Tan Shao Xuan

Tan Shao Xuan

MA
Architectural Designer

In addition to attending Architecture school, Shao Xuan has a general interest in master-planning projects, implementing large scale design strategies to back up the narrative of his projects.

He is keen on the use of computational methods in his design process, often through the use of parametric design or translation of data analysis into visual graphics to help better inform his projects. Even with the use of computational tools, he believes that there is a need for balance between the use of these tools and manual design, requiring certain design decisions that have to be elegant yet sensible. The art of storytelling is then used to convey these analyses and design decisions in a cohesive narrative.

Joining Grant Associates in 2021 as his first career, Shao Xuan seeks to improve by not only sharing his knowledge of computational with others, but by also indulging his design methods in practical projects. He hopes to push the boundaries of design with the firm, seeking to explore new ways of designing and representation.