Danya Li

Danya Li

New York, NY, US

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Danya Li, received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and a Minor in Sustainable Construction Management from SUNY-ESF. Her thesis, The Denuded Image, explores image culture’s intersection with architecture, contributing to the discussion of visual culture - this thesis was nominated for the 2019 Thesis Prize Jury.

Currently, she is a freelance designer in NYC - clients include Coming Soon, Brooklinen, and Brain Dings. Additionally, she is an Editorial Consultant for Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and the Editor of the annual Thesis Publication.

Guest Critic: Columbia University, Introduction to Architectural Design - Summer High School Program 2020 Studio by Hasan Hachem

Publications: Syracuse Architecture Thesis 2019, Syracuse Architecture Thesis 2020



Syracuse University, Thesis Editor

Editor of the 2020 Thesis Publication at School of Architecture at Syracuse University - managing the composition of student work and writing.

Sep 2019 - current

Self-Employed, Freelance Designer

Designing to create brand identities, miniature models, and work for respective clients covering a wide range of projects including branding/re-branding, miniature models, and social media managing. Clients include: Coming Soon NY, Cold Picnic, Beyond Strong, Airbrushing by Hollie

Jun 2018 - current

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Social Media Director

Developed aesthetics, coordinated, and produced content for the SoA’s social media platforms, mainly the Instagram: @syr_arch

Jan 2018 - May 2019

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Selected Undergraduate TA for ARC 181 - Representation, a core first-year class demonstrating fundamental drawing skills

Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

Woods Bagot, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

-Worked directly for Principal David Brown and Designer Kathleen Cayetano on the Competition Team
-Revised drawings, assembled models, and developed designs for over 12 projects both domestic and international

May 2018 - Aug 2018


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

-Bachelor of Architecture, Dean’s List, Thesis Prize Jury Nominee
-International Study: Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany | Spring 2017 London, England | Fall 2017 - Florence, Italy

Aug 2014 - May 2019



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