Posts Tagged ‘Raymond Pan’

ArchitypeReview Publishes Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center

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 >>

Gallery of Project Images >>

Posted in Articles & Publications,International

Raymond Pan Lectures at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

October 18th, 2012

By Raymond Pan, AIA, LEED AP,  Design Principal

The First People’s Hospital in Shunde is making a splash with design professionals internationally, especially in China. In addition to the hospital being designated as an official pilot project for green hospitals in China, Professor Chen of Xi’an Jiaotong University is publishing a first major book in China on international green hospital buildings that features the project. Three weeks ago, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University invited me to give a lecture to the students at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design. The faculty and students were particularly interested in the First People’s Hospital and other recent international design competitions that HMC entered and were selected as finalists. The lecture was very well received and attended by more than 150 students and faculty.



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Posted in Speaking Engagements

Construction Update: The First People’s Hospital

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.
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Taiwan Tower International Design Competition

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.
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Cause/Effect of Design Competitions

November 7th, 2011

By Peter Levelle

Undercurrent met last week for the first of a six-week Fall session, which is focused on exploring the culture of architectural competitions and how they affect us as a profession. We kicked off the session in the Ontario studio with a panel discussion, and designers from our Irvine, San Diego, and San Jose studios joined us via video conference. Our panelists included Mark Schoeman, Raymond Pan, and Robert Young from Ontario, Mitchell de Jarnett from Irvine, and James Krueger from San Diego.

Meeting of the Minds


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HMC Architects Shortlisted for Taiwan Tower Competition

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.
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Raymond Pan Presenting at Facades Design and Delivery 2011

August 16th, 2011

Facades Design and Delivery 2011
September 709, 2011
Los Angeles Marriott Downtown
Los Angeles, CA

HMC’s Raymond Pan, AIA, LEED AP, will be presenting an International Case Study: Sustainability, Culture, and Creativity – A Case Study From China: Innovation and Tradition Come Together as East meets West at the First People’s Hospital of Shunde.


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The First People’s Hospital Wins AIA/AAH Unbuilt Award

August 2nd, 2011

HMC Architects is honored to be the recipient of the 2011 AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Unbuilt Award for the design of the First People’s Hospital, China. The award was given July 30, 2011, at the AIA/AAH Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago.


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Tree House Charrette

July 6th, 2011

By Robert Young

On Tuesday, June 14, Undercurrent hosted a Tree House Charrette in our Ontario office. Fifteen people participated in the one-hour design slam, inspired by a design competition that National Geographic is currently sponsoring. It was a break-neck speed competition that challenged designers to flush out a design concept with plans and perspective.


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Video Spotlight: ENR California’s Top 20 Under 40

March 2nd, 2011

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