Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

Ann Arbor, MI, US

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I am a self-motivated architectural new graduate from University of Michigan, interested in daylighting, digital twin and drawings.

I am a digital designer native to the internet world, good at thinking, drawing, and writing at the screen space, and caring for all the chaotic built environment surrounding us.

I am currently looking for designer jobs in New York City or Chicago.



University of Michigan, Project Shadow Catching, Visualization Specialist

+Collaborated with Prof. Cynthia Pachikara and 3 other student researchers on the experiental psychology research installation on light/shadow, body performance, space cognition and attention.
+Performed space measurement with pen/measuring tape, photogrammetry, LiDAR, etc. Rebuild the digital twin by Rhino 3D drawing.
+Reproduced Cynthia’s 17-year-old sundial-like shadow catching device digitally, with Rhino 3D, VRay and Enscape to match the original visual effect.
+Produced spectacle animation based on global daylighting simulation, with VRay, Enscape, Rhino-Bongo, AfterEffect and Final Cut Pro X.
+Created story mapping with ArcGIS Pro, Google Earth and Illustrator.

Jan 2022 - current

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Assistant Architect

+ Worked as an architectural designer for No.869 Office Building Square, Shanghai, from SD (Schematic Design) phase to SC (Construction Documents) phase.
+ Performed code review and green building rating supervised by project architects.
+ Contributed to the CAD construction documents and BIM models for 3 under-construction cultural architecture projects in Shanghai.
+ Collaborated with Paris Office for cultural or heritage conservation bidding projects, 1 in Montréal (Canada), 1 in Chengdu (China) and 2 in Shanghai (China).

Aug 2020 - Jul 2021

Ningbo Institute of Civil Architectural Design, Architectural Intern

+ Assisted the design team of 13 members for 1 housing and 1 community center project,
+ Produced detailing drawings using Revit and AutoCAD.
+ Help architects prepare deliverables with InDesign and PowerPoint.

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

Zhejiang University, Project Meichen Urban Planning for Tourism, Researcher

+ Collaborated with Prof. Huan Zhang and 5 other student researchers to participate in the competition for Meichen, Deqing, one of the oldest settlements in Yangtze Delta Region.
+ Cooperated to produce an 89-page tourism planning proposal. Won the planning bidding out of 10 competitors from academia and design industry.

Nov 2018 - Mar 2019


University of Michigan, MArch, Master of Architecture - 2G

The 2-year M.Arch. Program.
According to the school's website: “Our degree’s embrace of a plurality of perspectives is further enhanced by the composition of the college, which includes urban planners, doctoral students, and post-professional students of urban design, and digital and material technologies, and by our context within the nation’s top public research university.”
My thesis is about architectural representation.

Sep 2021 - current

Zhejiang University, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

The 5-year B.Arch. Program.

Sep 2018 - Jul 2020

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Polytéchnic University of Madrid, Exchange Program

Sponsored Exchange Program.

Aug 2018 - Jan 2019

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