While studying Urban Planning as an undergraduate in China, Xibei found herself most passionate about creating meaningful public spaces, which led her to pursue graduate studies in Landscape Architecture in the United States. She believes that well-conceived, meaningful public space has the potential to engender tremendous joy and contribute to the formation of important memories for people and their families. At its best, great public spaces can also act as a catalyst that ultimately have a transformative effect on the city around them.
After moving to the Washington, DC area, Xibei found a resonance between LAB's design philosophy and her own approach and interests. As a Chinese national who has travelled broadly, she brings a unique perspective to her design work and the LAB team in general. Xibei has worked on projects of various types and scales including District Wharf Fish Market, Marvin Gaye Recreational Center, Southwest Library, The Apollo, The Social at Hilton Headquarters, and 1315 Clifton Street in Northwest DC.
Xibei obtained an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning from Soochow University in China, and graduated with dual Masters Degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning from Auburn's School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (APLA). Xibei has travelled and studied in Rome and New Mexico, won SIGMA LAMBDA ALPHA Honor Society Award 2012 and Second Place of 2013 APA Alabama Chapter Student Design Competition. Before she moved to DC, Xibei worked at AECOM Shanghai and worked with David Hill from D.I.R.T. studio. In her spare time, Xibei likes to travel and make pottery.
Xibei joined LAB in 2013.