Mian enjoys designing spaces that create a sense of harmony and instill positive energy. She accomplishes these goals by carefully selecting finishes, materials, and colors that convey a strong first impression. The life sciences projects she undertakes at SGA benefit from this approach, which complements her work in conceptual design and production.
Previously Mian served for three years as a designer at Arrowstreet, where her portfolio included laboratories and K-12 schools.
Mian, who is from China, earned a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in architecture from Ohio State University. Outside of the office she pays close attention to real estate – one of her passions, spends time with her husband, and supervises her two cats: a senior female named Fleur and a young male named Algernon. This is not an easy task. Algernon likes to steal food from Fleur and requires constant monitoring.