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Moon Mengqi He

Moon Mengqi He

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Employment 

MIT School of Architecture + Planning, 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
 

MIT School of Architecture + Planning, 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
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

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.

2021
 

MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund, Grant

2020
 

NuVu Research Grant Prize, Grant

2020
 

MIT Harold Horowitz Research Fund, Grant

2020
 

Chase L. Leavitt Traveling Fellowship, Grant

2018
 

USC Discover Scholar Distinction, Award

2018
 

USC Global Scholar Distinction, Award

2018
 

Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Induction, Other

2018
 

MIT Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship

2018
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills