Ruying Lu

Ruying Lu

Brooklyn, NY, US

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M.arch candidate at Pratt Institute


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Graduate Assistant

 Became the Graduate Assistant for architecture elective in Fall 2021 and continued as technology GA in Spring 2022
 Helped with creating base files and models for the class, setting up reviews, and organizing site visits for class

Sep 2021 - current

RUIS Studio, Remote, Freelance Illustrator

Created architectural illustrations according to clients' requirements

Oct 2020 - current

LXD Architectural Design Office, Nanjing, CN, Architectural Intern

Communicated with clients to explain concepts of project, and to improve design based on clients’ opinions
Drafted architectural drawing for several designs, including the massing model and plan of Hetu Cultural Square, and plan of buildings in Gaoyou Campus (in-progress) of Nanjing University of the Arts
Assisted in detailing design proposals

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

University of Maryland /Vesuvian Institute, Castellamare di Stabia, Campania, Italy, Teaching Assistant (ARCH428V: Architectural Recording for Archaeology)

Participated in the program as a student over the summer of 2018. The course is about the survey of ancient Stabia, particularly of Villa Arianna and Villa San Marco, which have been subject to extensive excavation and preservation
Became a TA for the course in 2019; taught drawing class at the site of an archaeological survey project
Conducted EDM site survey and prepared visuals for future publication; applied LiDAR scanning devices to document the site

May 2019 - Jun 2019


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture, AS

 Admitted with advanced standing

Aug 2020 - May 2022

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US, Bachelors, Bs in Architecture

Graduated with Magna Cum Laude
Faculty Award for Academic Excellence
Faculty Award for Excellence in Design
Rycroft Scholarship (2018/19)
Merit Scholarship (2017/18/19) | Merit based
Dean’s List (2017/18/19/20) | Merit based
R.L.Vann Scholarship and Young Scholarship (5/2018) | Merit based
Member of Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society

Aug 2017 - May 2020


2021 NYS Mass Timber Design Competition, 3rd Place


Jury Citation of 2019 AIA Maryland Student Design Awards Competition, Honorable Mention


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