Jing (Rita) Gu was born in Shijiazhuang City, China and studied at the Hebi University of Architecture. She moved to the United States in 2019 to obtain her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. Rita’s most enjoyable project at Caldwell is the Bend Riverfront development in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She worked closely with the Director of Design and other team members allowing her to learn a great deal about workflow, structural details, and software efficiencies.
An interesting fact about Rita is that her grandfather is an architect and inspired her to follow the same path at a very early age. Rita believes architecture combines sense and sensibility blended together with art and technology.
Rita enjoys learning new things, working in a creative setting, and sharing traditional Chinese festival foods with others including mooncakes. Rita loves Latin dance! She is a member of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and practices every week, honing her skills in both international and American style dance.