Santong was born and raised in Qingdao, China, before moving to London at a young age. She earned her Scottish Masters degree in Architecture at The University of Edinburgh. Her dissertation, China’s Duplitecture: An Exploration of Replicas in Contemporary Chinese Architecture analysed the gap between Chinese and Western philosophical and social values in relation to the built environment.
Santong is currently working at IDOM as part of her LSA practice placement. She is eager to gain a better understanding of the city’s urban fabric and has a strong desire to investigate how architecture can be used as a catalyst for creating positive social impacts.
Outside architecture, you can catch her running her family’s sushi place or exploring the city with friends.