Yaxin CaoLandscape Designer
As a landscape designer at PLAT Studio, Yaxin has a deep interest in designing public space and natural environment. She believes good design comes from critical observation, rigorous analysis, and poetic representation. She is passionate about integrating nature into the design process and exploring the site’s ecological, cultural, and social context. She is open to learning new design thinking and methods.
Prior to joining PLAT Studio, Yaxin interned at !melk urban design and landscape architecture practice in New York. She has worked on projects ranging from site-specific design to large-scale urban planning. She also interned as an urban designer in Shanghai, China.
Yaxin received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with an Integrated Product Design Certificate. During her studies at graduate school, she worked as a teaching assistant for one year. She speaks fluent Mandarin and English. During her free time, Yaxin enjoys taking photos of architecture, playing the violin, and drawing.