Jiayur Hsu


Jiayur Hsu is an award-winning designer who has completed successful projects in Asia, Europe, and the United States over the past 20 years.

Her extensive experience in architectural design encompasses a wide range of building types including Culture, Sports, Mixed use, Transportation, Residential, Office, Retail, Entertainment facility. Whatever the building type of location, Jiayur brings to each design problem a keen eye for beauty combined with functionality that makes her work both elegant and practical. Moving beyond the technical solution, her design responds to the local character, maintain contextual harmony, and evoke in the users a sense of belonging. Ms. Hsu’s work is an example of integrity which reveals the poetics of architecture.

Prior to relocation to San Francisco, Jiayur was Design Director at CCDI NYC, where she won several complex facilities in her presentation to the design committee. Jiayur also has her own design practice in Washington DC, where she focused on high-end Ambassadorial residences, work for the Embassy of India, Museum of East Gallery, complex mixed use commercial work. In addition, Jiayur has held various design roles at well-known firms at earlier stage of her career including Michael Graves and Associates, & Architecture Resources Office, Ralph Rapson & Associates.


Associate AIA #30446212
Master of Architecture, University Of Minnesota


Thesis Award First Prize Detail
Masonry Design Award, Masonry Institute

Recent Projects

  • Sanya Water Front Luxury Resort development (7.4 Ha. of 200 rooms, 140 apt and 150 villas), Hainan Island, People’s Republic of China
  • Constantine Theatre (Winning competition scheme. Construction completion  May 2014), Algeria
  • TOD Shenzhen (Major mixed-use development of 17 commercial and residential towers), Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
  • TEDA Coastal urban design (5.9 k m²), Tianjin, People’s Republic of China
  • Sanya hotel villa (390.7ha masterplan, site area 70,500 m², building area 49,300 m², Hi-end hotel design), hongtang bay, People’s Republic of China
  • Kingdom Headquarter Office Tower (Winning competition scheme for commercial head quarter), Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Sanlight banciao ( 945 m², Hi-end residential), New Taipei city, Taiwan
  • Sanlight white house (1,650 m², Hi-end residential, lobby design worked with USA carving artist Rayking), Taipei city, Taiwan
  • Uni-fortune waterfront (12,100 m², 3 phases residential, landscape design), New Taipei city, Taiwan
  • Mawder Taipei home as boutique (3,730 m², Hi-end residential), New Taipei city, Taiwan
  • Mawder double bay (13,740 m², Hi-end waterfront residential), New Taipei city, Taiwan
  • Sinpu mansion (12,880 m², 5 characteristic mansions design and landscape design), New Taipei city, Taiwan
  • Jindou waterfront urban design (239 km²), Shandong, People’s Republic of China

Recent Projects prior to joining PTW

  • Xin Jinyun Mixed-use Culture Centre (1,500,500 sqm, Headquarter Office Tower, HI-end hotel, retail, Aquarium, Botanical, Culture center, Convention center, Service Apartment
  • Beijing Chaoyang, People’s Republic of China
  • Junyi Golden Bay (300,000 sqm, residential, hotel, commercial/retail), Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China
  • Pazhou Detailed Masterplan (200 ha, R&D, office, Stock exchange, residential, historic village renovation, parks), Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China
  • Hangzhou Olympic Sport Village, master planning and facilities competition. (75,000 seats Stadium, Area, Training centre with Mixed used commercial development) Won First Place, Construction completion 2016, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
  • Shijiachun Train Station (16 tracks with 6 fast express tracks), People’s Republic of China
  • Chengdu Housing Development (Gated community, 875 units, with villa / townhouses/ and club house), Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
  • Baiyangdian Mater Plan Sustainable housing complex & community centre (465 Unites), PinAn Headquarter Office tower Competition, Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
  • Nashan Cultural Centre and Theatre, Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
  • Xiqing Sport Complex Competition (Master Plan, 25,000 seats Stadium and facilities, Won First Place), People’s Republic of China
  • Wuhan Water Sports Competition, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China
  • Ambassador Bloch residence renovation, Washington, DC
  • Midtown Loft Midtown Hi-end loft, Reston, VA (326 Units) Built
  • Metropolitan Ritz Residence Mix Use CPU Reston, VA (326 Units) Built
  • Hecht’s Lofts (8 story historic warehouse conversion, Rehabitation),
    Washington DC
  • Diamesha High End Resort Hotel (200 Guestroom and Villas with Club house, Boat house), Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
  • Olympic Village Urban Planning and building design (500,000 SM Mixed-Use development) Athens, Greece
  • Sunshine Mesa House, Telluride, CO (High-End Residence Villas)
  • Energy Tower Feasibility Study (Master planning, Mixed use with hi-end hotel, office tower, etc.)
  • National Gateway Mixed Use ( Amenity centre and hi-end club facility completed 2012),
    Washington DC
  • Embassy of India, Washington, DC
  • US armed Recruiting Station Times Square, New York
  • Resort Centre and retreat facilities, Korea