YUAN THOMPSON

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASIA

Yuan joined Sybarite early in 2021 following her relocation from Beijing to London.

Previously, Yuan founded TM in Beijing with a client portfolio mainly focussed on retail shopping mall developments and renovations. Yuan was responsible across the entirety of her projects from conceptual designs, presentations, design development, construction documentation through to detailed administration.

Mall renovations and repositioning projects include: Beijing Shunyi, Beijing Anlian, ChengDu Jinbao Plaza, Xiamen Baixiang Hotel and Mall and a new retail masterplan for the mixed use Ningbo Precinct commercial development.

Work on Baoting Hilton Resort and Villa’s involved repositioning the 70,000m2 open air shopping mall in Xi’an. The focus was on contemporary art and culture. This led the architectural design of the guest rooms and spa for the five-star, 350 room, hotel on Hainan Island.

Prior to running her own successful practice, Yuan has delivered architecture and interior design for hospitality and 5-star hotels such as Marriott and Starwood, as well as complex, large-scale, multi-phased projects utilising the best sustainable practices.

Yuan’s extensive experience of mixed use, commercial retail, high-rise residential, education, large scale conference facilities, hotel/hospitality projects in China and overseas enhances Sybarite’s service offering to its clients. Yuan has a deep knowledge of retail trends, positioning, circulation analysis, operational management to help her clients maximise their investment.

  • Nationality
    Chinese
  • Education
    • 1997-2001
      Osaka International University, Japan
  • Experience
    • 2021+
      Sybarite, UK
    • 2015-2020
      TM Architecture and Interior Design Co., Ltd, China
    • 2015
      Spark Architects, China
    • 2014-2015
      Benoy, China
    • 2010-2014
      VOA Associates, USA