Bachelor of Architecture, UT Austin (anticipated 2018)
Fiona was born in Hong Kong, and she is currently studying abroad in Austin, Texas to pursue an education in architecture. She is fascinated by the potential of architecture to touch the hearts of its users/occupants. She presently enrolls in the Honors Bachelor Design Studio at the University of Texas at Austin, exploring the topic of how factory designs can make positive impact on workers’ lives.
During working hours, she loves making models, drawings and renderings. Passionate about inspiring a diverse audience by giving talks about architecture, she regularly gives speeches as a member of the Toastmasters public speaking club of Austin to inform the general public with the importance of design.
She has many global experiences related to architecture. She has studied at Architecture Association of London for one summer on the re-use of abandoned buildings. She volunteered with Architectural Brigades in Panama to build a greenhouse for environmental education. She is currently collaborating with her father on the design of a fabric printing factory in Shaoxin, China.
Her design work has been exhibited and awarded, including at an AIA Dallas exhibition, and with two Design Excellence Awards at The University of Texas (only one was awarded in her class). While at school, Fiona was a teaching assistant for Summer Academy, a program that introduces high school students to the field of architecture and inspires them to create.