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Dandi Zhang

harvard university graduate school of design; iowa state university

Dandi is native to Beijing, China, but considers Ames, Iowa her second home due to attending Iowa State for architecture. One of her favorite childhood memories in Beijing is the hutongs, which are alleys formed by traditional courtyard compounds, and the restaurants, shops, and homes within them. The images of spending time in Beijing’s hutongs are still very clear in Dandi’s memory.