Sherry came to New Zealand from Beijing where she worked as a mechanical engineer with the multi-national engineering and design company Arup Group. Knowing her mechanical engineering work experience would stand her in good stead, after arriving in New Zealand she studied and completed her Masters in Fire Engineering at Canterbury University.
Sherry says Origin’s reputation for sound leadership and a highly professional team attracted her in the first instance. While she enjoys all aspects of fire engineering, fire safety design, and passive fire, she is particularly interested in modelling simulations. Since starting with Origin, Sherry has been involved in a variety of projects including C/AS or C/VM2 design for new buildings or alterations of apartments, warehouses, shopping malls and educational institutions.
Sherry also holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional credential in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), signifying her knowledge and expertise in the building, design and construction of green buildings, and is testimony to her commitment to maximising occupant health and productivity through sustainable building practices.
“I believe the only way to do great work is to love what you do. I love my job, and I love to help people to find the solutions that are suitable for them. I enjoy a real sense of achievement when clients are satisfied with the specialised solutions I provide.”