ARES Partners was founded in 2007 in Shanghai. It begins with an insistence on design excellence and a belief of Architecture and Interior Design are inseparable. We believe that a small and professional practice will flourish outside the confines of a large corporation and provide better service to its clients.

The philosophy of the practice is to seek innovative and functional design solutions to each challenge. Through the rendering of space, light and natural materials complement a project's programmatic needs and spatial characteristics. In additions, urban context, building technology, craft and details along with meaningful client dialogue, work to meet the budget and schedule are all as primary parts of the process. We believe that authenticity, creativity and effective execution and proficient management are the keys to a successful project.


Helen Wang is the Founding Partner and Design Principal of ARES Partners since 2007. With close to twenty years of professional experience in Architectural and Interior Design, she has commanded a lead role on projects from design conceptual phase to construction completion. These projects range from institutional projects, commercial projects, Hospitality and residential works.

Before establishing Ares Partners in Shanghai, she worked as a senior designer in KPF New York office, senior designer in HLW Shanghai office and in DP Architects Singapore office.

With Ares Partners, She has been leading the company’s design and management activities in China. She is actively involved in all aspects of design process. Her work has encompassed a broad spectrum of projects include Yun Lu(Yun House) Boutique resort in Xinping, Holiday resort hotel in Zhejiang, Fine Arts Center for Children in New York, Sino-British College USST Campus expansion and renovation, office interior for One Center headquarter in Pudong, high-end retail as well as Museum and Art Gallery projects.