Tianyu Yang

Tianyu Yang

New York, NY, US

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Tianyu Yang is an architectural designer and independent media researcher based in New York City. She holds a M.Arch and a M.S.CCCP from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. A number of her architectural design projects are published by GSAPP Abstract and the architectural magazine Patio. Her master’s thesis investigates the early employment of drawing and photography as powerfully judicial and forensic media apparatuses in the architectural reconstruction of the crime scene before WWI. Tianyu had also worked as a co-teacher and teaching assistant for Professor Ralph Ghoche’s two courses “City, Landscape, Ecology” and “History of Modern Architecture” in the Department of Architecture at Barnard College.


SPS Pre-College Program, Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Instructor

Independently created and taught an introductory curriculum of architecture which includes lectures, workshops and field trips for high school students (16 & 17 year-olds).

Jun 2022 - Aug 2022

Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Worked as a teaching assistant and a co-teacher for Prof. Ralph Ghoche for two architecture courses. The daily responsibilities include leading seminars, assisting students on their research projects and grading papers.

Jul 2021 - May 2022

Gen Architects, Shanghai, CN, Architecture Intern

Assisted the senior architect on the urban design project for the Beisanjia Water Town in China. Specifically, worked extensively on the design and representation of the master plan and the family housing units.

Independently produced presentation drawings and physical models for multiple projects, which were published on the acclaimed Chinese architectural magazine “POSITION.”

Transcribed and translated from English to mandarin the conference between Gen Architects’ led architects and Prof. Stanislaus Fung from CUHK, School of Architecture.

May 2019 - Aug 2019


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Critical, Curatorial, Conceptual Practices

Sep 2020 - May 2022

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2018 - May 2022


William Kinne Fellowship Traveling Prize, Grant

These awards are granted on the merit of proposals submitted for travel abroad incorporating the study of architecture, including planning and other specialized aspects of architecture.


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