Shuo believes a design’s details are critical to creating highly functional and meaningful architecture. Her interest in community-focused design embraces art, history and the individual stories of users and occupants.
Favorite Duda|Paine project?
Duke Integrative Medicine, Winter Park Wellness.
They are both architecture that helps people achieve better mental and physical health. Indoor and outdoor space work together to create an experience for users that is pleasant, refreshing and healing. Extensive research into color, texture and materiality informed the selection of details and finishes to enhance that experience.
What attracted you to the architectural field?
As soon as I was told that architects study the relationship between space and peoples’ individual stories, I was in. I love to see how things are put together.
What aspect of your job are you most motivated by?
I enjoy seeing a project grow from nothing to a place where life happens. It’s very fulfilling, especially when a building or space is occupied by people who appreciate the process of design or who give feedback on the process and result.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I believe if we design space to frame people’s lives, we create a better world.