KRIS YAO | ARTECH is an Asia-based architectural firm with offices in Taipei and Shanghai. Kris Yao (Hon. FAIA) is the founding architect. The firm’s portfolio demonstrates years of practice in various architecture types, including offices, commercial, hospitality, cultural, educational, transportation, performing arts centers, residential, spiritual spaces, etc. The team’s design philosophy strives to achieve excellence in design, finding ways to employ innovative yet appropriate technologies to create poetic architectural spaces that integrate the cultural context, and the sense of scale and place.