Francis Wu Design was established in 1998 in Seattle, Washington by Francis Wu, an American-trained architect with professional registration in the State of Missouri and State of Washington, USA. Mr. Wu Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with Master Degrees in Architecture and Construction Management. Prior to founding FWDesign (Shanghai) in 2004, he held the positions of Planning Director and General Manager in EEKA China; Concept Design Manager at Starbucks Coffee Seattle; Project Architect at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership (ZGF); Project Designer at PGAV Destinations . Throughout his 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Wu has worked on a broad range of building types, such as residential, commercial, research, and theme parks. He particularly specializes in hospitality design, and has been involved in every stage of hotel projects, including programming, planning, architectural design, interior design, construction, and operation handover. This thorough involvement and extensive experience in hospitality development makes FWD one of the best in the industry.