jie gu

jie gu

New York, NY, US



 I have more than 15 years of working experience focusing on Chinese market including an 8 years experience doing Chinese projects in US. I am very good in handling communications with people in different time zone and can work efficiently with Chinese LDI. 

In 2012, I earned my second Master Degree from City College of New York, Bernard Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. Michael Sorkin, my professor, my boss as well as my mentor, who was one of the most distinguish educator, urbanist and architect lead my design to a new level. I am also holding a Master of Arts in Architecture and a Bachler of arts in Environmental design. 

I come from a multi-cultural-background where I have lived and worked in many cities throughout my life. I have worked as an architect and urban designer for 8 years at Michael Sorkin Studio in SoHo, New York. At Michael Sorkin Studio I have lead a team won a competition named ” Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC” and a Chicago sustainable multi-family housing design which later won the lafargeholcim reward. I have done numerous top level urban design projects in China such as masterplanning for Xiongan, a new capital city under the direct oversight of Chairman Xi Jinping. There are several buildings were built which I designed or participated in the past decade. 

I am highly skilled in both 2D and 3D software such as PS, AI, GIS, Global mapper, Revit, Autocad, Rhino, Grasshopper, 3D max, Lumion and Vary. Michael Sorkin believed that I have great talent in aesthetics and form making. Thanks to the 6 years’ professional art training, I have very strong graphic and rendering skills and my favorite part of design is to visualize concepts myself.   

In summary, I can do multiple design works independently from sketches to finial presentation; from conceptual design to construction documents; from conceptual urban design to regulatory detailed masterplan, from affordable single family house to high-rise mixed use. Also, I am an easy-going, highly motivated person and can always do right things in a design team. I can speak, read and write Mandarin/Chinese (native language) and English fluently. Lastly, as a green card holder I can legally work in American.  



Michael Sorkin Studio, New York, NY, US, urban designer

urban designer, architect, 3d render designer

Jan 2012 - Dec 2020

AECOM, Beijing, CN, architect


Jan 2010 - Jul 2011
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Masters, Urban Design

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), Beijing, CN, Masters, M.A major in Architecture

Jul 2006 - Sep 2009

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), Beijing, CN, Bachelors, B.A Environmental Design

Jul 2000 - Sep 2004

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