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HLW Expands Leadership Team, Solidifying its Expertise in Utilizing Technology in Architecture and Design

Parul Dubey on December 16, 2021 - in News, People

The global architecture, design and planning firm hires Xiaoxuan Peng to further enhance data-driven solutions throughout its portfolios


New York  HLW has welcomed Xiaoxuan Peng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as the Director of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computational Design to enhance its cutting-edge technology and forward-thinking perspectives in architecture and design. His multidisciplinary expertise in technology and architecture will enable HLW and its clients to leverage new innovations to address local and global issues facing the industry in the decades to come. At a time when we are reimagining the built environment, Peng’s expertise advances the firm’s ability to ask and answer critical questions, drive data-informed decisions, and develop sustainable and accessible solutions.


“It’s no secret that architecture and design teams must rely on fresh perspectives and innovative techniques to thrive in the 21st century, so the firms that can clearly translate complex data streams into actionable insights, understand how to apply state-of-the-art software across various disciplines, and consistently push the boundaries of technology will truly stand out. Xiaoxuan brings a wealth of experience in new capabilities to HLW and a multidisciplinary approach to his work –– which will prove to be especially important amid this pivotal moment in our industry,” said Susan Boyle, Managing Director at HLW. 


Peng’s expertise with BIM and other cutting-edge software will comprehensively elevate HLW’s and its clients’ ability to understand and utilize the latest design, construction, building maintenance practices. Beyond saving money and time, BIM helps clients develop and operate developments more sustainability, and opens doors to implementing technologies that enhance user experience, including IoT products. Both a registered Architect and a certified developer, Peng has worked on global portfolios for a range of architecture firms, including a four-year tenure at AECOM. 


“As technology continues to push the boundaries of the function and sustainability of architecture, I’m excited to join a firm with such a broad portfolio and a commitment to innovation,” said Xiaoxuan Peng. “Through my role, I’ll work to make cutting-edge technologies more accessible to HLW’s clients and our various internal teams so that all stakeholders understand how solutions like BIM can practically enhance project delivery, execution, and performance.”


About HLW

HLW is a leading international full-service planning, architecture, and design firm that is building the future from skyscrapers, to the workplaces of today’s most cutting-edge companies. Sustaining a successful practice for over 130 years, HLW remains a strong, innovative, and progressive organization with a diverse portfolio of projects from broadcast and media, financial corporations, technology, academic institutions, and multi-family and mixed-use buildings. The firm’s mission is to question the norm, design with passion, and build what’s next. HLW is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Madison, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, Stamford, CT, London, and Shanghai. To learn more, please visit www.hlw.design

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