Inclusive Architectural Practice

Architect

China

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AWARDS

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Xiaoyi Ma is the founder and chief designer of Inclusive Architectural Practice (IAP), a graduate of Tsinghua University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a licensed architect in U.S. and a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA). Before founding IAP, Ms. Ma served as Partner and Managing Principle of KlingStubbins, a renowned architectural design company in U.S. (later as Jacobs). The design she led and participated in has been awarded by American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

As a designer and a mother of two children, Ms. Ma is dedicated in advocating learner-centered philosophy and strives to explore effective architectural solutions to create cutting-edge, adaptable, and versatile learning spaces for international schools and public schools, making transformation to future in educational and work spaces. IAP has become one of the pioneer design firms in education architecture.

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EDUCATION

2000-2002, ARCHITECTURE, MA, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CAMBRIDGE/USA
1994-1999, ARCHITECTURE, BA, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, BEIJING/CHINA

WORKING EXPERIENCES

KLINGSTUBBINS 2002-2014
INCLUSIVE ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE 2014-PRESENT

AWARDS AND PRIZES

SELECTED PROJECTS

Montage of Melodies

FUNCTION:

School

LOCATION:

China

YEAR:

2021

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

Montage of Melodies, a proactive interior design approach to renovate the International School of Beijing, aims to transform this leading K12 school to the cutting edge of learning environment by replacing the over-unified, solemn institutional building with a versatile, dynamic learning center empowered by variety of age-appropriate, program-centered communities. All learning communities are imagined as music melodies, composing a unique montage to activate new order of school environment.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

PHOTO CREDITS:

Xiaoyi Ma, Jiajia Wang, Pengfei Chen, Yan Xia, Yang Ming, Xuejiao Zhou, Chaoyi Meng, Weihui Yan, Renzheng Zhu, Jing Wang, Xiaoang Li, Xuan Zhang, Haining Gu, Jing Zhu, Jiayi Wu, Yajuan Li, Yue Zhao and Min Shao

COPYRIGHTS:

Inclusive Architectural Practice

Boxes and Yards

FUNCTION:

Primary School

LOCATION:

China

YEAR:

2021

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

A Story of Boxes and Yards showcases the first public school in China designed for Learning Anywhere Anytime, which breaks through the finger plan and cell plus bell classroom layout in a traditional school. It is also the first school building in Beijing built in accordance with Passive House Standards. Despite of tight budget, with a multi-dimensional, multi-center system of learning communities, this school with a history of a hundred years has turned into a School of 21st Century.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

Xiaoyi Ma, Pengfei Chen, Jiajia Wang, Yan Xia, Renzheng Zhu, Yang Ming, Xuejiao Zhou, Chaoyi Meng, Yue Zhao, Yue Wu, Jiequn Liang and Lei Bao

PHOTO CREDITS:

Inclusive Architectural Practice

COPYRIGHTS:

Collage of Melodies

FUNCTION:

International School

LOCATION:

China

YEAR:

2021

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

Collage of Melodies, a proactive architectural approach to expand and renovate the International School of Beijing, aims to motivate this leading K12 school to evolve to the cutting edge of learning environment. Enclosing variety of learning communities adaptable to student ages and learning programs, the expansion counterbalances and transforms the over-unified, solemn institution building to a versatile, dynamic education architecture with refreshing Collage of Art and Music Melodies.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

PHOTO CREDITS:

Xiaoyi Ma, Jiajia Wang, Pengfei Chen, Yan Xia, Yang Ming, Xuejiao Zhou, Chaoyi Meng, Weihui Yan, Renzheng Zhu, Jing Wang, Xiaoang Li, Xuan Zhang, Haining Gu, Jing Zhu, Jiayi Wu, Yajuan Li, Yue Zhao and Min Shao

COPYRIGHTS:

Inclusive Architectural Practice