ning wang

ning wang

Chicago, IL, US



Design geek



Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Assistant Designer

Utilized advanced digital design software like CATIA and Grasshopper to innovate design process
Designed buildings, prepared design and construction documents, made digital and physical models for all design phases
Coordinated and translated the conference with Chinese clients

Dec 2013 - Sep 2014

Blu Homes, Inc, Boston, MA, US, Project Designer

Worked with the user interactive design team to provide clients visual experience of the company product houses, and provided digital design support to the company website. Made drawings for all design phases.

Jul 2012 - Nov 2013

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, lab teaching assistant

In charge of 3D printers and helping architecture students to make proper 3D models for print

Sep 2010 - Apr 2012

CannonDesign, Boston, MA, US, spring extern

Participated all kinds of activities, including 3D modeling, 2D drawing and project panel meetings

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

TSK Architects, Las Vegas, NV, US, summer intern

Contributed to the marketing and built up the connections to local developers in Shenzhen,

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011

Hanhua Design, Guangzhou, CN, summer intern

Actively participated in the whole design process for large scale real estate project with 5,600,000 sf area, in charge of final representation drawings

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, architecture

The Michigan Architecture Program has given me comprehensive training in both architecture design theory and practice. I have good standing in my academic curriculum and particularly in design studios, selected as the representative of Annual Student Exhibition in 2011 and 2012. Michigan is very strong in computational design and digital fabrication; I took most of these courses and my thesis is about parametric urbanism. Working as a teaching assistant in the Digital Fabrication Lab, I am familiar with how to use the tools and machines. In addition, my vision has been broadened through a wide variety of courses in environmental engineering, urban planning and real estate development disciplines. I have gone through some courses and workshop about sustainable design and I am preparing myself for the LEED AP now.

Jun 2009 - Apr 2012

Peking University, Beijing, CN, Bachelors, mathematics, Yuanpei College

I am very proud of studying 3 years mathematics in Peking University, whose mathematics department is among the best of the world. First of all, I think I got much smarter and more logical thinking. Instead of being taught what to learn, I was taught how to learn quickly and well. Therefore I am never afraid or hesitated to touch new stuff and skills, but I do enjoy the learning process. Second, I was trained well with computational scripting and geometrical operation, which helps me to explore architecture later.

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Yale University, Beijing, CN, Yale-PKU Joint Program

Sep 2006 - Jan 2007

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