Siyao Zhang

Siyao Zhang

Ann Arbor, MI, US



I've just completed the two years' Master of Architecture program this May in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My Bachelor of Architecture Degree was obtained from Tsinghua University, Beijing. A continuous seven years' focused study on architecture has enabled me to develop my own philosophy, method of design and skills on software.

With the internships in MAD Architects, China Architectural Design & Research Group (the largest state-owned architectural company in China) and a short-term externship in Spector Group in New York, I gained experiences through all phases of architecture design including site research, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration, from urban to interior scale.

Aside from professional experiences, I've always been trying to discover connections between architecture and other fields that caught my interests. Such a motivation has been unceasingly tested through extracurricular experiences related with immersive spatial drama, short independent films, interactive technology, sustainable recycling, and creative childhood education. Those experiences not only strengthened my social media skills and leadership, but more essentially, fostered senses of how architectural or design thinking could do more for life and society.



MAD Architects, Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

Project Experiences
- Xianyukou Theater Project (Schematic design, 3D model construction, Rendering, Diagram)
- Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center Project (Construction drawing)

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Spector Group, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Spring Break Externship
- Participated in several interior design projects, evolved in site research, 3D model construction and construction drawing.

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015

China Architectural Design & Research Group, Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

Project Experiences
- Complex of Xining Railway Station Square (Construction drawing)
- Weihai European Fashion Residential Project (Schematic design, 3D model construction)
- Chengdu Hotel (Presentation documents)

May 2013 - Aug 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, 2 years Master of Architecture

Aug 2014 - Apr 2016

Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN, BArch, 5 years Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2009 - Jul 2014


Annual Academic Scholarship in 2012-2013, Scholarship


Champion of Yuehan Ma Table Tennis Competition in 2011, 1st Place


Scholarship for Freshman in 2009, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization