Shuonan Yang

Shuonan Yang

Chicago, IL, US




Urban Designer | Urban Planner 


I am a passionate and responsible urban designer and planner. I believe designer doesn't only design space, place or facilities. Urban designer should care more about the human experience.

I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis as Master of of Urban Design. My focus is on design and urban planning area, and my experience includes work in both academic and real working environment. As an intern, I used to work in China Northeast Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd. for over 6 months. During my time there, I have worked as a designer on Changchun CBD concept design, Fuzhou West Strait High-rise design, and China Medical University of Clinical Medical College in Benxi. As a student, I have done the following studio projects: St. Louis Clayton downtown eco-recreation system design, Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market renovation and Santa Monica transit zone community design. 

I am good at drawing diagrams and established a good sense of “human scale” in my works. With the fast studio pace and training, I did well to manage time and work under a deadline pressure. 

I am fluent in written and spoken both Chinese and English. I am also familiar with design market and had experience in dealing with different clients. I have practiced GIS/2D graphic/3D modeling softwares for years and have a good self-motivated personality to work with people from different background.


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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Urban designer

Jan 2014 - current

China Northeast Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd, Shenyang, CN, Architectural and Urban Design Intern (6 month)

• Work on Changchun CBD concept design and modeling in SketchUp, Rhino & V-ray
• Draw urban design analysis diagrams in AI & PS
• Draw detail floor plans for high-rise office building in AutoCAD
• Assist senior designers completed campus master plan in AutoCAD
• Communicate with clients, structural engineers and project managers for design development

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

Hangzhou City Planning and Design Institute, Hangzhou, CN, Urban Plan Intern (2 month)

• Charge the vertical plan part in Longgang town regulatory plan: calculate the main buildings and sites controlled coordinates and elevation
• Estimate the earthwork volume by Xiangyuan Regulatory Planning software
•Layout and organize the final presentation design file in PPT & ID

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Zhejiang University, Urban Planning and Design Institue, Hangzhou, CN, Urban Plan Intern (2 month)

• Research Hangzhou wetland degradation trends in arcGIS
• Finish the master plan design(land-use part) for Leping City in AutoCAD & PS
•Layout and organize the final presentation design file in PPT & ID

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010


Tongji University, Shanghai, CHN, Masters, Urban Design

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Masters, Urban Design

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CHN, Bachelors, Urban Plan

Aug 2007 - Jul 2012

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