Biying Kong

Biying Kong

Austin, TX, US



I enjoy working on both historic properties and new designs.

I care deeply about culture and sustainability. I am interested in the evolution of buildings, and hope to encourage the interaction between people and built environment through preservation. I intend to work and learn to improve those places and  people’s experience.


University Co-op Materials Lab, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Material Lab assistant

Worked under the supervision of Jennifer Wong. Duties included:
Materials research for collection, classes and exhibitions;
Daily management and updates of MaterialDatabase website and its UTSOA webpage;
Circulation service;
Coordinating with workshops and exhibitions.

Aug 2014 - May 2015

Hubei Mechanical and Electrical Research and Design Institute (CMERDI) Co.,Ltd., Wuhan, CN, Intern Architect

Worked under the supervision of Yiquan Zou (senior architect). I took part in several projects in Zhijiang Redevelopment Plan, including the regional research, data collection and presentation and vernacular housing design.
I was in charge of the preliminary plan of Yaojiagang Elementary School (land area: 6.67 acre; building area: 1.70 acre) and the design and construction drawings of the extension plan of Manaohe Elementary School ((building area: 44713 square feet). I also cooperated with engineers for structural and facility drawings.

May 2011 - Feb 2012


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Masters, Historic Preservation

The coursework included preservation and planning theories, methodologies and practice. I studied a variety of historic properties from interior figures and buildings in different types to landscape. I was most interested in materials study and preservation technique. My graduate thesis focused on the interpretation of historic resources.

Aug 2013 - May 2015

Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, CN, Bachelors, Architecture

Coursework included design practice and theories, building structures, architectural history and basic knowledge of building mechanics and physics.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013



Academic Competition Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Scholarship


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