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Ying Liu

Ying Liu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Design principle with 14 years experience on high profile international mixed-use projects. Born and educated in China, trained and licensed in the United States, my multi-culture background and international experience will help my future employer to further strengthen their profile in international practice.
 
As the lead designer, my work has appeared in Architecture Record, Architect, Fortune, Architecture and Urbanism magazine, New York Times and received AIA local award and multiple international sustainable/ design awards.

My specialty in mixed-use development comes from the wide range of project types I have involved in US, Asia and Mid-east. Have worked for some of the most recognized firms specialized on retail, super high-rise offices, residential and hospitality design, my design philosophy for mixed-use development is by connecting the synergy between different program components, a great design solution will help my client to create a vibrant, coherent urban environment that celebrate everyday life.  

As a designer, I also focus my design approach on vernacular sustainable ideas. Some of my most favorite project such as Masdar Headquarters is a perfect example of express the sustainable concept through artistically elaborated building geometry influenced by vernacular building style.

 
WORK EXPERIENCE

07.2011 -Current  KlingStubbins Beijing office, China,
Lead of Architecture Design
Leading the architecture design practice of Beijing office. Oversee daily production of project deliverable from competition to DD phase. Attend design presentation representing the firm’s US office. Build up long term relationship with existing and potential clients, promote the firm’s design branding in China market.

10.2007 – 05.2011 Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago,
Senior Lead Designer
Lead design effort with supporting from the project team on various international projects ranging from competition to construction document phases.

09.2005 – 09.2007 RTKL Associates, Chicago,
ASSOCIATE
Organized project teams and functioned as a liaison specialized on the office’s projects in China

06.1999 – 09.2005 Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates, Chicago
Project Architect
Developed working drawings from schematic design to construction document. Facilitated communication, coordinated and resolved technical issues with disciplines and contractAIAors.

Employment 

KlingStubbins, Beijing, CN, Head of Architecture Design

Leading the architecture design practice of Beijing office. Oversee daily production of project deliverable from competition to DD phase. Attend design presentation representing the firm’s US office. Build up long term relationship with existing and potential clients, promote the firm’s design branding in China market.

Jul 2011 - current
 

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Senior Lead Designer

Lead design effort with supporting from the project team on various international projects ranging from competition to construction document phases.

Oct 2007 - May 2011
 

RTKL Associates Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Associate

Organized project teams and functioned as a liaison specialized on the office’s projects in China

Sep 2005 - Sep 2007
 

Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Chicago, IL, US, Senior Architect

Developed working drawings from schematic design to construction document. Facilitated communication, coordinated and resolved technical issues with disciplines and contractAIAors.

Jun 1999 - Sep 2005
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture, Urban Planning

Aug 1996 - May 1999
 

Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1991 - Jul 1996
 

Awards 

Arabian Property Award, MASDAR Headquarters, Other

2010
 

Arabian Property Award, MASDAR Headquarters, 1st Place

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 



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