Mr. Kyle Chan has over 17 years of experience in the architectural field and has been a licensed architect since 2008. He has participated in and completed a wide range of projects including commercial shell buildings, retail, office tenant improvements, and new residential homes and remodels. His notable projects include Town & Country Shopping Center, Panda Express and the AT&T retail store, all of which are located in Palo Alto, CA. His area of focus right now are custom single family houses and remodels.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kyle moved to the US to study architecture in 1996. He was educated at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) and Cornell University. During his time at Cornell, he travelled throughout Europe and studied in Rome for half a year. In 2003, after graduating from Cornell with a professional degree in architecture, he moved to the Bay Area, practicing architecture with renowned firms in the Palo Alto area.
Kyle has worked with different municipalities, from the East Bay to peninsula cities. He is specifically knowledgeable in the cities of San Jose and Cupertino.
Kyle's philosophy is that a building should represent a client's vision, lifestyle, and everyday needs. He believes that a great project requires clear communication between the client, the architect and the contractor. Besides designing great buildings, his mission is to guide and educate his clients through the entire construction process to minimize any miscommunications with the contractor.
Kyle actively participates in local church planning projects, including his own church in Milpitas. He is currently a project architect for a new church planting project in Tracy, and providing advices to various churches throughout the Bay Area.
He is passionate about music and the arts, especially sketching. Kyle was a music leader in a local church in Milpitas for ten years, and is currently a guitar teacher and mentor for his church and his neighborhood. He is also interested in traveling to observe different culture and lifestyle.
Kyle is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.