Lin Shi is a Fellow of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space, and enrolled in the Master's Degree program for Construction Engineering & Management at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University. Before this, she obtained her bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering at Nanjing Agricultural University, which exposed her to both design and engineering disciplines.
Her interest in construction management started when she was taking a quality control course during her bachelor's study, and further developed when she was interning as an assistant cost estimator or the Hande Group Co., Ltd., which is located in Nanjing, China. During the internship, her primary mission was to be in charge of reviewing project budgets and preparing budget statements. Throughout the four-year undergraduate study and the one-and-a-half year internship, she exercised research, interpersonal, and motivational skills, and consistently contributed to team efforts and organizational improvements.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, Lin Shi participated in CBIPS research on the relation of the pandemic to the AEC Industry, mainly on the recovery from the pandemic and also participating in research with the "Ten Years After" theme, which discusses future housing, commercial space, and public space, based on the changes occasioned by COVID-19. During this research, her team is focusing on the topic of Green Buildings. She is also interested in historic infrastructure preservation.
Her research as a CBIPS 2021-2022 Fellow is focused on Construction Technology. She is participating, as well, in the CBIPS/AECOM Practicum.