An architect in the Washington DC office, Wen has contributed to several award-winning projects, including the 901 K Street Building, the firm’s first office to showcase its "Workplace of the Future" design standards. Wen particularly relishes projects that demand "an integrated design solution, which includes planning, architectural, interior and landscape design," he says. "These are the opportunities to maximize the power of design and shape a better life for residents and citizens." Wen says he proudly advocates the SmithGroup mission. "It focuses on three essential aspects: places, environment and human spirit. This is an accurate representation of what we do." At home, Wen relaxes with Chinese ink and brush painting. And when he’s just been assigned a big new project? "I take a deep breath, open a bottle of wine, turn on the music and begin envisioning."