Shaohua Di is the founding principal in PRAXiS¬†d'ARCHITECTURE. She graduated from Tianjin University with a B.Arch and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an M.Arch and a S.March.S in Urbanism. In 2003, she received Frances Ward Chandler Prize from MIT. Her design adopts an ingenious and harmonious approach to integrate architecture and its surroundings based on her understandings of the site's cultural and physical context. She strive to create extraordinary spatial experiences by using economic, eco-friendly and local materials through available means of construction. Regardless of project scale, she seeks to fully realize architecture's practical values while fulfilling it with spirit. PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE's work has been widely published, and received many awards including 2019 WAN Bauhaus Gold Prize, 2019 Master Architecture Prize Firm of the Year awards, 2016 WIN final winner for Retail space under 200„é°, etc.