Jinu is a Senior People Flow Analyst within the Smart Space team at BuroHappold, with extensive technical knowledge and modelling experience on various projects involving flow of passengers, pedestrians and crowds, in sectors ranging from cultural to sport stadia, and particular expertise in the education sector.
After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master’s degree in Construction Management, Jinu joined BuroHappold in 2010, being inspired from her thesis relating to people movement behaviour in buildings. Since joining BuroHappold, Jinu has been leading the technical analysis in people movement projects and helping clients design buildings optimised for people flow.
Jinu has modelled and analysed numerous crowd flow scenarios in master plan design projects, airports, rail terminals, cultural buildings, and office and education buildings. Jinu plays a key role in preparing 3D images and animations using a variety of simulation software e.g. Legion, Exodus and SmartMove, BuroHappold’s in-house people flow simulation software.
Jinu has a particular interest in the research and development of sophisticated modelling tools and emerging technologies for early stage design optioneering as well as real-time visualisation and predictive modelling. Her portfolio of high profile projects includes Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Bristol Arena, Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, Museum of the Future Dubai, and Henley Business School where she has added significant value to clients through her deep understanding of people’s behaviours and needs.