Javier is a Director with extensive experience leading the architectural design and master planning of large scale mixed-use development projects, from both KPF’s London and New York offices. His global portfolio includes 14 million square feet of commercial developments in UK, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.
Javier leads the design of the 3 million square foot LJZ Four Lots development in Shanghai, part of a larger LJZ Qiantan development. The project includes the design of sixteen buildings, including an urban bridge spanning across three different city blocks. While retaining their own identity, the entire group of buildings maintains a cohesive idea.
His experience in master planning includes the planning of Yu Garden, where the Old City area of Shanghai is re-imagined as a new active heart of the city. Exuding a deep sense of history, the master plan generates a mixed-use character and livelihood that will reinvigorate the area.
Javier also served as Senior Designer for the Shanghai DreamCenter, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development and headquarters for CCTV in Shanghai; and Qiantan Center, a 3 million square foot office, retail and hotel mixed-use development.
Javier Roig has a wealth of tall building design experience. Prior to joining KPF, Javier was a Senior Designer with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects where he served as the Design Team Leader on 62 Buckingham Gate in London, East Winter Garden at Canary Wharf, North Quay Master Plan and Riverside South Master Plan in London, Torre Cristal in Madrid, which is the tallest building in Spain, Costanera Centre in Santiago, which is the tallest building in Latin America, and Ocean Financial Centre in Singapore, which is the first commercial development to received LEED Platinum rating in Asia.
Since 2014, Javier has also been leading KPF’s social outreach program in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity. During this time, the group has raised over $100,000 for families in need in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malawi and Zambia.
Javier was a speaker at several conferences in Spain and Argentina. He has also served as visiting design juror at Pratt Institute.