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The Office of Northwest LA Opens in Xi An, China

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On May 8th, 2018, the office of Northwest LA Studio office was officially opened in Xi An, China.

The Northwest LA Studio was founded in 2014 by Dr. Hui Liu, leader of Landscape Architecture Department of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), and Ms. Mei Sheng, Principal of ATA Architects & Planners.  Being a research-based design office, the Studio is supported by Northwest Landscape Institute in XAUAT, and ATA, the professional design firm.  Since then, the Studio has been working on eight projects Xi An and its surrounding areas.

The Studio is to bridge the gap between research and practice by establishing a collaborative team of designers, professors, graduate assistants, doctoral students and researchers.  Research findings are applied and tested in projects, and professional standards and careful management are ensured in each project.

Our Mission: Design for the Northwest of China.

Our ideas and approaches are deeply rooted from local culture, tradition and vernacular landscape.  We focus on the quality of design and the sustainability of the environment, and provide professional training and opportunities to young graduates and practitioners.

Key Project Types

  • Culture and history sensitive landscape construction and restoration
  • Ecological system planning and design in arid and semi-arid areas
  • Low Impact Developments and Green Urban System in Northwestern China.

At the night of the opening, the studio founders, office members and graduate students shared their experiences of professional growth.  Joy and excitements mixed with wine, cake, and candle lights.  The challenges and difficulties became stepping stones to future success.

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