Born in a family with two generations of civil engineers, Yuzhou used to entertain himself by constructing small gardens in his mind from his father’s drawings. Growing up in a charming Chinese city, Hangzhou, he believes that the landscape can gradually influence people’s understanding towards the world. His landscape interests cover a range of scales and include both large-scale green infrastructure planning and small, intimate courtyard designs. He is also interested in investigating and researching new trends in landscape architecture, including parametric modeling and computational design. As a new member of the LAB team, Yuzhou has contributed to a number of LAB projects including the inventive redesign of Silver Spring Metro Plaza and a playful on-structure garden design at a downtown DC office building.
After graduating from Huazhong Agricultural University with a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture, Yuzhou decided to pursue a Master's Degree of Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. During his studies at Auburn, he further cultivated his sensitivity to the relationships among environment, community, and art. He also investigated potential new design opportunities that dredged materials offer by participating in the Resilient by Design Competition in the Bay Area and related research projects. Outside of work, he is usually immersed in classical guitar or Magic the Gathering.
Yuzhou joined LAB in 2018.