David Zhu

David Zhu

Ann Arbor, MI, US



I am an architect. I love parametric and computational design. To me the update of design tools means not only higher efficiency, but also an evolution of methodology. As new design tools emerge at a dazzling speed, I try to keep up with the ideas that stands behind all these changes. I believe the power of innovation lies largely in the integration of human creativity and tool application.



JZFZ Architectural Design Co., Ltd., Chengdu Shi, CN, Architect

Several years of intense professional experience in China taught me the complexity of large scale projects and the importance of good team management. When I was working with JZFZ, I was the coordinator between the client and other team members in one large residential project. After I quit my job, I kept very good relations with my clients.

Jul 2008 - Jan 2012

Nanjing Architectural Design Research Institute, Nanjing, Intern

Oct 2006 - Jan 2007


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, master of science in architecture

I had intense training in using computational tools to develop algorithms that help my course research.

Oct 2013 - Jul 2014

Southeast University, Nanjing, CN, BArch, Bachelor of architecture

Aug 2003 - Jul 2008


Taubman college merit scholarship, Scholarship


2008 JZFZ best new recruit, Award


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