Lulu Yang

Lulu Yang

London, UK

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Creating innovative and sustainable spaces that promote productivity, connectivity, and happiness.





Apple, London, GB, Design Manager - Global Architecture & Design (Secondment from CBRE)

Nov 2022 - current

CBRE, London, GB, Senior Consultant - workplace strategist

- Providing workplace strategy to various companies.
- Conducting Post Occupancy Evaluation studies.
- Researching wellness and DE&I value proposition and developing the diagnosis tools.
- Human Capital Experience Designer and strategist.

May 2022 - current

BackStudio Milan S.r.l., Milan, IT, Tutor - Architectural Project / Workshops

- Teaching courses on Architectural Project Design;
- Teaching Architectural Drawing;
- Workshop on Architectural Illustration;

May 2021 - current

WeWork, London,UK, Project Architect

Design / collaborate with real estate, internal/external multidisciplinary consultants to expand WeWork EMEA spaces.
- Analyze Pro Forma and lease review with real estate department to ensure financial success of each project.
- Develop new projects from site visit, due diligence, entitlement, programming, through design, to contracting, construction document review, value engineering, construction administration.

Aug 2017 - Aug 2019

Foster and Partners, San Francisco / London, Architectural Designer / Architectural Assistant Part II

Designed / delivered iconic Apple Stores in multiple global locations, developed complex facade system in new build.
- Conceptualized Isetan Apple Watch Store from design to construction in three months.
- Documented different phases of Apple Flagship Stores from concept to construction documentation stages.
- Coordinated / implemented complex facade system for Oceanwide Tower Project, developed interior design pack.

Nov 2014 - May 2017

STUDIOS Architecture, Washington DC / San Francisco, USA, Architectural Designer

Created and facilitated wide spectrum of projects, from graphic design to mix-use ground up buildings.
- Created YMCA staircase graphic design; managed client meetings; developed the project from concept to design.
- Delivered construction document and construction administration for workspace, mix-use projects.
- Developed 510 Townsend from planning to design development; workspace tenant improvement projects.

May 2013 - Nov 2014

Gensler, New York, USA, Architectural co-op Intern

Participated various types of projects at different stages, specialized in construction documentation and illustration.
- Documented Stone Source Showroom NY/LA from schematic design to construction.
- Facilitated test fit in collaboration with Real Estate companies; presented materials with varies design tools.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Stantec, Chicago, USA , Architectural co-op Intern

Participated in the Chaoyang Park Plaza Competition - mixed use complex, 2,400,448 SF

Dec 2011 - Mar 2012

Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC, New York, USA, Architectural Designer

Researched and designed various sizes of residential housing projects across all phases.

Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

Beijing Tonglida Structure Co., Ltd, Beijing, China , Architectural Consultant

Collaborated with Structural Engineers for diverse range of public and private projects.

Sep 2009 - May 2010

Yanhuang Architecture Design Studio, Beijing, China , Architectural Intern

Researched Historical Hotong System with architectural representations.

Jun 2007 - Sep 2007


Politecnico di Milano, Milano, IT, Masters, Design for Development for the Global South

- Inclusive, sustainable design and development knowledge and techniques
- design to promote circular economy
- ESG approach

Jan 2021 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture

Taught architectural and interior design students communication skills / drawing foundation classes.

Sep 2011 - Apr 2014

Areas of Specialization