Quan Yin

May 14, 2019

B+H Catalyst Talent Program 2019 Participant

Role: Landscape Architect

Studio: Shanghai

How would you describe your role at B+H?

A landscape architect in Shanghai Studio

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Finding the common ground among different parties

What inspires you?

Social media, history, nature

What are you passionate about outside of work?


What is a personal accomplishment you are proud of and why?

Learned swimming, water used to scare me

Who is a person you admire and why?

My late grandfather, for his great sense of humor

Best place you’ve ever visited?

Austin, Texas

What do you love about the city where you live now?

Food delivery around midnight

Did you ever have a nickname?

Yes – Vanilla, Quan means an ancient herb in Chinese but later it confused most Starbucks baristas

What are some things that make you happy?

Books, Lady Gaga, guacamole

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“not only…(but) also…”

Who is your favorite fictional character and why?

Hawkeye, he’s very sharp

What is your greatest hidden talent?

A good memory

What talent do you wish you had?


How would you describe your approach to life?

“Roll with the punches”

If you weren’t a designer, what would you be doing?

A writer or cook

Fork or Spoon?

Spoon, I couldn’t use chopsticks correctly

Pen or keyboard?

Pen, still hand write letters when possible

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate flavored everything

Dogs or Cats?

Dogs, better be Pomeranian

What is it that you hope to learn or develop by being part of The Catalyst Program?

Management skills

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