Liya Zhu

Liya Zhu

Saint Louis, MO, US



Dedicated junior architect with excellent analytical and technical skills demonstrated
by 5 years of study and intern experiences in China; And conceptual and
communicational skills strengthened by 2 years of study in USA. One year  working experience in China and USA.


Fluidity Design Consultants, Los Angeles, Junior Architect

Concept design, preparing CAD drawings and presentation file sets.

Sep 2011 - current

Zhongnan Architecture Design and research Institute, China, Intern Architect

Assistant project manager in Bao Li Xin Yu Residential Quarters project with contract
files and coordination with clients. Also handled design of two condominiums,
drawings and 3D renderings.

May 2009 - Sep 2009

Wuhan University, Intern Architect

Surveying and mapping neighborhoods in Fancheng in collaboration with two other
students. Independently design for the renewal project of a neighborhood in

Jun 2008 - Jul 2008

Wuhan University, Intern Architect

Design and developed construction documents in CAD, 3D renderings and
presentation bid sets for a residential building in a military region, Wuhan.

Mar 2008 - Apr 2008

Yichang Architecture Design Institute Yichang, Intern Architect

Involved in the design of a boarding school for around 2000 students. Prepared CAD
drawing sets and rendering materials.

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007


Washington University in St. Louis, MArch, Architecture

Degree Project
February 2011 to May 2011
St.Louis, MO
Conducted the primer site research and decided the topic of project in the course
"design thinking". Developed all CAD drawings, renderings, and 18 study models for
the art museum including a concept model made of rubberbands, screws and bolts
most praised by critics.

611 Advanced Studio
September 2010 to December 2010
Venice, Italy
Traveled to Venice to study Corbusier's hospital designed in 1964. Designed a public
archives as an addition to the hospital. Project is praised by critic Kenneth Framptonas the most understanding of Venice and most beautiful in studio.

512 Advanced Studio
February 2010 to May 2010
Tokyo, Japan
Directed by Wiel Arets. Conducted full research on Tokyo which led to the
development of a new type of city- Amphipolis. Redefined the world map made of

511 Advanced Studio
September 2009 to December 2009
Conduct a research on NSA. Design an extension of NSA. Produced a 5-feet physical
model which is later for school exhibition.

Sep 2009 - May 2011

Wuhan University, BArch, Architecture


Journal Articles:
• Liya Zhu. (2009). Diaolou in China. Modern Business Trade Industry. 1-2, 2009.
Liya Zhu. (2008). On the Design of an Architectural Atrium. Science and
Technology Innovation Herald. 36, 2008.

Sep 2003 - Aug 2008

Areas of Specialization