Quinn Evans Architects, an award-winning planning and design practice, has announced that Jack Chin, AIA, has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a senior architect.
Chin has 16 years of design experience in the U.S. and overseas, working primarily in the Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City markets.
Chin has extensive experience in educational, mixed-use, and residential projects, as well as urban design. In the Washington metropolitan area, his recent work includes planning and design for a new 200,000-square-foot secondary school in the Rosslyn community for Arlington County Public Schools. In New York City, Chin served as project designer for the award-winning Abraham Joshua Heschel School, a nine-story private school on the Upper West Side for early childhood and middle school students. His experience in educational facility projects also includes a master plan and concept design for a new boarding school in Shanghai, China.
In his new role with Quinn Evans Architects, Chin will be involved in the modernization of Stratford Middle School in Arlington, Virginia, a major renovation and expansion of the historic building that will transform the school into a modern learning environment for 1,300 students. The school was built in 1950 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Chin will also join the Quinn Evans Architects project team for upgrades to the Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Washington, D.C.
“Jack is a talented and accomplished architect who adds significant expertise to our work in educational facility design and urban revitalization. He offers an insightful approach that is closely aligned with our vision for creating dynamic places that enhance the urban context.”
Alyson Steele, AIA, LEED AP
Principal-in-Charge, Washington, D.C.
In addition to educational facilities design, Chin’s broad-based experience includes commercial, residential, and public-sector projects, including the design of 655 New York Avenue, an office building located in Mount Vernon Square in Washington, D.C.; design of 3000 M Street, a micro-unit residential project in Georgetown; interior architecture for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisiana; and design of the Long Xuyen Center, a major mixed-use complex proposed for Long Xuyen, Vietnam. He also served as project designer and project architect for a sustainable parking garage in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that earned a GSA Design Award.
Chin holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University (2001) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University (1999). He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Society for College and University Planning, and the Association for Learning Environments.