Luying Guo

Luying Guo

New York, NY, US



      I am a graduate student in the M.Arch program at the University of Pennsylvania, and I am going to graduate in May, 2012.  I have completed my 5-year bachelor's degree in Architecture in Tianjin University, China. 

      I am from China, know Chinese culture very well and once participated in some Chinese commercial projects, including hotels and campus buildings.  During my undergraduate study in Tianjin University, I did several intensive construction working drawing with CAD in commercial projects and historical building preservation projects.

      I am strong  in modelling techniques, I excel in Rhino, grasshopper.  Along with two other authors I have published a book titled “ Rhino and Grasshopper Parametric Design ”, which is an architectural textbook at colleges in China now.
I am also familiar with Adobe series, MS series, ArcGIS 10,  and I also have some experience of writing scripts including Rhinoscripts, Processing to create a intelligent system for developing  certain design concepts.
       During my stay in PennDesign, I won an Honourable Mention Prize in the Evolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition.

       I am quite active in Chinese young architect circle, and now act as one of the leaders in Chinese largest parametric architecture forum(NCF: And along with some friends we set up a nationwide design group named ILIDA( focusing on graphic Design, product design, architecture design, landscaping design.

      My design philosophy comes from Laozi: "三十辐共一毂,当其无,有车之用。埏埴以为器,当其无,有器之用。凿户牖以为室,当其无,有室之用。故有之以为利,无之以为用." It means the space serves differently and affects differently according to different thoughts of different people. I believe a good architecture should concern more aspects and serve in the most appropriate  way.

      I am an adventurous  girl and I love to try something different from what I normally do.  I once was a part-time yoga teacher during my undergraduate years, and got an international professional yoga teacher certificate. I love travelling . During the stay in Bangladesh, not only I collected many useful data for my studio, but also I made lots of friends from Bangladesh, who supported a lot for my further researches and the following design for Bangladesh.




Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Architectural designer

Jan 2013 - current

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York, NY, US, Architect

Jun 2012 - Dec 2012

dotA, Beijing, CN, Assistant Architect

Help to develop design concept and build concept models.

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2012

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