Vanessa Liu

Vanessa Liu is a registered architect in California. She received a Master of Architecture from Kansas State University. She also attended Kansas City Design Center in Missouri, Santa Chiara Art Center in Italy and Sadie Valeri Atelier in California. She has successfully designed a wide range of project types and scales, ranging from high-end residential and commercial buildings, cultural and performance spaces, and large international sports complexes.


Prior to joining ISO Ideas, she was a project architect at BNIM Architects, HOK, Kerman Morris Architects, and Enspace. Some of the buildings she worked on include John F. Kennedy Museum Expansion in Washington D.C., Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts in New Jersey, Miami Dolphins Stadium in Florida, Cairo International FIFA Stadium in Egypt, and several high-end custom residences in San Francisco. Her design sensibilities are influenced by her keen interest in modern art, minimalism, nature, and travel.


Vanessa has received multiple recognitions, including “Emerging Professional of the Year” and “Design Excellence Honor Award” from American Institute of Architects and “Professional Honor Award” from American Society of Landscape Architects. As an advocate of sustainable design, she is accredited by the USGBC in all five LEED specialties. She is passionate about bringing value to her clients by designing beautiful, functional, and sustainable buildings.