I am a graduate student in the M.Arch program at the University of Pennsylvania, and I am going to graduate in May, 2012. I have completed my 5-year bachelor's degree in Architecture in Tianjin University, China.
I am from China, know Chinese culture very well and once participated in some Chinese commercial projects, including hotels and campus buildings. During my undergraduate study in Tianjin University, I did several intensive construction working drawing with CAD in commercial projects and historical building preservation projects.
I am strong in modelling techniques, I excel in Rhino, grasshopper. Along with two other authors I have published a book titled “ Rhino and Grasshopper Parametric Design ”, which is an architectural textbook at colleges in China now.
I am also familiar with Adobe series, MS series, ArcGIS 10, and I also have some experience of writing scripts including Rhinoscripts, Processing to create a intelligent system for developing certain design concepts.
During my stay in PennDesign, I won an Honourable Mention Prize in the Evolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition.
I am quite active in Chinese young architect circle, and now act as one of the leaders in Chinese largest parametric architecture forum(NCF: http://www.ncf.5d6d.com). And along with some friends we set up a nationwide design group named ILIDA(http://ilida.weebly.com/). focusing on graphic Design, product design, architecture design, landscaping design.
My design philosophy comes from Laozi: "三十辐共一毂，当其无，有车之用。埏埴以为器，当其无，有器之用。凿户牖以为室，当其无，有室之用。故有之以为利，无之以为用." It means the space serves differently and affects differently according to different thoughts of different people. I believe a good architecture should concern more aspects and serve in the most appropriate way.
I am an adventurous girl and I love to try something different from what I normally do. I once was a part-time yoga teacher during my undergraduate years, and got an international professional yoga teacher certificate. I love travelling . During the stay in Bangladesh, not only I collected many useful data for my studio, but also I made lots of friends from Bangladesh, who supported a lot for my further researches and the following design for Bangladesh.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Architectural designer
FREE Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York, NY, US, Architect
dotA, Beijing, CN, Assistant Architect
Help to develop design concept and build concept models.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture