New York, NY, US



Yifan (Chrisitna) Deng is a graduate with honors from M.S. Advanced Architectural Design Program at Columbia University, GSAPP. Before this, she was graduated from South China University of Technology with a 5-year B.Arch. Based in New York, she is currently working as an Architectural Designer in Asymptote Architecture.



Asymptote Architecture, Long Island City, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Act as Design Lead / Performed Design Studies in concept stage of 6+ projects
Prepare Client Presentation / Booklet / Board / Animation for 10+ projects
Look and Feel study through Material Samples + Rendering + Spec Drawing
Perform Meetings and Correspondence with Clients, Consultants and Contractors

Vladivostok Cultural Center - Concept Design for the 1000-seat Theater
CCM Arena - Concept Design, Lead Design team, Coordinate Visualization work
Hotel Renovation - Preliminary Design to 100% Detailed Design 400-key hotel
LGDR Booth - From Concept to Built; drawing sets; physical model; PM+CA

Apr 2020 - current

One Architecture & Urbanism, New York, NY, US, Intern

A+U Bicycle Urbanism - Production of publication drawings
Building with Nature - Production of publication drawings

Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

Obra Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern

Glen Road Residence, MD - Structure Set (drawing & model), Topographic, Interior (DD, CD)
Perpetual Spring Pavillion, MMCA, Seoul (Built) - Structure (drawing & model) (DD, CD), Graphic Design
Seohyun Pavillion, Seoul - Structure (drawing & model), Product Research (DD)

Aug 2019 - Dec 2019


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, M.S. Advanced Architectural Design

May 2018 - May 2019

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

Sep 2013 - Jun 2018



Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize, Scholarship

Awarded by Columbia GSAPP in 2019 Spring Semester. The Prize is given to the most outstanding student in the final semester design studio section selected by each critic (open to M.Arch, AAD, UD).


SCUT Second-Class Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded by School of Architecture, South China University of Technology in 2017.


Young Architects Growth Plan - City Regeneration Competition, Honorable Mention

Awarded by UED Magazine / 2015
Student Finalist Award, Team Member


Wanke-Tianhua Design & Construction Competition, 3rd Place

School of Architecture, South China University of Technology / 2014
Third prize, Team Member


Areas of Specialization