Jian Zheng

Jian Zheng

New York, NY, US

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I graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Before that, I got the degree in Bachelor of Architecture at Southeast University, China.   

Throughout my college career, I have received quite different educations on architecture. My undergraduate education is very rigorous, focusing on structure, material, tectonic details and quality of space. I need to work hard on accurate drawings and making physical models. For another, my work in Columbia GSAPP focus more on how architecture is connected to the world, it requires me on thinking of creative ideas. The different ways of learning help me develop comprehensive abilities in architecture. During the past 6 years, I had several internships, participated in 7 projects in different teams. I learned how to cooperate with different people and adapt to various roles in a team. Now I am good at conception design, making physical models, rendering, and tectonic studies.



East China Architectural Design & Research Institute, Shanghai, China, Shanghai, CN, Architect Intern

Mount Putuo Buddhist Art Museum Design & Ancient Temples Renovation

House of Buddhist abbot in Mount Putuo

TIT Basketball Stadium Design Competition in Tokyo

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Natural Build Operation LLC, Shanghai, China, Shanghai, CN, Intern Architect

#503 Moganshan Boutique Hotel Renovation

#497 Xiangyang Road House Renovation

Urban Renewal, Renovation of Old Town Pinghu, Zhejiang

Jun 2016 - Oct 2016

Architects & Engineers Co.Ltd. of Southeast University, Nanjing, China, Nanjing, CN, Intern Architect, Researcher

Research & Mapping of the Old Town Nanxun, Zhejiang

Measurement & drawing of two historic buildings in Laichen Pang House

Yi Garden Restoration & Renovation

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015

Higrade Architecture & Landscape Design Research Institute, Nanjing, China, Nanjing, CN, Intern Architect

Xuzhou Science and Technology Industrial Park, General Planning

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design

Andres Jaque/ Bernard Tschumi/ Steven Holl & Dimitra Tsachrelia Studio

Studio Prize 2018/ ARCHITECT Magazine

Selected works in GSAPP Abstract/ Summer2017, Fall2017, Spring 2018

May 2017 - May 2018

Southeast University,School of Architecture (TOP 2 Best Architecture School in China), Nanjing, BArch, Architecture

2nd Prize, SEU Structure Design Contest, Southeast University, China (2014)

National Scholarship (2014)

National Endeavor Fellowship (2013, 2015)

Award for Architectural Design Curriculum (2015, 2016)

Award for History of Chinese Architecture Course (2015)

Award for Architectural Tectonics Study Curriculum (2014)

Aug 2012 - May 2017


Studio Prize, Award

Dimitra Tsachrelia & Steven Holl Studio, Architectonics of Music


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