Ailun Jin

Favorite Project & Why

University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex. The nestled screen wall wraps the building like a simple transparent glowing object, yet that itself reveals a sense of great complexity. It seems to reject conventional architectural elements while loudly asking visitors to step closer to figure it out. I find the transparency to be simultaneously charming yet very vulnerable, as it acts like a tunnel into another dimension, always arousing curiosity.

Favorite Thing About Your Job

It gives me a different set of eyes that let me look into the ideas and details of any surrounding environment. Sometimes it even helps me time travel via drawings and renderings.

Favorite Thing to Do

Basketball. Snorkeling. Adventurous outdoor activities.

Three Things You Can't Live Without

Nature, for discovery and adventure.
Community, for collaboration and for supporting each other.
New things in my life are a necessity!

Ailun Jin