Huang received B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1996, and M. Arch. from Princeton University in 1999. She is a registered architect of New York State and a member of AIA. Prior to OPEN, Huang was a senior designer and associate in New York based firm Pei Cobb Freed and Partners Architects（formerly I.M. Pei Architects).
Besides practice, Huang was a visiting associated professor of University of Hong Kong, and a visiting studio teacher at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She had also been a senior editor of World Architecture magazine from 2006 to 2007.