Xinyu is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master of Architecture II degree at Princeton University. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture as well as a minor in Environmental Studies from Rice University. She is certificated as a LEED Green Associate.
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Xinyu worked as a curator for the Architecture Society at Rice, and has successfully hold the RSA (Rice School of Architecture) open house as well as the Archi-Arts party. She was also a photographer for the Rice Thresher, and an editor for PLAT 9.5.
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Xinyu worked for Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris / New York from 2019 to 2020, during which she participated in a residential project through early DD phase to late CD phase. She worked at AZL Architects in the summer of 2018, and at ISOZAKI + HuQian Partners in the summer of 2017. 
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Xinyu sees herself as an aspiring designer and amateur writer, who occasionally takes on the role of a curator or a travel photographer. She is generally interested in architecture / urbanism from Claude-Nicolas Ledoux to the very contemporary, and especially obsessed with the effects of an image-laden media milieu on architectural production today.
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Portfolio: for PDF portfolio please contact me at xinyu.cecilia.chen@outlook.com
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