Bing Li

Bing Li

Austin, TX, US



I am an urban designer with a professional urban design degree. I have done several projects, ranging from large-scale urban master planning to small-scale urban infill, from new communities to urban infrastructure. In the 21st century, the world becomes more generic. Educated in US, I learned about urban design history and theory in western countries. High technology and economic profit impair the characteristic of a uniquely context. While growing up in China made me think urban problems profoundly. I’ve been trying to deplore the balance between generic city and cultural context, the integration of human, space and time.

I am also fascinated with architecture design. It’s as same as urban design in some degree. Learning about architecture design process helps me to think urban problems.

I love design and create. I not only love hand made wood design furniture. I also love high technology related parameter design. Design makes me know life better.

In my spare time, I’d like to travel all over the world. Visiting local architectures, walking on the streets, talking with local people and feeling a different environment. I also love to draw some sketches to record the places which impressed me. 



China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD), Beijinggang, CN, Internship

As a student internship, I was in charge of helping the principles drawing planning analysis diagrams, such as clearing up the results of the field trip, drawing Auto-CAD diagrams, drawing transportation analysis diagrams, etc. During the three months, I took part in two groups, which are about historical city preservation and planning. There were many important historical sites need to be protected. I not only learned many codes about how to preserve historical city but also learned the working atmosphere and environment and communication skills talking to colleagues.

The China Academy of Urban Planning and Design is positioned directly under China’s Ministry of Construction, the entity that oversees all urban development in the country, and is China’s leading planning policy advisor. It is a national research and information centre that is involved in the field of urban planning and architectural design. Its expertise is broad and multi-disciplinary and includes urban development and planning, civil engineering, architectural design, infrastructural planning and design, water system planning and urban conservation. The institute has several branches throughout China, of which its Beijing branch participates in the UKNA.

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Masters, Urban Design

The Master of Science in Urban Design is an accelerated graduate program designed to prepare students for advanced work in the practice of urban design. Upon matriculation candidates must complete a flexible core sequence of design and history/theory in urban design. After successful completion of the core sequence, students are qualified to commence advanced study in the discipline, focusing on topics ranging from Sustainable Design, Cultural and Historic Landscapes, to issues of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture.

Aug 2013 - May 2015

Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, CN, Bachelors, Urban Planning and Design

I get urban planning and design, urban planning and management as well as the basic theory and basic knowledge of architecture, urban geography , urban economics , landscape ecology, urban sociology , garden art and other engineering fields ; by painting techniques , comprehensive training drafting methods and performance techniques and computer-aided design and other aspects of the design , with the use of the theory and knowledge of urban master planning , detailed city planning, urban design and landscape and heritage protection planning, tourism planning, landscape design as well as in urban strategy of basic skills development, regional planning , real estate development and planning, urban planning and management work.
The Professional Practice consists of experimental courses , internship programs , comprehensive training, research training , graduation thesis (design ) and other components. Including art practice , building mapping , integrated Studio , a comprehensive urban p

Aug 2009 - Jul 2013


Bartlett Cocke Scholarship, Scholarship

The Bartlett Cocke Scholarships was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on June 14, 1990, for the benefit of the School of Architecture. Gift funds were provided by Mr. Bartlett Cocke, Sr. F.A.I.A. of San Antonio, Texas, a 1922 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.


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