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Master of Architecture,
Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Registered Architect: MA, TX


chin chin yao

senior associate

Chin Chin brings a broad range of experience in new construction and historic renovation projects, including academic performing arts, higher education, dormitory, library, and museum work throughout the Northeast.

She has contributed collaboratively through all phases of architectural practice from early master planning and developing conceptual design studies to leading consultant coordination and BIM management to construction documentation and administration.

Drawing from a research and science background in molecular biology, Chin Chin views design, from programming matrices to finishes patterning to facade materiality, as a series of integrated systems and networks. She seeks to problem solve through an iterative process of questioning, studying options, and refining strategies in order to carry out the unique design vision of each project and enhance clients’ missions.