Xinxin Shen

Xinxin Shen

Landscape Designer

Adeptly talented in visual representation, conceptual design, and construction documentation, Xinxin works alongside senior leaders to conceive and detail landscapes across a spectrum of project types. In a span of just two years, after graduating with Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Xinxin has helped RELM win several notable competitions including the $4 billion, 5,000 employee, Richards Boulevard complex in Sacramento for the Department of Government Services along with two of LAUSD’s largest modernization efforts: Ascot Elementary and Elizabeth Learning Center. Her documentation and construction administration skills are equally an asset. Xinxin plays a critical role in the adaptive reuse of a William Pereria creative office campus in Downtown Glendale scheduled to open late 2020. There, drawing reference to the region’s foothills, a trio of programmed ovular-shaped nests create opportunities to gather, play, and dine and help connect downtown Glendale to the city’s larger open space network. From competition to field work, Xinxin’s design acumen and rigor make her a rising talent within the studio.

EDUCATION
Masters of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, South China University of Technology, 2016

‘Designing landscapes in an urban context is like stage design. I look to create a proscenium for people to linger, for storylines unfold.’