Ying Luo

New Haven, CT

I’m a designer and maker who values inclusion and the environment. Born to a mathematician mother and a landscape architect father, I grew up in Chengdu, China. I’m inspired by my mother’s tenacity to make her own path in a male-dominated field, and I’m influenced by my father’s commitment to the protection of nature in his works.


I choose architecture as a vehicle through which my creativity makes tangible impacts for a better world. My research and design interests range from green building technology, materials, construction to public spaces and urban ecology. Currently I live in New Haven, pursuing my professional masters degree at Yale School of Architecture. I can be found out on my bike or on a run, tinkering things in the wood shop, attempting to care for my garden and plants, and sketching out my newest vegetarian recipes.



2020 - present

Yale School of Architecture

M Arch I Candidate

2015 - 2019

University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Architecture with Distinction

Summa Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Minor in Fine Arts



2019 - 2020

HDR Philadelphia

On-site construction administration at Patient Pavilion for Penn Medicine.

On team of HCD Breaking Through Healthcare Design Competition whose proposal is among the finalists.


Studio Dali Architects

Design proposal for a hotel in the Daliang Mountains in Sichuan Province, China.



Urban Studies Summer Fellow at Yale Architecture

Research assistant to Dr. Elihu Rubin on the Industrial Heritage Trail in New Haven.

2016 - 2017

Monument Lab Digital Scholarship Fellow at Penn Libraries

Digital scholarship fellow for the Monument Lab.


Urban Resilience Research at Penn City and Regional Planning

Research assistant to Dr. Stefan Al on his 2019 book Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies.