Houston, TX, US



Hongyi is currently seeking full-time entry-level architectural designer position.

Her passion lies in the inter-disciplinary nature of architectural design practice. Having attained the professional B.Arch degree, Hongyi has working experience in various cultural backgrounds, including Tokyo, Shanghai, and New York. She seeks global opportunities at the early stage of her  career. The scale of the projects she's participated consists of institutional, residential, urban, and mixed-use tower. She has experience in Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents phases.

Hongyi's interested in pushing the boundary of architectural design to engage in social issues, technology evolution and cultural climate. Seeing architecture closely related to the society and the public at large, she's eager to explore the identity of architect in various realm and relationships.



Weiss/Manfredi, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer, Marketing and PR Assistant

• Assist in construction drawings, digital 3D modeling and concept model making during CD phase for an urban park in Queens, NY.
• Collaborated with the project leader on a student center project analyzing space utilization for a university client, and produced proposals for RFPs, and a final design design report
• Create and compile submission packages for award applications, including design portfolios, copyright forms, online application, written documents and letters.
• Manage deliverable materials for monthly design meetings
• Create packages for RFQ/RFPs, design proposals for competitions and press responses.
• Maintain and update marketing materials, including project portfolios, photography, and web designs.
• Compile and edit powerpoint presentations for lectures and interview presentations.
• Coordinate communication and production of books and publications. Manage book design and editing, printing, and binding of the book.

Projects involved:
• Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park Phase II, Queens, NY
• MIT campus building competition proposal

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015

Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo, JP, Architectural Intern

• Team member of several competition projects
• Led the model team to produce 1/8”=1’0” large models for the architectural exhibition Between Nature and Architecture at the GA gallery in Japan
• Produced 3D model, concept models and interior, exterior renderings for a hotel renovation project in Taiwan

Project Involved:
• Taiwan Cafe
• Other competition projects

May 2013 - Aug 2013

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

• Team member of a competition project in Schematic Design phase and a residential project in Construction Design phase.
• Completed an independent research on super-tall buildings around the world and created a report booklet to be used as reference.
• Produced a 1/4”=1’0” large detailed physical model to visualize interior space planning and materiality
• Assisted in drawings and editing for design report booklets.
• Assisted in material testing and choosing for interior design.
• Coordinated with various outside material providers to perform material testing for the interior design, and complied a presentation on the material selection

May 2012 - Aug 2012


Rice University, Houston, TX, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2016


Tau Sigma Delta, 1st Place

This award recognizes intellectual achievement, effort and initiative as well as leadership, and character amongst graduating architecture students.


President's Honor Roll, 1st Place

This award honors students for excellent academic standing.


Areas of Specialization