Selena Zhen

Selena Zhen

New York, NY, US

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I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Minor in Human Computer Interaction as well as a passion for the beauty of experience and detail. I strongly believe in the process of design and its applications to situations outside of architecture and design, and am looking forward to ways I can improve human experience, expand my skillset, and develop new methods of approach to design.

Advocacy and leadership are an incredibly important part of my career, all of which have been unquestionably crucial to shaping my perspective of studio culture, my work ethic, and my motivation.



Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, BArch, School of Architecture

Bachelor's of Architecture, Minor in Human Computer Interaction, 2020

Aug 2015 - May 2020


Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded to the graduating Bachelor of Architecture student who demonstrated leadership, performed willing service for the School, and shows promise of real, professional merit through his/her attitude and personality.


Senior Leadership Recognition, Award

Annually, Carnegie Mellon University recognizes graduating seniors via a process known as Senior Leadership Recognition, where staff and faculty across the University nominate students who have made significant contributions during their time as a member of the Carnegie Mellon University community.


Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar, Other

Scholars represent an embodiment of CMU’s high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts.


AIA Pennsylvania Student Award, Award

Recognizes the exceptional scholastic achievement and future architectural promise of a graduating student.


Stewart L. Brown Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Recognized for professional promise as measured in both attitudes and scholastic achievement. Juried by AIA Pittsburgh.


Indiana Architectural Foundation Scholarship, Scholarship

For academic excellence as an architectural student.


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