Ruby Tian

Ruby Tian

Fredericksburg, VA, US

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Architectural Designer / Curator

Washington D.C. Metro Area

A passionate architectural designer experienced in designing large scale mixed-use developments and small-scale interiors in international architecture firms and museums. With interest in advanced design in conjunction with architecture and technology, Tian is working towards earning an architectural license.  


The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US, Architecture and Design Department Intern

Project - Exhibition The Value of Good Design

• Assisted Curator Juliet Kinchin and Curatorial Assistant Andrew Gardner with curating exhibitions The Value of Good Design and Cars
• Conducted research on good design objects and automobiles such as artists, architects, periods, etc.
• Created loans, catalogues, checklists, and object packages by using TMS (The Museum System)

Jan 2019 - Apr 2019

Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo, JP, Architectural Intern

Project - Taikoo Hui high-end retail store design in Guangzhou, China

• Developed and Implemented experience-based and brand-focused schematic design strategies
• Created concept design, renderings, diagrams and drawings for client presentations
• Analyzed local building code, standards, zoning, and other applicable laws

Jan 2019 - Jan 2019

The Skyscraper Museum, New York, NY, US, Project Intern

• Conducted architectural research on skyscrapers and building technologies
• Coordinated with CTBUH Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, architectural and engineering consulting firms
• Designed exhibitions, graphics and interactive interfaces

Jun 2018 - Dec 2018

The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY, US, Archives intern

Project - Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné (digital)

• Assisted the Museum Archivists with the completion of the digital Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné
• Analyzed and Cataloged Noguchi's architectural drawings of Philip A. Hart Plaza in Detroit and Bayfront Park in Miami from the 1950s to 1990s

Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

Limon Lab Architecture & Design, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Project - Arts Olympus artist residency in Panama City, Panama

• Produced the schematic design of the core and shell of buildings, parking, landscape, and terraces
• Implemented 3D modeling, physical model-making, and architectural drawings
• Conducted site and material research, client presentations and details development

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Tsinghua Yuan Architectural Design LTD., Shenzhen, CN, Architectural Intern

• Assisted in site analysis, site access, and planning in the scales of the neighborhood, city, region, and beyond
• Created diagrams, site plans, mappings
• Designed high-quality presentation books and portfolios for marketing and client presentations

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture with Minor in Museum and Gallery Practices.

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited professional degree program.

Interdisciplinary Studies: Architecture, History of Art and Design, Humanities and Media Studies, and Social Science and Critical Studies.

Graduate with Honors

Aug 2014 - May 2019

Pratt Institute Rome, Rome, IT, Study Abroad

Undergraduate Architecture in Rome during the Spring Semester

Jan 2018 - May 2018


2019 Degree Project Design Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention

2019 Pratt Institute School of Architecture Degree Project Design Awards


Outstanding Merit, Award

2019 Pratt Institute Graduation Awards


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