Zixiao Ji

Zixiao Ji

New York, NY, US



Zixiao Ji LEED AP BD+C

Architectural designer with innovative design methods to develop different scales of project.
Skillful in computational and parametric design apporoach.
Familiar with sustainability design strategies.
Open to all kinds of new ideas and eager to explore more in the field.



Michael Kang Architect, PC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

-- Supported project manager with programming, facade design, and selection of material and structural system of multiple single and multi family houses and mixed-use hotels in consideration of aesthetics, cost and sustainability.
-- Effectively accomplished zoning and energy analysis for the same projects with detailed diagrams illustrating proposed FAR, setback, open space, envelope energy performance regarding selections of material and insulation, and other information to meet the requirements of NYC Zoning Resolution and energy code.
-- Independently completed construction drawings of the same projects including plans sections, elevations, detailed wall sections, and schedules in AutoCAD.
-- Coordinated with structural and MEP engineers to efficiently and sustainably integrate structural and MEP system into the projects.

Sep 2016 - current

Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), Beijing, CN, Intern

-- Developed site strategies of a hotel project including the planning of entrance, exit, circulation of the parking lot and plaza and created schematic section drawings.
-- Created detailed construction documents of outdoor platform, canopy and glass curtain wall of another hotel project.
-- Completed 3Dmodeling and rendering of a small villa project.

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAAD

Practiced different design methods.
Practiced parametric 3D modeling using software like Rhino with Grasshopper and Revit.
Learned more about sustainable design.
Acquired more advanced computational skills such as programing languages like Python, C#, Lua, and simulation software like V-rep and Unity.

Jun 2015 - May 2016

Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, CN, BArch, Architecture

Acquired basic architectural design skills.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2015

Areas of Specialization