As an architectural designer, Menglan Li contributes to Neeson Murcutt + Neille Architects' aspiration to create engaging and memorable architecture. Menglan has gained high-end residential, commercial, and cultural project experiences working at distinguished design practices in Sydney and New York City. She holds a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), where she is currently teaching.
As an instructor, Menglan has wide ranging experience teaching in person and online at both public and private institutions, including 6th graders at Hall School in Bridgeport, undergraduates at Yale College, graduate designers at the Yale School of Architecture, and both bachelor and master's students at UNSW.
As a freelance designer, Menglan researched the effects of COVID-19 in public schoolrooms in Brooklyn, creating playful spatial planning tools to aid NYC teachers with their lesson plans.
As a global citizen and migrant, Menglan was born in China, spent her childhood in Hungary, moved to Australia as a teen and lived in the United States while pursuing graduate studies at Yale. Menglan has recently returned to Sydney where she enjoys reading, sketching, and exploring the outdoors in her spare time.