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Shu (Claire) Wang

Throughout her life, Claire has lived, studied, and worked in five different cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Vancouver, Montreal, and New York. Her continuous exploration fostered a deep appreciation for city cultures, and urban structures.

After graduating from the school of architecture at McGill University, Claire started her career as a young architect in the New York based firm, Perkins Eastman. She participated in a variety of large-scale projects that included residential, retail, mix-use, office, senior living, and urban planning. She also undertook all roles to manage their design business with Chinese development companies, assisting in the winning of two major projects, the 1,258,000 sqft commercial mix-use development in Shanghai and the 495,000 sqft residential mix-use development in Qingdao, both of which are currently under construction. To further purse her dream of transforming urban landscapes and reinforcing communities, she moved to Beijing and joined China Vanke, the number one residential developer in the country. She worked closely with the director in the design management department, assisted in managing some of the most prominent real estate development projects in China, such as the 7,212,000 sqft mega residential development in the city of Yingkou.

At MIT, Claire looks forward to combining her architectural design skills with MIT’s practical real estate foundation with emphasis on real estate finance, investment and global development.

Claire loves to travel and is an excellent artist, in her spare time, she loves painting and photography; buildings and cityscapes around the world have been her recurring themes