Sai Liang

Sai Liang

New York, NY, US

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MAD Architects, Architectural Intern

Worked collaboratively with studio teams on four projects: Shenzhen Bay Culture
Park, Jiaxing Culture Center, Beijing Shumiyuan and Lishui Airport. Produced and
updated architectural drawings presented to mayor and client, including plans, sections, diagrams and renderings. Consulted with external engineering team on
structural solutions. Implemented ADA code studies and provide egress and fire
lane design solutions.

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute, Los Angeles, Architectural Intern

Analyzed site conditions and developed site 3D models. Designed building
alteration and circulation to improve the program layout. Created architectural
concept drawings for presentation. Submitted schematic design package for the
residential project. Coordinated with structural department for extreme building

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

University of Southern California School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Class Assistant - Seismic Design

Conducted weekly instructional classes for graduate architecture students and
provided homework feedback. Reinforced lecture concepts, reviewed math and
physics pertaining to fundamentals of seismic design.

Jan 2017 - May 2017


Aug 2017 - May 2020
Aug 2013 - May 2017


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, 1st Place

Sai Liang and Melissa Gavidia won for their spring 2019 project, “Tapered Tiers.”
According to the award committee, this project attempted to activate means of inclusion at a range of scales, from urban to architectural.
Tapered Tiers is a 6 story, 159-micro unit, mixed use housing project in Leimert Park. This project provides affordable housing for those “in between” people who do not qualify for government assistance, yet, cannot afford local housing. The micro units of Tapered Tiers create a sense of community by exploiting the concept of social connectivity in order to connect inhabitants with, not just one another, but also with the surrounding neighborhood.


USC Thesis Master of Architecture Citation, Award

"Montaging and Montaged" by Sai Liang.
Instructed by Yaohua Wang


Hollywood Central Park Design Competition, 1st Place

Held by SOM and Friends of the Hollywood Central Park.


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