Qiong WU

Qiong WU

Los Angeles, CA, US



Site Context is the phase I'm interested in, and it becomes the start of my design, and more important, thinking.

Traditional architectural education in the toppest architectural school in China makes me focus on material and space, but recent life in Los Angeles, a place with dynamic environment and metabolism makes me interested in a range of factors and causal relationships, from commercial rules to climate environment.

I'm always expecting a better working opportunity, an opportunity I can turn my enthusiasm into material product.



GA Design Architecture and Planning, Torrance, CA, US, Architectural Intern

My current work mainly focus on Schematic Design Phase to Construction Design Phase in Revit environment for a couple of apartment projects accross Great Los Angeles area, such as Desert Bloom Villa in Cathedral City, Francis Ave Apartment in Korea Town, and Garden Grove Lotus Plaza in Garden Grove.

My previous work in GA Design focused on corrective access compliance work for 21 schools from Los Angeles United School District, to apply new ADA (American with Disability Act) requirement and CBC 2013 (California Building Code 2013) to these schools. During that time I assisted architects with construction drawings, specifications, and documents from Construction Document Phase to Construction Administration Phase.

Mar 2014 - current

Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, Intern

Linghai Hotel Project:

Preparation of presentation document, drawing of section and curtain wall detail under the assistance of architects and curtain wall consultant.

Hongyu Tower:

In Cooperation with RTKL and prepare document for review

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011

Architectural Design Institute of Zhongyuan Oil Field, Puyang, CN, Intern

Participated in Shijijingyuan, a dwelling project.
Work with contractors in the job site, and coordinated with architect.
Conducting final review of construction

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Carpenter Team, Puyang, CN, Apprentice

Assisted the master to work on the decoration of the foyer of Commercial Center Building in Puyang.
My job varied from saw-cut to painting.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, post-professional program

Los Angeles Theories
Paramatric and Computation
Directed Design Research

Aug 2012 - Dec 2013

Southeast University, Nanjing, CN, BArch, 5-year program

Histories and Theories of Architecture
Tectonics and Constructions
Functions, Space, and Structure and Theories of Them
Studio Projects range from Furniture to Urban Design, and Building Projects from 1400 sf up to 300000 sf

Aug 2007 - Jul 2012


School of Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship


Cannon Design Endowed Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization