Pu Zhang

Pu Zhang

Cambridge, MA, US




Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design,and Bachelor of Architecture from Tongji University.

With both architecture and urban design background, I’m not only interested in the infinite possibility of buildings to make better life, but also in how the architectural interventions can have multiple influence on a larger scope. The education of urban design also enriches my understanding of projects by helping me envision a more integrated and comprehensive picture.

Professionally, I have been working as an intern in Standard Architecture(2012), an internationally founded architecture firm in Beijing. The experience of working with both foreign and local architects benefits me with diverse working styles and perspectives. And my intern experience in China New Rural Planning and Design Institute (2016), reinforces my sensibility to material and construction, after I spent two months on the construction site, working together with architects, engineers and villagers. I also coordinated a 2-week design and construction workshop, being the team leader of 11 collage students to design and complete the construction on site.This gives me an all-round picture of the design-construction process.


China New Rural Planning and Design, Beijing, CN, Architect Intern

Redeveloping plan of Zhongguan Village, Guizhou (help with the field research and conceptual design);
Kitchen-restroom addition to the Village Reception House (from concept to construction design);
Design and Construction Workshop of renovating the Flue-cured Tobacco Chamber (responsible for the proposal, coordinating and instructing in the whole process)

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute, Shanghai, CN, Architect Intern

Caoyang Second Middle School
(Help with detail design: construction details, material choice)

Dec 2013 - Feb 2014

Standard Architecture, Shanghai, CN, Architect Intern

YongPingLi Renovation
(Help to develop design concept )
Hangzhou XiaoFeng Art Museum (Help to develop design concept )

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013


Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture in Urban Design

Sep 2015 - May 2017

Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jul 2014


CTBUH 2015 International Student Tall Building Design Competition Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention


“CUC CUP” National University Students Architectural Design Competition Merit Award, Honorable Mention


East-Asian Architecture & Urban Design Workshop Silver Award, Honorable Mention


CAUP Lighting Art Design Competition, 2nd Place


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