I am an architectural and urban designer with 7 years of experience, working on projects in Vietnam, France, Cambodia, China, and Canada. I earned my Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (post-professional) in 2021 from the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and Bachelor of Architecture (professional degree) in 2012 from the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas.
As a versatile designer, I often seek to connect my work with the society at large - be it an intimate room, a building, a neighborhood, or a metropolitan area. Within these boundaries, I have found my interest in the relationship between space and culture, and I am passionate about designs that value the social and cultural sustainability of the place. My working experiences in a variety of places and spatial scales have enriched my understanding of that topic and led to investigations that culminated in my graduate thesis, entitled Remaking place in Little Saigon: A proposal for the retention and evolution of the identity of an ethnic neighborhood in Vancouver, for which I received the SALA MASA Award.