Moon Mengqi He

Moon Mengqi He

New York, NY, US




Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, Graduate Teaching Fellow

+ Teaching a graduate-level urban design course
+ Organized hybrid seminars with experts on smart city, participatory design, and mobility

Dec 2020 - current

HiCraft, Cambridge, MA, Designer and Strategist

+ Prototyping and designing craft boxes for K-12 students
+ MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund 2019-2021 cohort

Oct 2020 - current

Preloved, Cambridge, MA, Creative Director

+ Built a data-driven parent-to-parent online marketplace
+ 1 of the 6 teams in the MIT delta v accelerator 2020 NYC cohort

Jun 2020 - Sep 2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, Graduate Teaching Assistant

+ Facilitated project development and delivered 5 solutions to client
+ Spearheaded the collaboration with a private developed and led a

Jan 2020 - May 2020

MIT Senseable City Lab, Cambridge, MA, Research Assistant

+ Visualized open-source data to summarize the built environment characteristics and human activity intensity of Paris

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

junya.ishigami+associates, Tokyo and Shanghai, Architecture Intern

+ Led the model team for the exhibition in Shanghai Power Station of Art
+ Coordinated the exhibition hall construction and model installation

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Preliminary Research Office, Los Angeles, CA, Architecture Intern

+ Contributed to the DD phase of a mix-use project in a Chinese historical district
+ Contributed to exhibitions for One-Night Stand LA 2017 and A+D Museum LA

May 2017 - Aug 2017

University of Southern California School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, Teaching Assistant

+ Assisted in class Arch 214a & 214b World History of Architecture for Prof. James Steele

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, M.S. in Architecture and Urbanism (SMArchS)

Sep 2018 - Sep 2020

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2018


LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch Design Challenge First Prize, 1st Place

The design challenge's objectives were to design the foundational infrastructure for activities at the off-grid remote Fly Ranch site, support Burning Man Project’s 2030 sustainability goals, engage a global audience to work together towards systemic transformation, and serve as an inspiration for the fields of regenerative design and systems design.


MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund, Grant


NuVu Research Grant Prize, Grant


MIT Harold Horowitz Research Fund, Grant


Chase L. Leavitt Traveling Fellowship, Grant


USC Discover Scholar Distinction, Award


USC Global Scholar Distinction, Award


Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Induction, Other


MIT Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization