Xiuyin is originally from Guangdong, China. After receiving a B.arch degree from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in 2016, she continued her education internationally by earning her master’s degree in architecture from the Texas Tech University in 2019.
Living and studying abroad has been an eye-opening and joyful experience due to all of the cultural differences she has experienced which has allowed her to think and design from different perspectives.
While at Texas Tech, Xiuyin was a graduate assistant for the construction class and worked on several residential projects as an intern for Professor Rafael Beneytez Duran, a Spanish registered Architect who has his own practice in Madrid. Through that experience, Xiuyin found herself passionate about residential design with a desire to work at a practice where she could build a stronger connection with her teammates to come up with unique design solutions.
Xiuyin enjoys creating art, oil paintings, ceramics, and Chinese calligraphy as a way to express her ideas. She started painting with watercolor while traveling in the West. One of her academic projects, The Last Last Landscape, was published in Texas Architect magazine in June of 2019.