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About JADE

Meet the team

JADE Ltd is UK  and UAE based Architectural studio with associated offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, originally founded by Martin Jochman Dip Arch RIBA  and Kiona Qing Wang MA(Academy of Arts SF) AIA associate, later joining with Richard Andrews by combining resources and capabilities of their established practices in UK and in China. From 2021 JADE established presence in UAE, based in Dubai and providing architectural and planning consultancy services in the Middle East.

Prior to setting up JADE, Martin has had many years of UK and International design experience, working in UK, and internationally in Europe, Dubai, Hong Kong and China  designing many high profile projects such as the Jumeira Beach Hotel and the Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai, Redevelopment of city centre in Kiev Ukraine, Wuhan Pebbles, Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental Hotel in China and other important landmarks, winning numerous national and international competitions and awards . In 2013 Martin established his studio in Shanghai and Hong Kong followed by opening the  UK studio in 2016 and UAE office in 2021. As a senior Design Director Martin has  developed his design philosophy  he calls ‘Sensitive Design’. This philosophy embraces all aspects of architectural design from more artistic and intuitive point of view, sensitively solving the design issues with respect for the environment and human needs. Martin has presented his ‘Sensitive Design’ philosophy at numerous forums, conferences and lectures all over the world.

Richard has also had an extensive experience both in the UK and on Internationally projects such as the RTM Mega mall in Russia and prestigious projects in Dubai under his control. Richard has established his successful design studio in Newport, Wales in 2013. Both offices in UK and China are supported by experienced team of architects and assistants in UK and in UAE.

Kiona is a key member of the management team, directing the international operations and delivering high quality design solutions to satisfied clients. Having gained her post graduate experience in the US she has excellent grasp of both cultures and thus contributes to the continuing success of the studio. Her international experience in delivering designs from concept to site construction is an invaluable asset to JADE.

 

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Martin Jochman Dip Arch RIBA

Kiona Qing Wang MA(USA) AIA Associate

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Richard Andrews B Arch Dip RIBA

The service we offer

JADE capability spans many disciplines from Architecture to Urban master planning, Interior and Product Design.

Our teams in United Kingdom and in UAE are experienced in providing complete design consultancy service from Concept to Completion inclusive of Scheme and Detailed Design stages inclusive of overview and coordination of  Construction Drawing and Site Construction stages.

Our portfolio of work represents many years of experience of our team members both in UK, Internationally and in Dubai and China. The concepts, scheme development, construction documents and the construction site experience has all been managed and produced by our studio team members. Our combined know how covers many diverse building types ranging from residential to retail and mixed commercial developments to many different types of hotel types, both in city centres and holiday resort locations. We have also designed themed projects such as aquaria, waterparks and other leisure led developments. We are patinate about architecture and are constanly striving for new ideas and innovative approach to our design.

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In past 5 years we have completed on site number of award winning projects such as the  Wonderland Intercontinental hotel in a quarry and the Moganshan Joe Lalli resort hotel and won number of prestigeous competitions. In 2019 we received Silver prize at the MIPIM Asia in Hong Kong and Martin was presented with the award of the Best Hospitality Designer of the year 2021.

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