Qijian Cui

Qijian Cui

New York, NY, US

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With a degree from Columbia GSAPP and hands-on experience at prestigious firms like Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and O'Neil Langan Architects, I bring a unique blend of academic rigor and real-world expertise to the table. My background includes one and a half years at RAMSA, where I focused on high-end residential projects, as well as half a year at O'Neil Langan Architects, specializing in retail architecture.



O'Neil Langan Architects, New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager

• Created initial designs including layout, elevation, and 3D renderings for the project.
• Completed the detailed design (DD) drawings necessary for permit approval.
• Prepared construction drawings required for obtaining a permit.
• Collaborated with the general contractor, vendors, and client to review shop drawings, finalize pricing, and refine construction details.

Dec 2023 - current

Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

The Shore Club Private Collection (Residential)
• Designed Exterior tower facade, colonnade podium, Cromwell entrance throughout SD & DD phase, including detail design(window, railing, arcade space, penthouse amenity etc.), material selection and coordination, VR testing, VMU drawing and coordination(Rhino, E).
• Designed Interior of tower unit, Cromwell penthouse and beach house throughout DD phase. Including kitchen layout, ceiling popup, spiral stair, rooftop infinity edge pool, entry door, gate, sconces, etc(Rhino, Enscape).
• Documented exterior drawings on DD level (Revit)
• Produce and manage presentations for weekly client meetings(InDesign).

Jul 2022 - Nov 2023

BDP, Shanghai, CN, Intern Architect

Assist Regional Principal with Tianjin National Biology Campus Design Competition (Third Place)
Collaborate with Senior Architect design Chengdu Pidu Shopping Mall (Construction in progress)
Assist Architect with Nnahai Lihu New Town Culture Centre Competition (First Place)

Jun 2018 - Sep 2018


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAAD

HP in Advanced Studio (Summer): A Great Loudreading is in the Making but No One Has Noticed (9pt) Project: ‘Still Smoking...’ - Modelling/Drawing/Webpage (, led by WAI thinktank)
HP in Advanced Studio (Autumn): Work with HCCI on a regional planning and affordable housing project in Bradhurst, Harlem, New York. (9pt, led by Richard Plunz, Victor Body-Lawson)
HP in ARGUMENTS, Summer, thesis: Generic Country(3pt), Lines_not_Splines, Autumn (3pt)

Jun 2021 - current

Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST), Wuhan, CN, BArch, Architecture

Outstanding Graduation Design: Industrial Heritage Regeneration
Summer semester at University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA.
Culture and Sports scholarship in 2015-2016, 2016-2017. (1/40)
Honorable award in United Design Cup, Project: ‘Memory Museum’

Sep 2014 - Jun 2020


United Design Cup, Honorable Mention

Honorable award in United Design Cup, Project: ‘Memory Museum’
Responsibility: Design, Drawing, Modelling.


Areas of Specialization