Jiaqi Li

Jiaqi Li

Providence, RI, US



I am currently a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, the department of Interior Architecture. Prior to my time at RISD, I studied Interior Design and Architecture, then I went RISD to seek a more creative way of design thinking and more specific knowledge about architecture adaptive reuse. 


Shown in my work samples, I have been working on various design projects including exhibition design, interior design and architecture adaptive reuse. Working on these projects gives me a good understanding of different scales. On the other hand, my internship experiences give me the chance to think more about construction and care more about details. In the small inserting gallery project of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, I worked on the design and construction of the exhibition shelves. In the “Missing Space” project I focused on how people perceive space and in the "Silo No.5" project I explored how people interact with their neighbors vertically. 


I am looking for a full time position in order to further develop my skills at designing and building.



ikd, Boston, MA, US, Design Intern

Worked directly with office partner on various design projects, gained an understandings of the design process that range in scale from large scale building, to residential projects, exhibition design, and catalog design.

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant for various courses at RISD, researched about adaptive reuse theory study and presented case studies, gained a deep understanding about different typology and strategy for adaptive reuse.

Sep 2014 - Mar 2015

Zhengzhou Architecture Planning & Design Institute, zhengzhou, CN, Design Intern

Commercial interior design for club house, architecture and interior design for an eco-tourism village. Developed collaborate skills for working with different architecture departments.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Magic Classroom in Rural Area, Wuhan, CN, Senior Designer

Worked on interior design of classrooms, identity and branding, printing materials and pamphlets.

Feb 2011 - Jun 2012


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

I get a 3.76 GPA and expected to graduate in June 2016

Jun 2014 - current

Wuhan University, Wuhan, CN, Bachelors, Interior Design

GPA: 3.61/4.00
Rank: 1/42

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, CN, Bachelors, Architecture

GPA: 3.68/4.00

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014


National Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, 1st Place

National Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China as the top 1% student in year 2012


Fellowship award by Rhode Island School of Design, Scholarship

5,000 Fellowship for year 2014 & 2015


Merit Student awarded by Wuhan University, 1st Place

Merit Student awarded by Wuhan University as the top 1% student in year 2011 & 2012 & 2013


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