Hao Zheng

Hao Zheng

Brooklyn, NY, US



A recent graduate at Syracuse University School of Architecture, Undergraduate Accredited Program.

I have a long-standing passion for making and fabrication which drew me to pursue a career in architecture and design. Over the course of my education, I have had the awesome opportunity to work for amazing, award-winning architecture firms throughout New York City. Each unique experience allowed me to work on various project types from small residential renovations to large masterplans. Through my experiences, I've found my interest in civic and urban design exploring relationships of the city to nature and its local context. I believe that architecture is a tool for story-telling and has total responsibility to its local community acknowledging both environmental and social issues. 



FXCollaborative, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer

-Designed and developed large-scale New York based architecture projects through modeling, collaboration, and iteration.

-Pushed design of parametric architectural facades in high-rise and commercial projects with Grasshopper in Rhino.

-Communicated and presented design intent guided by project context and research to the design team and clients with collaborative analysis from HVAC, MEP, Landscape, and LEED consultants.

-Analyzed solar effects on project site through environment analysis modeling tools including LadyBug reducing overall solar heat gain.

-Prepared architectural drawing and diagrams to document and communicate project narrative with high proficiency in AutoCAD drafting and BIM software.

Jun 2022 - Jan 2024

Gluckman Tang Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

-Ideated and refined design concepts for residential, retail, hospitality, and institutional projects, utilizing client feedback and research to drive design decisions.

-Project management and development of residential renovation projects from concept to construction including drawing schedules, millwork, and CD sets.

-Implemented design solutions and alternatives as technical challenges arose through 3D modeling, design review, and project development.

-Conducted material sample, product, and building code research through coordination with external consultants, contractors, and suppliers.

-Created and maintained organization of bid, permit, and construction drawings to allow effective communication between architect, project managers, client, and contractors.

Oct 2020 - Jun 2022

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Fabrication Lab Technical Assistant

-Supervised/advised students and model-makers on machine operation including:
Laser-cutters, Woodworking, Vacuum forming, 3D printing, and other fabrication lab machinery

Aug 2016 - Apr 2020

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Summer College Teacher's Assistant

-Helped to organize and introduce rising high school seniors to fundamental architecture principles of space and model making exercises.

-The Summer College Architecture program offers an experience that is based upon a fundamental, conceptual introduction to architecture. Students are taught spatial definition, form, and spatial relationships, leading up to a final project that asks students to design a small pavilion in downtown Syracuse.

Jul 2019 - Jul 2019

Gluckman Tang Architects, New York, NY, US, Architecture Intern

-Developed small and large scale studies and representation drawings (plans, section, and diagrams) for museum, office, and masterplan projects.

-Design and study for competition entries.

Sep 2018 - Jan 2019

Zurita Architects, New York, NY, US, Architecture Intern

-Developed design and construction drawings with proficiency in AutoCAD and Rhino for renovation, civic, and masterplan projects.

-Collaborated with designers to drew and develop schematic designs for a speculative residential project.

May 2018 - Aug 2018


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

Five-Year Accredited Architecture Program | Dean's List 2015-2020 | GPA: 3.6
Abroad Study in Florence, Italy and New York City
Graduated May 2020

Aug 2015 - May 2020


Dean's List, Award



Citation for Excellence in Thesis Design, Award


King and King Competition Prize, 3rd Place


Robert W. Cutler Scholarship Award, Grant


Areas of Specialization