Xiaobo focuses his efforts on special research projects, as well as our major research initiative, the Pebble Project. Working closely with our Director of Research and Pebble Project partners, planners, designers and other researchers, he examines the impact of the built environment on human behaviors and healthcare outcomes, evaluates the effects of evidence-based design innovations and disseminates research findings through presentations and publications.
Previously, Xiaobo worked as a senior researcher, conducting healthcare environment research at Karlsberger Companies. He also worked as an architect at East China Architectural Design & Research Institute and Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group. Xiaobo obtained his Ph.D in Architecture and a certificate in Health Systems and Design from Texas A&M University, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in architecture from Southeast University in Nanjing, China.