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Yibin Yang

Yibin Yang

Blacksburg, VA, US

 
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About 

Passionate Virginia Tech B.Arch graduate with diverse skill set and responsive design thinking. Studies focused on industrialized construction, mass timber, computational design, digital fabrication, and urban design. Have cumulatively one year of practice experience from internships at various architectural firms. Types of work participated in includes large scale mixed-use development, residential development, adaptive reuse, industrial campus, and pavilions.

Employment 

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. Current working on CLT related research project.

Aug 2018 - current
 

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

Involved in the entire processes of 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
 

ArchDaily CN, Guangzhou, CN, Media Volunteer

Translated English ArchDaily articles for ArchDaily China's website and public media account.

Oct 2020 - Dec 2020
 

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
 

Education 

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 - current
 

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.

Mar 2020 - Jul 2020
 

Awards 

Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship, Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to selected AEC student applicants.

2019
 

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