Xiao (Monica) Liu
The intersection of art and science—or beauty and logic—in architecture and design greatly appeals to Xiao. She strives to preserve that balance throughout the entire design process, from concept to schematics to renderings to construction. She’s particularly proud of her work on the Beijing Chengjian–Xuehua Competition, the Zhongwei–Xiamen JuanYanChang, and the Vanke Tianjin–Emerald Avenue projects. She cites SANAA co-founder Kazuyo Sejima as a role model, both as an architect and as a woman.