Our Team

Lanxi Dong

Senior Design Researcher

As a Senior Design Researcher at SHS, Lanxi’s role involves facilitating collaboration with stakeholders and connecting insights into strategic design opportunities for housing. She became interested in affordable housing after completing her undergraduate thesis on a co-design approach to creating artist live/work housing.

Lanxi’s design work focuses on human-centred research, co-design methods, systems thinking, and visual communication. She enjoys problem solving with stakeholders to provide better housing experiences that serve people, businesses, and communities.

She has previously volunteered with The Laneway Project and is interested in enhancing urban spaces and communities through art and design.

Current work

Lanxi is working on several CMHC Solutions Labs, including a project with the Wellesley Institute to improve healthy housing quality in Toronto’s purpose-built rental buildings. She is also involved in facilitating visioning sessions for non-profit housing development.


Bachelor of Design, Industrial Design (OCAD University)


SHS Consulting is a CMHC Standing Offer Lab Consultant, approved to work on Solutions Labs with your team. Learn more here.