Rentian Liu

Rentian Liu

Philadelphia, PA, US

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I am inquiring about a full-time entry-level architectural position. 

Rentian is a student from the M.Arch program. Before his enrollment in Penn, he got his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and worked for Kengo Kuma & Associates during the gap year. There he learned to appreciate the relationship between user and architecture through diverse levels of details and material exploration. His previous experience working on projects with detailed-oriented schedules has taught him to keep balance when he became aggressive in Penn. In this way, combined with his thinking of adaptive reuse with a creative mind, he developed an interest in the relationship between user and architecture, the transition from public to private spaces, which guides him to keep producing new architecture for the future. 

His design work experiments with the overlaps between and among film, installation, paint, theory, and building. 


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture Professional Degree
Real Estate Design and Development Certificate

Jul 2016 - Jun 2019

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, GB, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, CN, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012


2020 PennDesign Year End Show, Other


PRESSING MATTER (PennDesign Year Book), Nomination


2018 F.Schenck-Henry Gillette Woodman Scholarship, Scholarship


Dales Traveling Fellowship, Scholarship


UIA-HYP Cup 2016 International Student Competition, Honorable Mention


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