Xuan Lan

Xuan Lan is a spatial practitioner and interaction designer. Her professional works focus on Human-Centered Design in the field of Built Environment, Urban Studies, User Experience, and User-Product Interaction.

Lan completed real projects in Urban Designs (DCI Design Group, AUD Design Consulting Inc), Interior Design and Renovation (Shehouse x AIRBNB, Manner Coffee), Architecture Design (Diatech Biotech Headquarter). She also gained work/internship experiences as a City Data Analyst (Citory tech), UX Design Consulting Assistant (One Pear), International Volunteer (EXPO Milano), Curatorial Assistant (Infrastructural Territory, OCAT Exhibition).

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Community Development, Graphic Representation, Infrastructure Systems, Machine Learning, Planning Management, Prototyping, Urban Design, Urban Information, Technology, and Media and Analytics, Visualization


2020 - Present
Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA
2017 - 2020
Master of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
2014 - 2015
Exchange Student of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
2012 - 2017
Bachelor of Architecture, Hunan University, Changsha, China

Academic Experience

2017 - 2018
Teaching Assistant of Lectures on Frontiers of Architecture: Craft , Tongji University, Shanghai, China
2018 - 2018
Curatorial Assistant, Infrastructural Territory, OCAT Exhibition, Shanghai, China

Professional Experience

2020 - 2020
City Data Analyst Intern, Citorytech, Shanghai, China
2019 - 2019
Urban Design Intern, AUD Design Consulting Inc
2018 - 2018
Urban Design Intern, DCI Design Group International
2018 - 2018
Lead Interior Architect, SHE HOUSE, Shanghai, China
2018 - 2018
Assistant Architect , Diatech Biotech Headquarter, Chongqin, China


2020 - 2021
MIT Graduate Fellowship , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA
2015 - 2015
National Scholarship for Excellent Overseas Students , China Scholarship Council
2018 - 2018
First Prize, AIM B&B Design Competition for the South of Wuxiang Mountain
2017 - 2017
Third Prize, Concept Planning Scheme of Luokou Town
2016 - 2016
Honorable Mention of Student Group, International Shopping Plaza Concept Design Competition
2016 - 2016
Second Prize, NIHON SEKKEI Award: Future, Exchange, Environment Design Competition
2015 - 2015
First Prize, SUNRISE Architecture Design Competition: Dialogue with Space-time