Di Kong

Di Kong

San Francisco, CA, US



For me, architecture is a solution and I am fascinated in solving the problem creatively. Since I was a sophomore in college, I began to participate in some national or international design competitions, and some of my submissions received awards. The benefits of that are the capabilities of collaborating with my partners and telling a story graphically, because the board is the only tool to communicate . Upon completion of my bachelor of Architecture in China, I decided to go study in Washington University in St. Louis to get my Master degree and I have already finished by the end of last year. This experience has enriched me broadly in professional thinking and practice skills. Within seven years and a half, I have designed many different types of architecture, including earthquake resistant housing, ward which can heal patients with light, education and community center for slum and so on. 


CuiKai Architecture Studio of China Architecture Design and Research Group, Beijing, CN, Intern

· Xian Dahua Cotton Mill Renovation | Mixed-use
-Design Development , Digital Modeling & Diagram
-Google Sketchup , Adobe Photoshop
· Jiangsu Kunshan Museum | Culture
-Digital Structure Modeling & Construction Drawing
-Google Sketchup , Auto CAD

Mar 2011 - May 2011

Aedas, Beijing, CN, Intern

· Jinan Jiefangge Shunjingjie Mixed use | Mixed-use
-Concept Development , Digital Modeling & Making Brochure
-Google Sketchup , Adobe InDesign

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2007 - Jul 2012


China Environment Art Design Annual Award, Other

Vessel Ward | Bronze Award

-A Chinese student competition to design with light
The cold and boring ceiling shouldn't be leading roles in patients’ eyes. The inclining walls, the curving
corners and the soft light come down in torrents from the crack make up the ward with humanity.


Greenville Student Design Competition, Other

Hang House | Silver Design Award

-An international student competition held by Aedas to design a earthquake residence for Sichuan
-Sharing the honor with students from Harvard GSD and Tsinghua University, No. 3/188 entries
Lifting smaller units up from the ground and hanging them on a frame is the idea how to resist the
damage of earthquake. Then we make all the rooms apart from each other, which can make them
more close to nature and the community livelier. I also design the detail how the units connect to the



-An international competition held by the Japanese Architecture Magzine
To cut the grid in pieces, I rotated another grid to overlap. Then put small gardens in the residential
area rather than surrounding.


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