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Jen Xu

Job Captain

M.Arch | University of California Berkeley

LEED Green Associate | 2015

Jen grew up in Changsha, China, where she received her bachelor’s degree in architecture. She moved to the U.S. in 2013 to complete her master’s degree at the University of California Berkeley.

While in college, Jen gained experience interning at various firms over her summer breaks, ranging from a large state-owned institute to a small design-oriented studio, to Pritzker Prize winning Architect Arata Isozaki’s firm in Shanghai.

Jen appreciates design because it requires understanding the client’s needs, stating the problem and finding the solution - a process that is applicable to many other disciplines and aspects of life. She’s also interested in how design affects people’s lifestyles and how good design can shape a better experience.