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Learning From Alumni: Building a Successful Firm GSAPP Conversations

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Joshua Jih Pan, FAIA in Conversation with Johnny Chiu.
In episode #94, founder of J.C. Architecture Johnny Chiu (‘06 MSAAD) speaks with Joshua Jih Pan ('67 MARCH), founder of J.J. Pan & Partners.
Based in Taipei with additional offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Xiamen, J.J. Pan & Partners is an architectural and planning firm dedicated to providing creative solutions in the design and planning of human environments. J.C. Architecture is a multidisciplinary design firm based in New York City and Taipei whose projects range from architecture to interior, industrial, visual, and jewelry design.
During the conversation, they discuss Pan’s educational background (including his time at GSAPP) and the steps he took to establish his studio as one of the largest, and most successful firms in Taiwan. Pan stresses the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity to showcase quality and relevant design, regardless of project scale. He also encourages early career architects to recognize the value of their work and charge fair fees for their services. Finally, he shares his vision for the future of architecture in Taiwan which prioritizes sustainability and is inclusive of aging populations.

Joshua Jih Pan, FAIA in Conversation with Johnny Chiu.
In episode #94, founder of J.C. Architecture Johnny Chiu (‘06 MSAAD) speaks with Joshua Jih Pan ('67 MARCH), founder of J.J. Pan & Partners.
Based in Taipei with additional offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Xiamen, J.J. Pan & Partners is an architectural and planning firm dedicated to providing creative solutions in the design and planning of human environments. J.C. Architecture is a multidisciplinary design firm based in New York City and Taipei whose projects range from architecture to interior, industrial, visual, and jewelry design.
During the conversation, they discuss Pan’s educational background (including his time at GSAPP) and the steps he took to establish his studio as one of the largest, and most successful firms in Taiwan. Pan stresses the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity to showcase quality and relevant design, regardless of project scale. He also encourages early career architects to recognize the value of their work and charge fair fees for their services. Finally, he shares his vision for the future of architecture in Taiwan which prioritizes sustainability and is inclusive of aging populations.

28 min

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