Mr. Zhang is the founder of MZA architect firm. Before that, he was the president and chief architect at MG2 architect firm (a top-10 architect firm)
Mr. Zhang has over 30 years of experience in international design. His designed projects spread throughout the United States, China and the middle east. He has an in-depth research and reputation in the large complex urban planning and design, public buildings, commercial buildings, high buildings, environmental protection design, construction and culture, etc. His design work has received many awards. In addition to the contribution to the construction field, he is also actively involved in the Chinese community and the construction and exchange of the Chinese and American economy and culture, for instance, as the Director of the US-China Relations Council of Washington, under the efforts of his and many Chinese community leaders, the archway of Chinatown in Seattle was finally completed in 2003. Mr. Zhang has actively participated in the coordination and donation activities of community groups and was cordially received by the Chinese President Jingtao Hu and President Jinping Xi when they visited the United States in 2006 and 2015 respectively. Awards granted to Mr. Zhang include but not limited to: 2008 Top-10 Young Designers in the World, 2006 Top-20 Most Influential Designers, the China Landmark Award of the China Urban Development and Environment Research Center, Asian American Outstanding Pioneer Award.