My name is Lu Liu. I received the M.Arch Post Professional Degree in PennDesign from UPenn. I also have a 5-year bachelor degree of Architecture in Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. From over 6 years study and 3 internship experiences, I developed the design sense and ability with strong software skills.
I am fortunate to be an architecture designer which can express my attitude towards life. I think design can bring people more creativity and comfort. It’s my initial reason of learning Architecture and it always lives in my mind. From my study experience, I learned how to design different kinds of space and how to use different space to express the design idea, which requires strong control to keep the design within a clear direction. Design thinking exists in space trough form and detail. The angles and ratios between roofs, floors, façades, even the materials or any details in architecture can influence the atmosphere of architecture which in return influences people’s experience subsequently.
From the professional experience, I learned the process of how to find balance between ideal and practice. Learning the construction process, detail drawing and building even the expense of construction, helps me to understand architecture in practical level. They can also be the base of decision making. During the intern in Urban Office Architecture, I learned how to design combining with client thinking, how to design details of the roof, windows, staircases to solve practical problem like drainage, insulation. The connection of layer in the detail can also be designed to achieve whole idea and express the aesthetic sense. I also learned that every design trail is the component of designing data bank, which can be used in different project.
For me, the most important thing is always learning. Architecture is a reflection of the remix society, which needs designer to absolve complex aspect information, but at the same time, clarify problems and maintain a clear direction. Last but not least, architecture is always attractive to me. I have the strong enthusiasm to learn and spent my time on designing and drawing with my initial intense towards architecture and my life.
Urban Office Architecture: Principal Designer: Carlo Enzo, New York, Intern
Jersy House (Design, Model Building, Drawing)
Tongji Architectural Design(Group) Co., Ltd, Shanghai, CN, Intern
Teaching Building at Minzu University of China
(Modeling Building, Drawing)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Post-professional in Design