People buy based on emotion and justify it with logic.


We all have driven past a community gate or through the front door of a home and it made us pause and say wow. The space and details stir up memories or it is touching in some way.  When asked, we cannot always explain why we love it but we know we do.  Designing communities that make this emotional connection through human centered design is why WA360 exists.

Over the years I have worked with a variety of design firms and builders of residential communities in the US and China. Too often the designs work and satisfy the functional and logical project needs, such as program and budgets, but never really reach beyond these to an emotional level that motivates buyers. Unique custom designed projects manage to touch us but why not larger scale communities that impact so many more lives? Maybe it is the fast pace of the development process or the need to keep projects moving through a large office. What ever the reason, I was troubled by this missed opportunity and launched WA360 to bring custom level thinking and focus to this important market.





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-Longhu Chongqing

John Bigot, AIA

    John Bigot, AIA


    John Bigot is the President and Chief Designer of WA360 and for over 20 years has helped developers raise the design level of their communities and grow their business.  Mr. Bigot manages the firm and personally oversees all design work. His award -winning designs have been acknowledged in the USA and China including AIA, Gold Nugget Merits, and Times House awards.

    John is widely considered one of the most creative and successful designers of high-end communities.  His clients build distinctive projects that buyers are passionate about and include influential builders such as Longfor, Sino Ocean, and many more. Over his career, his design ability created projects that have become benchmarks in the market such as the Summer Palace in Beijing, and Zhaomu Hill in Chongqing.

    John is a graduate of the highly rated architecture school at the University of Oregon.  After graduation, he began his career in Orange County, California designing for leading homebuilders in the USA and China. He saw a need for a design process focused on the needs of premium developers in China and founded WA360 to help builders be confident their designs would satisfy the high expectations of the luxury buyer.

    Associations include:

    American Institute of Architects
    National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
    Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
    Retained Architect with the University of Oregon


    Award winning architect John Bigot personally creates each project and controls, supervises, and guides everything from the concept design to the construction site. His commitment creates a great finished project.


    John has over 20 years of design experience in China and the USA which gives him a deep understanding of the buyers and the market. His designs sell.


    John has cooperated with large mainstream developers in China to create successful and award winning projects  including designs which became the benchmark of villa architecture in China.


    This is a firm with a great service attitude. They do their best to meet client requirements, and at the same time, maintain high design standards. Communication is great.  They have our trust to keep the schedule and fulfill the contract.

    −Deer Valley

    WA360’s professionalism is most amazing and notable. Mr. John Bigot, as both President and Chief Designer, always treats his projects as super fine art work, would refine them over and over to achieve perfection and uniqueness in both style and detail; he treats his clients like family, always goes extra miles for them and provides extaordinary customer service. Those who have engaged business with WA360 are always very impressed.

    −Dragon Palace

    WA360 is a firm that searches for the perfect design.  They bring high design quality, a good service attitude, and a quick response to our needs.

    −Shanghai Xincheng


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