As a Bay Area native who has witnessed sociocultural, economic, and environmental shifts in the region throughout her education and profession, Mu-Ping has developed a deep curiosity for exploring the complex forces that make up the evolving urban fabric. She strives to cultivate work driven by research, collaboration, and mindfulness in order to both empower local communities and foster sustainable cities.
Mu-Ping’s holistic approach to urban design stems from her experience with a wide range of project types at various scales. Previous projects include a revitalization of an underutilized site in Downtown Napa aiming to develop a multi-functional and diverse neighborhood integral to the entertainment district, an adaptive re-use of abandoned hangar buildings in the Historic Alameda Point Naval Air Station into a brewing and malting facility mixed with a light industrial commercial space, as well as the design of interior Apple retail environments with a heavy focus on brand and user experience.
Mu-Ping received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Design from the University of California, Berkeley.