Irene loves to solve puzzles and problems, which is why she has thrived in the field of architecture for more than 30 years. She particularly enjoys addressing challenges of complex building types, logistics, phasing, and master-planning. On core-and-shell projects, she specializes in the detailing of exterior envelopes, selecting materials that both enhance a structure’s appearance and the efficacy of its engineering.
In her role at SGA, which she joined in November 2020, Irene works on a variety of large-scale commissions across several industries, including life sciences. Previously, she served as a project architect at CBT, where she spent 23 years. During her tenure there, she focused on multifamily and academic projects.
Irene received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. In her spare time, she hikes around the Boston area, practices yoga, cooks meals inspired by America’s Test Kitchen, tackles crosswords and other puzzles, and travels. Her parents live in Taiwan and her sister-in-law lives in Australia, so her family tradition is to meet somewhere in the middle.