"The pendulum swing between architects seeing themselves as artists or as technicians exacts a high price on the profession. Architects do architecture, which is a very complex thing in itself." - Rafael Viñoly
"My design philosophy is rooted in the development of architectural ideas that are powerful, distinctive, and relevant to the specifics of both program and context." - Rafael Viñoly
"Architecture is a dialogue with the forces of life. In every project, I seek to maximize the opportunity for civic investment with a goal of forming iconic works that fulfill the needs of the client." - Rafael Viñoly
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With over two decades of professional experience, Chan-li Lin brings to Rafael Viñoly Architects design and management skills cultivated from wide-ranging project experiences, which include university laboratories, convention centers, performing arts facilities, and a university stadium. He is currently the project director of the New Stanford Hospital, a 1.1 million-square-foot healthcare facility for Stanford University in California. He is also overseeing construction administration of the Vdara Condo Hotel, a part of the MGM Mirage CityCenter development in Las Vegas; and the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Center for the University of California, San Francisco.
Since joining the firm in 1990, he has collaborated closely with Rafael Viñoly and Jay Bargmann on the design and execution of projects for universities and municipal clients in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, California, the Netherlands, and Japan. He has also led the design teams for major competitions, including the World Trade Center Competition and the Pittsburgh Convention Center Competition, which
resulted in a commission that was completed in 2003.
He travels regularly and has relocated in order to ensure the design quality of services in distantly located projects. In 1990 he moved to Japan for a year to work at the project office of the Tokyo International Forum, a 1.5 million-square-foot, $1.6 billion conference center and performing arts facility. He continued making frequent trips to Tokyo with Rafael Viñoly for the subsequent four years until the project was completed, using his knowledge of the Japanese language to coordinate with the construction team. His many responsibilities during this time included designing the Glass Hall roof and wall structures, for which close communication was required with the Japanese structural engineers to achieve the optimal combination of the architectural vision and logic, the structure, and construction techniques.
Using the experience and knowledge he gained from the Tokyo International Forum, he later led the design team for the Princeton University
Stadium, a 27,800-seat, $38 million football stadium and track and field complex, which was successfully completed in 1998.
Between 1999 and 2002, he relocated to Boston to establish and manage the site office for the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. During this time he led a joint-venture team of up to forty architects, overseeing the design and the production of construction documents for this complex and vast facility, ensuring that the final project met the firm’s high design standards.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture, 1990
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Art and Design, 1987
American Institute of Architects
United States Green Building Council, LEED-Accredited Professional
Registered Architect in: New York (1993)
Honors and Awards
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Visiting studio instructor, Spring 1999
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, AIA Foundation Scholastic Award, 1990
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Goldstein Scholarship, 1986
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