Hailing from Yantai, China on the country’s eastern coast, Tao majored in Environmental Design at the Beijing Forestry University. It was his love for landscape design, however, that eventually led him to the United States to pursue a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. He especially enjoys the connection that landscape designers have, not only to the design itself, but with the users of the space, as well.
An avid collector of Jordan sneakers, Tao enjoys fashion design, as well as learning about art, music, and film. As a newcomer to Chicago, he spends his free time taking in the architecture and public spaces, restaurants, and art museums.