I am Orange. I work as an urban planner/designer, and an architect.
As a young professional, I focus on improving the built environment to achieve sustainability and resiliency for the future generations. My design projects also aim to touch people from within to awake the deep connection with the nature and ourselves. During my study and work in China, Europe and the US, I have seen a variety of cities and urban life in tens of counties on the four continents. My graduate project, Retrofitting Carolina Urban Corridor, is to tackle Latin America urban problems. It was selected to exhibit at the Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture. As a planner in California, I participated in several corporate campus planning projects in Bay Area. I also worked on a regional vision in Utah, and other street design projects. My work in China includes historic urban core vision plan, and senior housing planning. As an architect, I love vernacular architecture and periodically take site visit to different villages to learn the local architecture history and the planning culture. All of these experience are serendipity which constantly inspire me to write and share the beautiful things we might have forgotten or neglected in our busy life. They are posted on my blog and shared on a Chinese social media.
I also paint a lot. My paintings can be found on the tab “Paintings” on this website. I do fun design projects, like the tea house. These, like planning and architecture, are all the things I love.