Fangzheng Dong

Fangzheng Dong

Philadelphia, PA, US

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I am a graduate student from the University of Michigan with a dual degree Master of Science in Architecture and Mathematics. Mixing the art of design with the logic of applied maths is one of my keen interest. I just graduated in the Fall 2018 semester and received my diplomas at the end of January 2019. I am currently at the OPT authorisation period and am expected to receive the EAD card before mid-March 2019. 

In the past few years, I have done internships with various job responsibilities. 

With my passion for design, logic and collaboration, I am well prepared to succeed as a productive designer with my proficiency in rendering, sketching, model making (physical and digital), and representation. My unique skill sets in programming with tools like Grasshopper and Python allow me to think innovatively and open up more possibilities. 

I am currently looking for job opportunities to start my professional career.


Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning Design Institute, Beijing, CN, Intern

Applying needfinding strategy on small town developments to find a business-sustainable urban planning solution; Doing case study, conceptual planning, industry analysis, interpretation of superior planning policy; translate the strategic solution to spatial language and urban layout.

Get big migration data through Python crawler, doing data visualization analysis on R; use Excel VBA to match Python crawled data with geographic coordinates, city codes, etc.

Use Excel, SPSS for linear analysis of population.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

A+I (Architecture Plus Information), New York, NY, US, One week externship

Research on parametric patterns and present conceptual design iterations in the 7th Avenue Penn Station renewal project; supervise the construction progress, avoid line conflicts inconsistent to design in the Horizon Headquarter project.

Feb 2017 - Feb 2017

UD Architects(under China Architecture Design & Research Group), Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

SketchUp, and Rhino3D modelling; Designed floor layout that maximizes space comfort; Designed sunken square spaces in the city to create a comfortable and inviting space; Detailed construction drawing designs of stairs and restrooms; Making renderings and sketches of potential facades after changes of building configuration; Performed site analysis, transportation analysis; surveyed existing buildings and created weekly report for an urban design project in the CBD area of Beijing.

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Master of Science in Mathematics

Applied Maths

Jan 2019 - current

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Master of Science in Architecture

Jun 2016 - Dec 2018

South China University of Technology, Guangzhou Shi, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - Jul 2016