Ziqing Nie received a Master’s Degree of science in advanced architectural design from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture at SCI-Arc. He has worked in various design firms in the USA and China with experiences in different phases, scales and types, including healthcare, commercial, infrastructure, education, residential, mixed-use, master planning and transportation projects. Ziqing’s works have won the ARCHITECT Studio Prize 2018 and published in ARCHITECT magazine. Ziqing is researching contemporary issues, speculating imaginativae and emancipatory solutions collaborated with advanced technology and effective theories, designing in a multidisciplinary way in terms of architecture, urban planning and other design related fields. As a “grounded visionary” he always thinks creatively regarding the disciplines, and local and global issues, in addition to making the visions a reality.