Chunxin Yu

Chunxin Yu

Providence, RI, US

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Chunxin Yu received her Master of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design in June, 2022. Previously, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from Oberlin College. She transitioned to pursue architecture with an ambition of creating socially responsible space from an intimate perspective. Her academic projects investigate the interactive and experiential nature of public architecture and its dialogue with the natural and urban landscape. She is fascinated by the reciprocal relationship between thinking and making, and she is confident with both hands-on and digital drawing, modeling, and rendering. During initial professional experiences, she participated and grew enthusiasm in urban research, projects for social welfare and exhibition design.


RISD Architecture Department, Providence, RI, US, Research Assistant

Advanced Studio - Professor Anne Tate, Laura Briggs
Preparation and demo for hempcrete casting workshop
Graphic design for exhibition of student work at WaterFire Arts Center

Feb 2022 - May 2022

Li Xiangning Studio - Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai, CN, Intern Research Assistant

Research for academic and professional projects on urban planning
Exhibition design: YTAA (Young Talent Architecture Award) 2020 Exhibition Asia & Europe

Apr 2021 - Aug 2021

Archi-Union Architects, Shanghai, CN, Intern Architect

Concept design: projects in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Hainan, etc.
Drawing: “Heart of Yong’an” Community Center

Nov 2020 - Apr 2021

RISD Architecture Department, Providence, RI, US, Teaching Assistant

Core II - Professor Nancy Nichols
Assisted the instructor with course materials and student support

Feb 2020 - May 2020

L&M Design Lab, Shanghai, CN, Intern Architect

Drawing and model making: Neobay Administrative Service Center
Preliminary concept design: Shantou Preschool Teachers’ College

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Lesley Dill Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern-Apprentice

Embroidery and making: Seer (John Brown), Flewentness of Tongue (Anne Hutchinson)
Exhibition preparation and deinstallation

May 2017 - Aug 2017


Jun 2018 - Jun 2022

Oberlin College, Bachelors, Studio Art

Environmental Studies and Art History Minor

Sep 2014 - May 2018


Thesis and Directed Research Award: RISD Architecture, Nomination


Fellowship & Assistantship: RISD, Scholarship


Honors in Art - Visual: Oberlin College, Other


Anna K. Meredith Scholarship: Studio Arts College International, Scholarship


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