Lu Yu

Lu Yu

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Detail-oriented architecture student with a multi-cultural training background. Excelled in architectural representation and documentation. Experienced in communication and construction practice. Passionate about the making place and architecture. Created a bay window thermal buffer zone and mini greenhouse made of salvaged shipping crates.



2018 SOLAR DECATHLON CHINA, Intern Architect

• Monitored construction work on site
• Prepared draft specifications for construction material and equipment
• Communicated technical inquiries for 20 international competition teams

May 2018 - Sep 2018

Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), Beijing, CN, Assistant Architect

• Created CAD drawings multiple projects ranging from educational to commercial
• Participated in creating biding presentation for governmental projects

Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

Atelier Mobile, Turin, IT, Freelance Architect

• Created a thorough site analysis along a 24-mile biking trail
• Designed and developed a flexible timber system
• Collaborated with the local community in the construction of a prototype observation pavilion

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

• Winner of 2020 CityStudio Student Award for documenting the former Carnegie Library in Hyde Park, Old North St. Louis
• 1-year experience as a research assistant

Jul 2017 - Jan 2021

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, CN, BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

• Degree project won second place in the 5th China Institute of Interior Design Student Award
• People’s Scholarship of HIT (top 5% in the department)

Sep 2012 - Jun 2017

Politecnico di Torino, Turin, IT, Bachelors, Laurea in Architecture

• Graduate with honors
• Research essay on wayfinding design for healthcare facilities

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016


Paris Pavilion Art Of Peace, Honorable Mention

The aim of this competition is to design a free standing temporary structure in Paris that would exhibit the virtues of hope and tolerance.
The inspiration starts with an attempt to visualize a fragment of La Marseillaise. Encoded with the music, the vivid, changing appearance of the pavilion responses to different occasion, opens to various interpretations and accommodates complex moods.


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