Architecture is obliged to exceed the obvious role of shelter. An extraordinary design takes on the responsibility of bringing positive influence to our society and environment. I was born and raised in Chengdu, China, where my family inspired me to be a responsible, open-minded, and respective person. After five years of study in the United States, I graduated from University of Kansas in 2017 with a Master of Architecture and joined the Neumann Monson team. I like to explore my creativity through painting and photography, and I wish I had more time to devote to ceramic making, as I enjoy the process of crafting things.
What do you do in your spare time?
Painting, Traveling, Cat loving.
What makes Iowa unique?
In my short period of experience, I have really enjoyed Iowa's environment. Nice and friendly people here. Last summer I joined the Neumann Monson annual canoe trip; I really enjoyed the trip and the beautiful landscape in North East Iowa.
What does NM do well?
At Neumann Monson, there is a strong desire to discover good design which inspired me... I really enjoy working with people who are passionate towards quality design. The work environment is very positive and people inspire each other.
Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés (Paris)
University of Kansas (MArch)