Bachelor of Architecture,Southeast University, Nanjing, China 1982

Ph. D in Architecture, Lund Institute of Technology, 1987, Lund, Sweden




"Expression of Architectural Form"

AIBC Annual Conference 2009, Vancouver BC


"New architecture"

Panelist at 1991 Administrative Conference

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), 1991, San Juan (USA)


"Identity in architecture"

The XVIIth International Union of Architects (UIA) Congress, 1990, Montreal


"Space, time and sprit"

The International Colloquium, tradition and technique in architecture of today, 1988 Les Treilles, France






Registered Architect in British Columbia




The second prize

National competition of theatre by Architectural Society of China, Design Bureau of committee for National Construction, Art Bureau of the Department of Culture, Design Bureau of the Main Bureau for National Construction Engineering, 1980




1985-86 Architect - Hans Asplund Arkitekt, Lund, Sweden

1987 Architect - Brup Edstrom Arkitekt Kontor, Simrisham, Sweden

1985, 1987 Toured Europe

1988 Staff architect - I. M. Pei and Partners, Architects and Planners

(Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners), New York

1989-91 Associate Professor - Tongji University, Shanghai

1991 Visiting professor - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska

1992-1996 Computer artist/CAD manager - Art Associates, Inc., Toledo, Ohio

1997-2004 Intern architect - Hanna, Ghobriel & Spencer, Ltd., Windsor, ON

2004-2005 Intern architect - Vijay Vasantgadkar Architect, Windsor, ON

2000-2005 Principal - Zhao & Chen, Windsor, Ontario

2006 Project manager / intern architect -Patrick Cotter Architect Ltd., Richmond, BC

2007 Architect - Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Vancouver, BC

2008-present Zhao XD Architect Ltd., Richmond, BC




"Record Drawing Name, Date, and Time", Dec. 1996 CADENCE

(The World's Largest Independent AutoCAD Magazine)

"Change Edge Visibility of 3Dface Nested in a Block", March, 1996 CADENCE

"Highlight Named Blocks", Jan. 1996 CADENCE

"Listing Nested Blocks", Sept. 1995 CADENCE

Spiral staircases made easy, June 1995 CADENCE

"On philosophy of architecture", 《建筑哲理论》 Shanghai Science and Technology Book

Publishing House, 1991, Shanghai

"Semantic descriptions of architectural form: Comparisons between east & west, traditional & modern architecture", Journal of Time Architecture, 1991 N0.2 建筑风格的语义描述和分析:中西古今建筑文化比较, 《时代建筑》1991年 第2期

"Attributions of architectural form", Lund Institute of Technology, 1987, Sweden