mingyang xia

mingyang xia

New York, NY, US

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MingYang Xia graduated from the University of Michigan with Master of Architecture in may in 2019. He received B.SArchitecture and Environmental Design at the University of Buffalo in 2016. 


PEI Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Full-time Architectural Designer

Jul 2019 - current

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

Jun 2019 - current

Legat Architects, new york, 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


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

Aug 2017 - current

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - Dec 2016


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.


2nd Place & Outstanding Architecture Award, 2nd Place

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Areas of Specialization