Shiyao Liu joined Marcus Gleysteen Architects as a designer in 2020.
She is originally from Beijing, a historical city in China, which gave rise to her interests in traditional architecture.
After receiving a Bachelor Degree of Architecture from South China University of Technology in 2014, Shiyao studied at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and graduated in 2016 with a Master Degree of Architecture in Urban Design. She has experience on various higher education and residential projects and has finally found her passion in designing homes. She believes design should be human-centered and that architectural spaces are the containers for memories.
Shiyao now lives in Somerville with her husband and two cats. In her free time, she loves drawing and craft home decor.