Since joining Hawkins\Brown, Xuhong has worked on a wide range of projects in the education and residential sectors. She is passionate about how light, form, materiality and colour affect our temporal experience and use of spaces. She engages in research projects and delivers educational architecture workshops for children and young people to explore these topics.
Xuhong enjoys working closely with clients and users through all stages of projects, from conception to construction. She is committed to developing an in-depth understanding of their ambitions and needs, as well as leading design teams to ensure smooth project coordination and delivery. Alongside her project work, Xuhong leads the London studio’s involvement in the RIBA National Schools Programme to promote architectural education in primary and secondary schools.
Recently, Xuhong has undertaken a research project investigating creative design approaches to natural and artificial light in buildings to have a positive influence on occupant well-being, through conversations with different practitioners, case studies, digital modelling and real-life light tracking studies.
Xuhong completed her Part I at University of Edinburgh and her Masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Her thesis project proposes a landscape and architecture of sublime wilderness around disused clay quarries in Bedfordshire, challenging the relationship between buildings and their natural and man-made environments.