Sustainability Award – Urban Design Winner 2016 Design:Retail 40 under 40 2015 London Creative Competition – Winner 2015 Lasalle Children Game Design Competition – 2nd Place 2012 Outstanding Project...
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