Brenda (Bz) Zhang, Assoc. AIA

Brenda (Bz) Zhang, Assoc. AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Brenda Zhang (Bz) makes art, designs, fabricates, teaches, and organizes in Los Angeles, USA. They earned a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Visual Arts from Brown University. They are a founding member of SPACE INDUSTRIES, a spatial design collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro. Currently, they are the architectural assistant to Lauren Bon at the Metabolic Studio, as well as a participating artist in Gray Area Foundation’s 2019—2020 Experiential Space Research Lab and the inaugural cohort of Claire's Continuum.


Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Assistant

Architectural assistant to artist Lauren Bon in project, Bending the River Back Into the City, in Los Angeles, California.

Sep 2019 - current

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Artist

Participating artist for the Gray Area Foundation's 2019-2020 Experiential Space Research Lab in San Francisco, California.

Jul 2019 - current

SPACE INDUSTRIES, San Francisco, CA, US, Co-Founder

Jan 2018 - current

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Instructor

College of Environmental Design Summer Institute: [IN]ARCH

Graduate Student Instructor
Introduction to Construction (ARCH160), Professors Dana Buntrock, David Jaehning
Energy and Environment (ARCH140), Professors Gail Brager, Stefano Schiavon
Introduction to Culture and Natural Resource Management (ESPM50), Professor Kurt Spreyer

Researcher, Arcus Endowment of the College of Environmental Design, Professor Greig Crysler

Aug 2016 - Aug 2019

STUDIO URBIS: Architecture/Urban design, Berkeley, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Loubier Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer / Project Manager

Apr 2015 - Dec 2016

Brown University, Providence, RI, US, Exhibition Designer

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2016 - May 2019

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MLA Coursework

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Brown University, Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Visual Arts

Aug 2009 - May 2013


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