Hasbrouck Heights-based DMR Architects, in association with the Beijing, China-based Long On Group, has been invited by the government of Lishui City, China to participate in a design competition for a 24-acre site that is adjacent to a High-Speed Railway Station.
The project will transform the area into a tourism destination that will include hotels, retail, restaurants, entertainment, a gas station and public ground transportation.
Lloyd Rosenberg, President and CEO of DMR Architects and James Jao, the CEO of Long On Group, have a business relationship that dates to the 1980’s. The teaming opportunity and invitation to the RFP process is based largely on this relationship, as well as Mr. Rosenberg’s invitation to speak in front of 500 senior government and planning officials at the Qindongnan Conference on Preserving the Traditional Chinese Village.
The project would add to DMR’s already extensive portfolio of international work, which includes previous experience in China, as well as Nigeria, Romania and Costa Rica.
“Lloyd and DMR have been designing spaces throughout North Jersey’s Meadowlands Region, an area that has transformed into a travel and tourism destination, over the past two decades,” James Jao, CEO, Long On Group, said. “We are proud to bring his expertise to this project, and believe his experience within a region that is reaching its full potential will be invaluable to the Lishui City project.”
“The Lishui government is very wise to recognize that its new train station, and its reputation as an ecotourism destination complemented by a new entertainment district will create an economic driver, as well as jobs for the entire region,” said Mr. Rosenberg. “We are honored to be invited to participate and look forward to incorporating the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape into our design.”
This article was originally featured on Meadowlands USA.