Semi completed her Part I at Newcastle University, where her graduate project focused on religious architecture represented through hand-drawn ink drawings and cast models. She is interested in the emotive effect of spaces, and analogue drawing/modelling styles formed from iterative testing and experimentation.
After graduating, Semi worked at Dezeen within the Awards, digital and editorial teams. Through her editorial role, she covered stories across architecture, interiors, design and fashion, with an active interest in promoting the work of east Asian architects and designers.
She joined Denizen Works in January 2020, where she will stay during her practice placement at the LSA. She is working on projects in England and Scotland, including private homes and an ecology centre on a highly sensitive site, and planning a new work-experience scheme for students in the local community.
Alongside her practice and studies, Semi is part of the team at Involved Magazine.