Xiaoxiao Wu

Instructor Adjunct

Xiaoxiao Wu is a practicing structural engineer and Associate at Guy Nordenson and Associates, a New York-based structural engineering firm. Having overseen the engineering of multiple complex and challenging projects in North America and worldwide, her strength lies in innovative solutions and integration of engineering with architecture. In close collaboration with architects and specialist fabricators, she seeks the best approach through rigorousness and communication. Her current projects include The Frick Collection Facility Expansion and Renovation in New York NY, the International African American Museum in Charleston SC and MIT Vassar Street Residence Hall in Cambridge MA.

Xiaoxiao holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, China (2014) and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2015). She is a licensed structural engineer in California.

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