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Activation Capital

Richmond, VA

4 Years at SMBW


Phone: 804.622.2813

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Activation Capital

An Liu

Interior Designer

Visualization Expert

An Liu is an interior designer who thinks architecturally. He pays particular attention to the environmental impacts and the sensory experiences created by the materials used in his design. Beyond the form and construction details in each project, An is pursuing a deep connection between space and experience for his clients. Master of rendering and visualization, An’s abilities translate from computer to paper as he explores digital and watercolor drawings to realize design concepts for his clients.

Design Style

Context is key for An Liu, whose design solutions respond to each individual client's needs and the surroundings. He looks for inspiration everywhere- unique features of the site, historic context, nature, and personal experiences all inform his designs. Thinking sustainably, he utilizes strategies to reduce waste, reuse features and objects, and avoid the depletion of natural resources to help maintain an ecological balance with the built environment.

Hear From The Team

Our resident Swiss-army knife is a valuable and versatile addition to any team. His enthusiasm for good design is contagious. An is hardworking and positive teammate who brings a bold and thoughtful approach to his projects.

Why Design?

First an artist, then an exhibit designer, now an interior designer; An has found himself in the ideal career that relies on his strengths and interests- problem solving, experimentation, geometry, and story telling. He believes that space makes social connections and works to weave in stories into the environments he creates.

After Work, Find An...

Perfecting the ultimate Japanese ramen, exploring the great outdoors, creating art, and keeping in touch with his family in China.


Phone: 804.622.2813