Yuejia Ying

Yuejia Ying

Saint Louis, MO, US

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BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, Danmark , Design Assistant

- Worked on design competition with partner David Zahle
- Delivered and 3D printed the master plan of Flemingsburg in Sweden
- Designed the facade options for four Singapore towers with grasshopper

Oct 2019 - Feb 2020

SmithGroup, Chicago, IL, USA, Architecture Intern

- Rationalized the Wanxiang Innovation industrial park design through grasshopper
- Delivered facade design of hospital competition
- Won the Gatlinburg Iconic Tower Design Competition

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, Design Team Member for 2018 Solar Decathlon Competition

- Explored 3D-print hyperbolic molds for GFRC and GFRG envelope and 3D-print furniture
- Addressed passive solar building strategy into the parametric design through Dynamo
- Co-managed and worked on-site for the five-week construction of the Lotus House

Jan 2018 - Aug 2018

Jacobs, St. Louis, MO, USA, Architecture Intern

- Produced renderings of Kirkwood Performance Art Center for the local newspaper
- Delivered design options and CD drawings through Revit programming and modeling
- Assisted client-based meetings; Presented intern works to the team and top executives

May 2018 - Jul 2018

Jacobs, St. Louis, MO, USA, Architecture Intern

- Worked alongside design principal and hydraulic engineers on the design charrette and
final package submission of the 15.5-acre Sterling Natural Resource Center in California

May 2017 - Aug 2017

WILCOTER, Shanghai, China, Architecture Intern

- Designed flexible working area in the floorplan for business incubator
- Delivered renovation design including facades, diagrams, and cost estimation

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015


Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

GPA: 3.79/4.00

- Macht Scholarship in Architecture; Washington University Scholarship
- Design selected for 2018 NAAB Accreditation Exhibition
- Design selected for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 Architecture Graduate Approach Publication

Aug 2016 - Jan 2021

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, Masters, Civil and Environmental Engineering

GPA: 3.91/4.00
- 1st Place of 2015, 2nd Place of 2014 EARL-GRAD Design Prize in Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Bachelors, Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering

GPA: 4.37/5.00

Sep 2011 - May 2015


Honorable mention of 2020 Young Architect Competition (YAC), Honorable Mention

Ghost Town refuge is the competition launched by YAC and Craco Ricerche. It invites architects to design a dispersed system of contemporary refuges among the ruins of the ancient Craco. This system will enable visitors to live a sublime experience: living among ruins and falling asleep under the uncovered vaults of a ghost town.


Honorable mention of 2020 Volume Zero Competition, 3rd Place

THE LITTLE BIG LOO RETHINKING PUBLIC TOILETS 2020: to reimagine the conventions of public toilets and encourage the best possible solutions for this serious problem scenario which plaguing our World. Its time to put on your thinking hats and get working on creating the Little Big Loo – an innovative public toilet for the areas that need healthy sanitation facilities. Come, let's make the world a better place, by building a better loo!


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