ADRIAN CHAN
DESIGN & RESEARCH
OFFICE

ADRIAN CHAN
DESIGN &
RESEARCH OFFICE

INGENUITY IN THE REALM
OF THE INTERIOR

ABOUT

STUDIO PROCESS EXPERIENCE CAREERS
  • STUDIO
  • PROCESS
  • EXPERIENCE
  • CAREERS

Adrian Chan Design & Research Office (ADRO) is an award-winning, critical interiors practice. The studio sees physical, economic, or societal constraints as start-off points for exploration and experimentation. The design process is evidence-based, while the style has a minimalist emphasis, with a contemporary international flavor.

Our team of collaborators have completed both commercial and residential projects in the US, Hong Kong and Japan that are informed by the human condition, neuro-aesthetics, history and local and international contextual narratives.

FOUNDER

Prior to founding the studio, Adrian held positions at international architecture and hospitality design firms Hirsch Bedner Associates/HBA, Rockwell Group and Cannon Design where his experience covered 5-star hotels and resorts (Waldorf Astoria, Hilton), luxury single/multi-family homes, offices, and university buildings. He has an M.S. Interior Design from Pratt Institute, G.D. Interior Design from Chelsea College of Art (University of the Arts London) and a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.

STAGE 1
ENGAGEMENT

We establish our vision for the project based on an in-depth interview with the client and a review of the site. We also offer some initial ideas based on the findings.

STAGE 2
SCHEMATIC

Once the project is commissioned, we prepare a conceptual presentation showcasing our design stance and initial ideas. At the end of this phase, we provide you with a visual direction for the look and feel of our designs using a selection of images and materials.

STAGE 3
SITE SURVEY

Through the initial site visit, we take note of existing conditions and make precise measurements. If you are unable to provide drawings of the existing conditions, we will produce a complete floorplan.

STAGE 4
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

We then develop schedules listing out all details regarding finishes, fixtures, and equipment, and provide comprehensive drawings of all construction items. We may provide photo-realistic renderings to give clients a clearer impression of the final outcome.

STAGE 5
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION

A full set of documentation is developed for construction purposes. The finishes and fixtures schedule are both finalised and issued in conjunction with the construction drawing package.

STAGE 6
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

ADRO provides support to ensure the price and proposed design outcome meet the expectations of all parties. We may also oversee contractor bidding. Once contractors are decided upon, we provide assistance through the construction process to ensure the outcome is as designed. We collaborate with suppliers and consultants, review shop drawings, and respond to queries as required. We schedule regular site inspection visits and quality control checks at the end.

STAGE 7
CURATION

Finally, we move on to the curatorial phase (which may commence earlier), where we select furniture and decorative lighting. We provide plans and a list of items to complete and complement the space along with a schedule nominating product name, manufacturer, finish, size, price and lead-time. We will then place orders, procure items and oversee delivery, or pass on the information for clients to purchase themselves. ADRO can include accessories and artworks upon request of the client.

We have experience over a range of typologies :
  • Apartments

  • Studios and Live-Work Spaces

  • Single-family houses

  • Multi-family developments

  • Workplace

  • Hospitality (Spas, Restaurants)

  • Education Facilities

We are always on the lookout for exceptional talent. Please contact info@adroffice.com for job-related enquiries.