Originally founded in New York, WEI architects (aka. ELEVATION WORKSHOP) established its Beijing office in 2009. As one of the most innovative and leading architecture firms in China, WEI architects has worked on projects of various scales. Positioned at the crossroads of art and architecture, WEI’s projects were featured in over fifty publications in over ten countries around the globe, including Time Architecture (China), Domus, Archdaily (U.S.), Dezeen (UK), FRAME (the Netherlands), Gestalten (Germany), and Rikuyosha (Japan). Several WEI’s projects have been nominated for international design awards. WEI received a competition award in 2009, the “People’s Choice” as well as the “Most Stunning Design of 2010” awards for the Rizhao Urban Planning Museum, Shandong Province. The “SongMax” store and showroom design was presented at the AIANY Interior Design Lecture series in 2014. WHY Hotel was awarded “the 2015 Best New Hotel”, “Hotel of the Year” and other international and domestic awards. WEI has been profiled and covered by many international media, including CBS News, People's Daily, China Economic Observer News, China Construction News, etc. One of WEI’s recent projects, Xiao Xi Jia (aka. Springstream House) has become one of the most featured renovation projects in the nation. It is also the awardee of RTF Sustainability Awards 2017.
WEI architects intends to derive its design concept from emotions in order to create an atmosphere-driven synergy that highlights the interaction between people and the built environment. WEI adopts the conceptual approach of creating a "Ubiquitous Space" (aka: suffused space) to outline a spatial parameter that encourages users to appreciate their own intuitive perceptions and maximizes their bodily experience. Using her exquisite perception, Na WEI stands for "emotive design". In the past 8 years, she continuously explored interactions and symbiosis between artistic conceptions of spaces and emotional experiences of user groups. She conceived of the "Ubiquitous Space" (aka: suffused space) that carries emotions and stimulates responses from people.