Nan Yang is a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture, University of Liverpool (UoL), but based off-site at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). His research interest lies in contemporary vernacular architecture design research. Before his PhD study, he received MSc in Architecture from Delft University of Technology and BA (Hons) in Architecture from XJTLU/UoL with first class. He also has work experience in practice including a recent one at MVRDV. As an architect, Nan’s profile includes design and research projects in China, Netherlands and the UK. He was also accredited LEED AP, BD+C from USGBC in 2017, and taught in Soochow University as a guest tutor for Architectural studio from 2017 to 2018. He obtained RIBA Chartered Architect in 2021. He was also invited as a guest review for China Academy of Art, Kunming University of Science and Technology.