Kaiqi Zhang

Senior Consultant

0207 467 1470

I am a hands-on masterplanner and urban designer with a wealth of experience in urban regeneration and development projects underpinned by compelling design narrative.

My studio work encompasses a large-scale regeneration project for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, an Innovation Business Park in Medway, as well as the landscape-led masterplan for Oktyabrsky Island in Kaliningrad.

Working for both the private and public sectors, I have led international design competitions, strategic frameworks, vision documents, town centre and mixed-use residential-led masterplans and development feasibility studies often at the place where planning strategy and landscape vision meet.

Away from the studio, I have an avid interest in political philosophy and art history, and enjoy reading Meiji and post-war Japanese literature. With an aversion to staying still, I work off latent energy through kayaking, swimming and short city breaks across Europe and Southeast Asia, preferably with my camera and sketchbook close to hand.

Q&A


As an Urban Designer, who has inspired you?

Winy Maas of MVRDV for his progressive approach to urban regeneration, driving dramatic improvements for cities by reorganising their urban tapestries.

My favourite walk would be ...

8:00 p.m. Along the Nene-no-Michi Lane in Kyoto, as dusk settles over the backstreets, tucking in the rows of old wooden houses for another peaceful night’s sleep. The glow of sunset deepens and hangs between the sagging tile rooftops; telephone lines and pine branches are silhouetted against an indigo sky.

The last book i read was ...

Once Upon a Country by the Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh, a brilliant exegesis on nationalism.

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