Archinect
mingyang xia

mingyang xia

New York, NY, US

 
View Portfolio

About 

Mingyang Xia has received his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S of Architecture with minor in Environmental Design at SUNY at Buffalo.

In addition to his education, Ming is currently serving at Zaha Hadid Architects as an Intern Architect. He also served as intern at Ghafari in the summer of 2018. During the internship, he participated in hotel, retail, and residential projects. In 2017, He worked at AECOM (Shenzhen, China) as an entry-level architect and has participated in projects from schematic to design development. Project types he has worked on include Mixed use headquarters, residential, retail, school, hotel and waste to energy plant. 

Ming is enthusiastic in design to build services, installation, exhibition and competition project and on top of all, he is committed in teamwork. Ming is actively seeking for full time job opportunity.

Employment 

Zaha Hadid Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Jun 2019 - current
 

Legat Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Spring Extern

worked on Revit documentation, Construction administration.

Mar 2019 - Mar 2019
 

Ghafari Associates, Grand Rapids, MI, US, Summer Intern

Drafting, BOMA Calculation, Predevelopment Zoning, Schematic designing, Visual Representation.

May 2018 - Aug 2018
 

ABA Studio, New York, NY, US, Spring Extern

Schematic development stage, the project is under formal studies and program planning process. Worked on drafts of new plans.

Mar 2018 - Mar 2018
 

AECOM, Shenzhen, CN, Entry Level Architect

Design development architect. Worked on project planning including building, structure, landscape, and system.

Jan 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Architecture

Aug 2017 - current
 

SUNY at Buffalo (University at Buffalo), Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
 

Awards 

Thesis Super Jury Nominate, Nomination

Master of Architecture Thesis - Infra Oasis. The thesis rethinks the current decommissioning of offshore oil rigs, envisioning a future self-sustainable network of co-live, co-existing spaces for all species.

2019
 

2nd Place & Outstanding Architecture Award, 2nd Place

Ultimate Urban Greenhouse
This student challenge is to design the Ultimate Urban Greenhouse.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018
 

3rd Prize & Honorable Mention, 3rd Place

Arts Engine_42Hours of Re_Creativity
The competition focuses on designing a transportation system that facilitates low-income population and less developed districts.

2018
 

2nd Prize Senior Design Studio Competition, 2nd Place

The student housing project meets the multidisciplinary aspects of being a housing and community center in downtown Buffalo, addressing issues of diversity to the neighborhood.

2016
 

NOMAS 2016 Studio Competition, Honorable Mention

NOMAS 2016 Studio Competition
The Cultural Hinge Plaza focuses on creating a public space that is engaging with the community’s cultural heritage while serving as an institutional space for local artists.

2016
 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Poster Competition, 3rd Place

The poster is recreating Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin house plan into a crossword puzzle. The qualities of Martin house have been categorized into words and laid out along the plan.

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills