December 11th, 2012
ArchitypeReview published HMC’s Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center. HMC was one of five finalists for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition in 2010. The proposal envisions an iconic gateway to the City of Kaohsiung, and a lens into the outer-world visualized from within. It creates a new urban datum—an inviting gesture—to allow a new connection between visitors, citizens, and the City of Kaohsiung. This gateway is designed to serve as a physical and economical impetus to the City’s goal of transforming its waterfront from its industrial past into an inviting future. Kaohsiung Port Project Profile >>
ArchitypeReview also interviewed the project’s design principal, Raymond Pan, AIA, LEED AP. In the Designer Dialogue, Raymond discusses the challenges of the project and how it expanded his role as an architect and designer. Designer Dialogues with Raymond Pan >>
August 17th, 2012
The May/April 2012 edition of D+A Magazine, publication out of Chile about design and architecture, featured an interview with HMC’s Alvaro Velasquez about the firm’s international presence and healthcare experience. Flip to page 66 below to read the full article, “Presencia Internacional and Practica Local.”
August 8th, 2012
By Raymond Pan, Design Principal
In June, I traveled to China to visit the construction site of the First People’s Hospital. Nearly three years ago, HMC teamed with China-based Shunde Architectural Design Institute to compete and win the Chinese government’s design competition for the First People’s Hospital. When complete, the hospital will total 2.8 million SF on 33 acres, house 2,000 hospital beds, serve 6,000 outpatient visits per day, and accommodate 2,000 parking spaces. While the construction for the shell and core of the structure is moving forward at full speed, our design team continues to work with the local architect and client to provide design oversight during the construction phase.
April 1st, 2012
Orchard School Library recently made the cover of D+A Magazine out of Santiago, Chile, and features an article by Randy Peterson, HMC CEO/President. For more information about the publication, visit D+A’s website.
January 12th, 2012
Led by HMC’s Raymond Pan, the team of HMC Architects and HOY Architects and Associates were among the five finalists selected for the Taiwan Tower International Design Competition. Envisioned as beacon for the city of Taichung, the 400-meter tall green tower is an evolving column of life that captures and reflects the strength and resilience of the people of Taiwan.
Rising from its roots that are infused with its people, place, history, and stories, this column of life is the culmination of the serendipitous lifestyle and inclusive multicultural dynamism of Taiwan. The tower sustains a creative synergy between structure and its context through a physical, visual, and metaphysical morphology. The very roots that shaped this tower are ingrained in the memories of Taiwan’s history, while it continues to foster the celebration of life and its ever-changing aspect of history making.
September 7th, 2011
HMC Architects’ Raymond Pan was among the five teams recently selected as finalists for the design of the Taiwan Tower Competition. The five finalists were chosen out of more than 100 submissions from 26 nations. This is the third international competition Raymond’s studio has participated in within the last three years. In 2009, HMC Architects successfully won the international design competition for the award-winning First People’s Hospital in the Shunde District of Foshan, China, while teamed with the China-based Shunde Architectural Design Institute. In 2010, HMC Architects was shortlisted for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Terminal Competition.
August 1st, 2011
U.S.-based HMC Architects in collaboration with the Shunde Architectural Design Institute (SDADI) has designed a 223,000-square-meter medical complex for a 13.4-hectare site in the Shunde district, outside the city of Foshan, China. Read the full story from Arch Record.
November 2nd, 2010
Alvaro Velasquez, HMC’s Director of South America, will present “Innovation in the Design Process—Architecture Typologies and Learning Environments” at the Congreso de Direcciones de Infraestructura de Educación in Valparaíso, Chile on November 26, 2010.
January 15th, 2010
Great Walls of China, Gregg Blesch