Xu Zhang


Education: Master of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg & WAAC, VA

Xu has had a passion for architecture since she was a little girl. She especially enjoys making physical/hand-made models of houses, and at the age of 16 was heavily involved with the redesign and renovation process of her family home. After receiving her degree in engineering/ automobile design in China, she decided to chase her dream of being an architect, and moved to the United States to study architecture at Virginia Tech.  After graduating, Xu gained experience working at a firm specializing in commercial interior architecture.

Xu joined the W|Y Team in November 2021 as an aspiring architect and current designer.  Her responsibilities include design assistance, 3D modeling, preparing design presentations, and creating construction drawings for residential and commercial projects.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her cat and friends. She likes outdoor activities as well as playing piano and ukulele. Xu’s top goal for her first winter in Truckee is to learn how to snowboard.