Ming Zhang
Architecture, Pacific Northwest architects, Ming Zhang, MZA, MZA Architecture, Multi-family architecture, Office architecture design, Civic architecture design, Civic projects, Interior design, Retail building design, Master planning design, Bellevue architects, Seattle architects, Shanghai architects, Chinese architects, Award-winning architecture and design
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Ming Zhang



Ming Zhang is the founder of MZA Architecture. Before this, he was the president of MG2 Architecture, one of the largest Architectural design firm in US. In 16 years he has transformed it from a regional retail service firm to a global design firm.


Ming offers a special talent and creativity in the design of high imagery projects. That talent, combined with his special ability to address each client’s specific needs and respect for culture and context, earns him a distinguished reputation as a world class designer. With over 30 years of architectural experience in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, Ming’s design and planning experience encompasses a broad range of project types including mixed-use, retail, hospitality, office and residential. His influence has literally created a new image for major cities throughout China and the U.S.


Ming is a sought after speaker, particularly in the topics of smart and sustainable building design, high-rise building design, Urban Mixed-Use Development and overall culture and design. He has presented for organizations such as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the University of Washington, the American Institute of Architects, and several international architectural design conferences. He is also actively involved in the Asia American community and sit on the Board of Washington State China Relations Council.

I always start the design process with one question in mind: what will make people come to this place again and again?

Honors and Awards


The 2014 FAIA: The 2014 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated Ming Zhang to its prestigious College of Fellows. The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those few architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.


The 2008 Top 10 Emerging Designers as featured in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Magazine


The 2006 Top 20 Most Influential Designers in China Landmark Award from the Chinese Research Center for Urban Development and Environment


The 2004 Asian American “Living Pioneer” by the NW Asian Weekly Foundation





The American Institute of Architects Fellowship (FAIA)


Registered Architect in Washington, Nevada, New York


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


NAIOP (Commerical Real Estate Development Association), Washington State Chapter Member


LEED Accredited Professional

Project Experience


7th and Dearborn Tower

Seattle, Washington


9th and Howell Tower

Seattle, Washington


Mira II Tower

Bellevue, Washington


Hotel Indigo

Everett, Washington


ELEV8 Mixed-Use

Bellevue, Washington


1170 Republican

Seattle, Washington


Bellevue Towers*

Bellevue, Washington


Facebook Office Building 1101 Westlake Ave. – by Lake Union*

Seattle, Washington


Escala Tower*

Seattle, Washington


Redmond City Hall*

Redmond, Washington


Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center*

Tacoma, Washington


OCT Retail/Entertainment/Cultural Center

Haikou, China


Baoneng Zhengzhou Center

Zhengzhou, China


Hangzhou ZJJG North American Center*

Hangzhou, China


China Resource Mix-C*

Nantong, Kunshan, Taizhou, Wuhan, China


Suning Retail Centers*

Nanjing, Beijing, Shantou, and Chengdu, China


*Projects completed prior to joining MZA