Jing Liu is principal of Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu (SO - IL). A native of China, she received her education in China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, concluding with a Master of Architecture from Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans. Prior to founding SO - IL, Liu worked at New York based Kohn Pedersen Fox and Starwood. SO-IL is an idea driven design office founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008. With a global reach, it brings together extensive experience from the fields of architecture, academia and the arts. A creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process, SO-IL approaches projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor fueled by a strong commitment to realizing their ideas in the world. The firm has worked on an array of projects ranging in scale from the master plan of a cultural campus in Shanghai, China to a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum. Recent projects include a temporary classroom for the Whitney Museum, student housing in Athens, Greece, a park pavilion in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and a community center on the Belgian coast.The work has received numerous awards, including the MoMAPS1 Young Architects Program and the AIA Young Practices Award. The work of SO-IL has been prominently published and exhibited internationally.