Shaohua Di is the founding principal in PRAXiS d' ARCHITECTURE. Before establishing her own practice, she worked as a senior designer in Perkins+Will and a client architect for Qianmen 23 renovation project in Beijing. She has been studio critic for Tianjing University, China Central Academy of Fine Arts and Dessau Institute of Architecture, and teaches a graduate architecture studio in Tianjin University. In 2019 she was featured by Austin William's book "New Chinese Architecture - Twenty Women Building the Future" published by Thames & Hudson London. She was invited as a judge for 2020 Word Architecture News Awards and 2021 Female Frontier Awards. PRAXiS d' ARCHITECTURE's work has been widely published and received many awards including, for recent ones, 2019 WAN Bauhaus Gold Prize, 2019 Master Architecture Prize Firm of the Year Awards, 2019 Chinese Architecture Design and Survey Awards, etc. Shaohua holds a B.Arch from Tianjin University and an M.Arch and a S.March.S in Urbanism from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she received Francis Ward Chandler Prize in 2003.