waa is founded by British Registered Architects Di Zhang (Bartlett/UCL) in 2010.The practice was set up following many years of experiences of Di Zhang and founding partner Jack Young (Bartlett/UCL) working at international design firm Foster and Partners in London, gaining experience on many large scale projects most notably Masdar Development and Masdar Institute (UAE), Heathrow Airport Terminal Expansion and the Bloomberg European HQ (London).


Our office has a large demographic made up from many countries including the China, UK, Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong. We harvest a strong team participation in all projects rejecting the common myth of the sole master architect. Empowering members to specialize in aspects within each project.