Yibin Yang

Yibin Yang

Chicago, IL, US

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Passionate architectural designer with diverse skill set and responsive design thinking. Have cumulatively two years of practice experience from at various architectural firms. Types of work includes high rise design, large scale mixed-use development, residential development, adaptive reuse, industrial campus, and pavilions. Academic studies focused on industrialized construction, mass timber, computational design, digital fabrication, and urban design. 


Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architect

Sep 2022 - current

Virginia Tech a+d Center for Design Research, Blacksburg, VA, US, Researcher in Residence

Involved in several computational design and digital fabrication projects within the college. Projects includes robotic arm research, 3D printing, and mass timber design research.

Aug 2018 - Aug 2022

Shing & Partners International Design Group, Guangzhou, CN, Architectural Intern

Involved in the entire processes of concept and schematic design of various large scale mixed-use development, residential, and competition projects; duties include ideation, modeling, parametric design, detailing, visualization, etc..

Oct 2020 - Jun 2021

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Mentorship and Internship Program

A studio-internship program that includes an internship period at SOM in Chicago. Involved in schematic design works such as modeling, visualization, and documentation on various commercial development projects.

Aug 2019 - Nov 2019

Atelier CNS, Guangzhou, CN, Architectural Intern, Team Leader

Worked on various building renovation and adaptive reuse projects. Performed parametric façade design, visualization, and translation. Supervised two fellow interns in documentation works.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Virginia Tech a+d Center for Design Research, Blacksburg, VA, US, Digital Liaison Member, 3D Print Lab Staff

Lab maintenance. Discuss and execute fabrication projects with fellow students. Curated exhibition for ICFF 2018 in New York.

Aug 2017 - May 2018


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

A five-year accredited program that focuses on both the conceptual and technical development of architecture projects as well as various design methods.

My core focuses are computational design, digital fabrication, and mass timber construction. I have also explored the topics of urban design and industrialized construction in my thesis project, which involves the redevelopment of an large-scale urban neighborhood using timber construction while adhering to the principle of circular economy.

Aug 2016 - Aug 2022

ETH Zürich, Zürich, CH, BArch, Visiting Study

I went to ETH Zürich for a semester-long visiting study program, during which I was introduced to urban design as well as the principle of industrialized construction.

Feb 2020 - Jul 2020


Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship, Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to selected AEC student applicants.


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