Ping Xu

Ping Xu

Founder, Design Director

B. Arch., Tianjin University 1990

Member, Architectural Society of China, 2002

Class 1 Registered Architect (PRC), 2002

PhD. Arch.,The University of Hong Kong 2004

Member, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, 2012

Individual Award

CIHAF Design China Awards 2012

- Annual Contribution Award for Chinese Architects

Key Skills/Strengths

Retail Architecture Design

Commercial Mix-use Complex Design

Retail Planning

Master Planning

Interior Design

Sustainable and Energy Conservation

Ping Xu is the Design Director at PH Alpha Design (PHA). She is a passionate and bold designer with more than 15 years of professional architectural experience in both the PRC and Hong Kong.

Ping has extensive design expertise and experience in various project typologies from large mixed-use developments, retail, office buildings, hotels, high-rise/low-rise residential complexes, to cultural buildings such as libraries and exhibition centres etc. She specializes in handling complex mixed-use projects that integrate retail with commercial, hotel and residential programmes.

Before joining PHA, Ping was an Executive Director of Aedas and played a major role in a number of award-winning architectural design projects. She was the principal designer of Starlight Place, a large-scale retail project in Chongqing, PRC, for which Aedas earned an accolade of International awards including winner of the Best Retail Architecture of Asia Pacific and Best Retail Architecture of China (5-Star) of the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013; winner of the RLI International Retail & Leisure Destination of Global RLI International Awards 2013 and shortlisted candidate in the Built Retail Projects category of Cityscape Awards for Architecture in Emerging Markets 2013.

She was also the principal designer of Gome Guotai Shopping Mall in Chongqing, PRC, which was named finalist in the future commercial projects category of World Architectural Festival (WAF) 2009. In a planning and design competition run by China Real Estate and Architectural Technology (CIHAF) in 2012, Ping won the Annual Contribution Award for Chinese Architects.

Her strength lies in her ability to come up with designs that break the mould and push the boundaries but are ultimately fully functional and cost efficient. The results are powerful architectural solutions that evoke emotion and spirit, adding value and most importantly satisfy the Clients’ aspirations.

Belief / Design Belief
To lose sometimes is to gain, there is always more solutions to problems and difficulties.

Key Projects


Mixed Use

Starlight Place, Chongqing, PRC
Sincere Finance Center (SFC), Chongqing, PRC
Tai Lake Science and Technology Park Sincere Center, Wuxi, PRC
Yuchong Vanke Center, Chongqing, PRC
The Mixc, Xi'an, PRC
Guoxin Mixed Use Development, Wuxi, PRC
Xidong New Town Mixed Development, Wuxi, PRC
Parkland Yingkou Mixed Use Development, PRC
Lagoons Hotel and Hotel Mixed Use Project, Dubai (Competition)

Ai Jia Lu Du Phase 3 Commercial Development, Chongqing, PRC
Chongqing International Port, PRC
Sincere Hongqiao Office And Retail Development, Shanghai, PRC
Emaar Tower, Dubai 
Zhou Guan Tun Mixed Use Project, Tangshan, PRC

Commercial Retails
Meiyuan International Shopping Plaza, Hefei, PRC
Hong Yang Plaza, Wuxi, PRC
Guotai Plaza, Chongqing, PRC
Jade City Phase 5 Retail, Chengdu, PRC

Neo City, Xi'an, PRC

Office and Hotel
Yingli Chaotianmen Concept Design, Chongqing, PRC
Macquarie Grade A Office Building, Shanghai, PRC
White Swan Hotel Redevelopment, Guangzhou, PRC

Infinity Bridge, Dubai (Competition)
Print Museum, Shenzhen, PRC (Competition)

Headquarter City District D, Chongqing, PRC
Clothing District Project, Guangzhou, PRC
World City F Block, Jinan, PRC
Kaili CBD, Guizhou, PRC
Shopping Mall Redevelopment Project in Chongqing, PRC
Junfa City, Kunming, PRC
Wulidian Mixed Use Project, Chongqing, PRC
Zhaomushan Mixed Use Project, Chongqing, PRC
Dongfeng Plaza (Eye of Spring), Kunming, PRC
Concept Planning in Luoyang, PRC
Tong Liang Central Commercial Avenue Project, Chongqing, PRC
Dadukou MixC, Chongqing, PRC
Mutazhai District Village Redevelopment Project, Xi’an, PRC
Beitang Commercial Retail Project, Wuxi, PRC
Ningguo Road Commercial Retail Project, Hefei PRC
Park Lane Manor, Shenyang, PRC 
Yuehaiwan Mixed-Use Development Project, Yinchuan, PRC 
Yubei Shengming Leisure City, Chongqing, PRC
Henggang Façade Design and Redevelopment Project, Shenzhen, PRC
Wulumuqi Mixed Use Project, PRC
Charm City, Kunming, PRC
Bloom World Block F, Chongqing, PRC
Real Estate College Library and Science Building Project, Chongqing, PRC