Robin Shengkan Zhang

Robin Shengkan Zhang

Philadelphia, PA, US



Robin Shengkan Zhang holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design degree from University of Pennsylvania, and before that he also has received his Master of Architecture Degree from Tongji University. Interested in algorithmic design, Robin Zhang apply innovative form as architectural solution in practice. His research includes algorithmic design process, deep structure and formative system study. 

The experience of working as designer in New York, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur offers his plenty of chance to using innovative design as responses to varies demands and setting with digital tools. He also assists Cecil Balmond & Ezio Blasetti's in graduate-level design studio, Form and Algorithm seminar in PennDesign, and duties include script support and critiques on works. 


Archi-Tectonics, New York, NY, US, Designer

Jan 2016 - current

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Teaching Assistant

1. For Cecil Balmond & Ezio Blasetti, Advanced Design Research Studio(ARCH-704) and Form and Algorithm Seminar(ARCH-743), Python and grasshopper scripting support
2. For Katrin Mueller, Contemporary Furniture Design Seminar(ARCH-726), Digital fabrication and modeling support

Jan 2015 - current

Francis Bitonti Studio,, New York, NY, US, Designer

Programming & Rule Sets for the 3D printing dress and chandelier (Rhino, Maya, Python, Keyshot)

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

Gensler, Shanghai, CN, Designer

1. Facade and curtain wall detail design of 300m high Guangzhou Shimao Tower, (CAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, Vray)
2. Development Concept Design of Qingdao Shi Lao Ren Resort, (CAD, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrate, InDesign)
3. Concept Design of Wanda Hotel, (Sketchup, CAD, Photoshop, InDesign)

Feb 2014 - Aug 2014

Brunsfield Engineer Group, Kuala Lumpur, MY, BIM Modeler

1. Assisting in the research and development of the BIM Guide for the company, (Revit, CAD)
2. Involving in the design and constructing of BIM model of Prima Home, Seremban Central, U-Thant, (Revit, CAD)

Sep 2012 - May 2013


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

Sep 2014 - Dec 2015

Tongji University - College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai, CN, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2011 - Feb 2014