About us

Jean and Shan

CW2 / Architects are inspired by the act of making, drawing, and the craft and tectonics of construction. We are interested in translating the stories of people, places and the activities which shape spaces into physical form, through small scale interventions, buildings, landscape, teaching and research.

CW2/ Architects was founded in 2014 and has an emerging portfolio of well-regarded bespoke residential projects and gardens. Together, our expertise and experience spans across a broad range of scales and sectors, from the detailed design of residential buildings, galleries and exhibitions, to the design and construction of schools and public institutions. We also specialise in landscape for public and private sectors and public-realm design.

We provide design and consultancy services at all stages, including feasibility, planning, detailed design and construction supervision. We offer upfront advice to assist you in choosing the right design and direction for your project.

Our team

Jean Wang


Jean Wang is an architect and landscape designer educated at the Architectural Association and the University of Virginia. She has built work in Thailand, UK, and across America. She worked at award-winning practices in London, San Francisco, and Bangkok including Walters & Cohen Architects, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and A49 Architects. At Walters and Cohen Architects, Jean was project architect for Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat, Feltonfleet School, and Hampstead Heath Ladies’ Pond. Jean is engaged in higher education and academic research, and has taught at the Architectural Association and London Southbank University, where she held the Shoaib Rawat Fellowship in architectural design. She is currently teaching at London Metropolitan University and University of Westminster.

Wei Shan Chia


Wei Shan studied at The Bartlett, University College London where she graduated with a commendation for her thesis, and at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where she was awarded the HB Saint (William Bell) Scholarship and nominated for the RIBA President’s Bronze medal and graduated with first class honours. She has a range of experience working in both London and Shanghai. At Alison Brooks Architects, Wei Shan worked on various RIBA award winning projects and was project architect for the Stirling Prize shortlisted Newhall Development. Wei Shan has been actively involved with architectural education, lecturing on, and developing courses at the Hong Kong Design Institute, and has been a visiting critic at several universities. She currently teaches at the University of Sheffield.