Ruiting Zhang

Ruiting Zhang

Stuttgart, DE



Designer and project manager with 7 years’ experience in exhibition and museum projects, with a strong focus on content interpretation and excellent skills in distilling information into impactful narrative environments. Ruiting's scope of work ranges from concept to completion for museums, brands, cultural institutions, and has covered diverse themes including science, technology, history, as well as exhibitions aimed for the youth.

Ruiting was born in Beijing and raised in UK, she obtained a Bachelor's Degree of Architecture in Southwest Jiaotong University of China, and a Master's in Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Her passion in humanity, art and natural sciences, combined with her multicultural and interdisciplinary background, has fostered a design approach based on synthesis.

While managing complex international projects across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, she has developed empathy in designing for different cultures and knowledge in coordinating various exhibition trades including media, lighting, film and graphics. Her next step aims to apply her project-leading and content development skills further in cultural institutions and corporates.


Atelier Brueckner, Stuttgart, DE, Project Manager, Exhibition Designer

- Leading and coordinating teams of 5-10 people in complex international projects
- Alignment with international clients and external partners
- Assessment of budget and timing for project scales between 500 - 5000㎡
- Supervision for site construction, media and film production until completion
- Presenting concepts to clients up to CEO-level through visual & verbal communication
- Content development, storyboard design for film and media
- Research and design of educational interactive exhibits

Oct 2013 - current

Gensler, Beijing, CN, Intern

Took part in Pan Chang Gang design competition (Chengdu) and Beijing Vantone project; translator for documents & meetings.

Nov 2010 - Feb 2011

Freeland Rees Roberts, Cambridge, GB, Intern

Short Term intern, designed bay window and participated in field work

Jan 2008 - Jan 2008


The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, Masters, Industrial Design in Architectural Context

Whilst studying furniture design, I worked with different kinds of wood and expressed its materiality with shape, form, and construction method. This bred my interest in multidisciplinary working methods. Hence my journey from architecture to art and design; working with different disciplines and scales ranging from furniture to textiles to urban landscape installations. I also exchanged into Textile Department in Danish Design School, experimenting with merging different forms of art and design.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, CN, BArch, Architecture

During my studies a major awareness of mine is investigating the way the human body “senses” and relates with space; I had the desire to provide a meaningful spatial experience for the user and engaged in related projects. These projects fostered me a deeper understanding of spatial elements and its connection with psychology and movement.

Studies: Research essay on the Temple of Heaven - investigations on the religious cultural content of Chinese architecture.

Translator for public lectures on Post-war Architecture by Prof. Thilo Hilpert (Wiesbaden University)

Research essays on topic of ‘Space and Human Activity’ - analysis of how space and the psychology behind social behaviours affect each other.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2011


SRTP (Student Research Training Project), Award

Awarded by Southwest Jiaotong University, Research title: “ARTitecture”, discussion on blending the boundaries of Architecture and Art.


Autodesk Revit <Du Jiang Yan Earthquake Memorial> national design competition for university students., Award


CCTV cup National English Speech Cont, 2nd Place

Second Place of China in CCTV cup National English Speech Contest for University Students
Debate topic: “Hutong” residential houses as the cultural symbol of Beijing.


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