Liven graduated from the Architecture Department of Shanghai University Fine Arts College and obtained a double bachelor's degree in Advertising. With over seven years working in a state-owned design institute, she gained project experience in the entire process, from conceptual design to construction documentation. As the youngest registered architect and project manager, Liven received the first and second prizes in the National Outstanding Survey & Design Award in both 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, Liven joined Safdie Architects as Senior Architect, working with Eric on the Chongqing Raffles City (RCCQ) mixed-use project. Her optimistic personality and solid professional knowledge earned unanimous recognition from clients and consulting teams. Liven accompanied Moshe Safdie whenever he visited China to conduct site visits and report to the government and clients. Liven orchestrated the material library for the office and was responsible for firm's China projects in construction administration and business development.
Facing new opportunities and challenges, Liven relocated to Canada and joined DIALOG DESIGN Toronto office in 2016. She participated in projects including the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Bayview Village Shopping Center, and the expansion of Seneca College. Through continuous learning and practice, she became a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) in 2018 and registered as an architect in Canada (OAA) in 2020.
Upon returning to Shanghai, Liven quickly delivered several renovation projects, including JW LAB and Kunshan Yushan Square Urban Renewal, and made outstanding contributions to the successful bid and contract award of the Jinwanli Industrial Park project with the Golden Bridge Group.
In 2023, Liven joined O&O as a Partner. She is responsible for overseeing the Shanghai studio and the firm's operations in mainland China.