We are SCB

Tingting Peng

How did you end up at SCB?

I started my career in a small university town, but I am in love with cities and Chicago is my top choice. I like the Chicago city scale, the various high-rises in the downtown area and the Michigan lake! Then I moved. When I was looking for a job, SCB opened the door for me. I knew this office when I was in school. I was so impressed by their high-rise portfolios, I applied with no doubts. I got my interview, everything went smoothly. I still remember the excitement when I received my offer! I guess I am lucky.

How long have you been at SCB?

1 year

What initially attracted you to study design or pursue a career in design?

I don’t know… but I realized designing is the only thing I can sit there for hours without getting distracted.

What projects are you currently working on?

Two high-rise apartment buildings, one is in Gold Coast, Chicago, the other is in River West, Chicago.

What is the most interesting thing you have worked on in the past couple of weeks?

I joined the SCB “Canstruction” team and we won the “Best Meal” prize! I heard about this event and saw the images from social media before I joined SCB. I was questioning and interested about how they build and how many cans they need. And these questions were all solved in this event this year! Thanks for the SCB organizers!

What does a typical day look like for you?

My day starts with Metra or driving to the office. I choose to stay in design team, so my normal office day is filled with bunch of modeling and image processing software. I enjoy working with plans and models at the same time, which makes me feel a sense of accomplishment.  We meet with clients occasionally. We refine our building design after each meeting. It’s glad to see we are making our design progress with time. After work, I sometimes end up with a quick workout on the fifth floor or go straight home join my family.