Shan Shao joined OKRA in 2019. She obtained a Master’s degree in landscape architecture (cum laude) at the Delft University of Technology. She received a nomination for the prestigious Archiprix NL in 2016. She states that there are always dynamic natural processes as an underlayer in both the urban and the natural context. As a highly motivated and experienced landscape architect, she has worked in landscape and urban design offices, both in China and the Netherlands. She specializes in large-scale landscape planning, eco-island and coastal defence and human-scale spatial quality design. Her representative projects at OKRA are the winning design for the coastal area of Shenshan Cooperation Zone in Shenzhen, China, and the preliminary design for Campus Rachelsmolen in Eindhoven. Before that, she was involved in the design for the transformation of the Afsluitdijk and the construction design of the Marker Wadden in the Netherlands.