Danning Niu
Design Portfolio


I am Danning Niu, a designer with an interest in adaptive-reuse and narrative design.

I design interior spaces with an integral approach. My process begins with understanding the existing structures and their contexts. Bridging historical thinking and modern sensibility, I discover meaningful narratives and let them unfold through nuanced and creative design.

I believe good spaces are balanced and mutilayered. I hope to continue creating work that is functional, beautiful, and brings people together.


Yale School of Architecture | M. Arch I Candidate Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program
    Brown University | B.F.A. Interior Studies - Adaptive Reuse
    Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) | B.A. East Asian Studies 

Life in Transit

Kyoto - Shanghai - California - Rhode Island - New Haven 
I have lived a life that involved me traversing diverse linguistic and cultural realms. This experience helped me cultivate a sensitivity to different contexts and sparkled my interest in bridging separate domains with art and design.