ji qu

ji qu

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am currently study in UCLA March 1 program and it is my first year in this school still. I have studied in UIUC for 3 years at the March program as well. The more I involved in this discourse, the more I found UIUC is not the best place for me to get the things I want most. Based on a practicing- oriented pedagogic policy, I have strong feeling of constrains imposed on conceptual and design development. I decided to quit the school and went west for my new school and future career.

My major for undergraduate is art and design, from which I get developed of my graphic skills and design intuitive. During the 3 years study in UIUC, I keep on a hard-working and get 5 times studio design nominations out of 6, and own the second prize once and honorable mention once. I was admitted by UCLA last year with an advanced standing (waived of one year out of three). These academic experiences built my confidence on my basic design skills, including 3d modeling as well as graphic representations. I am good at free hand sketch and interested in Robot Design. I believe interests on other design field will eventually help me getting advance on architecture design.



Hopscape Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance

- Digital Model Building for Lijiang Hotspring Holiday Town (SketchUp and Rhino)
- Design Documentation for QingLong Temple Development in Xi’an, China (Indesign)

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014

China North West Architecture Design and Research Institute, Xi'an Shaanxi, China, Intern

- Provide Alternative Schematic Design for “Longfong” tower in Yinchuan, Ningxia, China
- Complete Set of Plan, Section and Rendering

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, architecture

- Enrolled in the MArch 1 (3 year) program with advanced standing (shorten to 2 years) and will be graduated in 2015

Sep 2013 - current

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, architecture

- Entered the school in 2010 in the 4 year MArch program
- transferring to UCLA in the 3rd year

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, Bachelors, Art and Design

- Enrolled in the 4 year program in College of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Art and Design program
- Bachelor of Art

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


Graduate Studio Excellence Awards, Nomination


Edward C.Earl Prize, Nomination


Graduate Studio Excellence Awards, 2nd Place


Edward C.Earl Prize, Other

Honorable Mention


Edward C.Earl Prize, Nomination


Areas of Specialization