Paul Xiaopu Wang

Paul Xiaopu Wang

New York, NY, US



Focusing on defining better human experience as a whole, Paul has been working in the architecture industry as a multi-disciplinary designer. With a Master of Science in Urban Design and Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree, his design rationale, visual language, and storytelling capability embody unique perspectives that are influenced by collaborative projects spanning across architecture, fashion, graphic design, gaming, industrial design, and photography. His work is bold, iconic, and satirical, yet still witty allowing for design clarity and intent to present itself, but not at the expense of relatability. 


Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (M.S.AUD) _Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) _California College of the Arts (CCA)

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DE-YAN, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

|| Designed global events for Google, Louis Vuitton, Ford, and more.
|| Oversaw all the interior, event, architectural visualization, and set design projects.
|| Managed teams of architectural designers, graphic designers, and motion designers.

Oct 2017 - May 2019

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

|| Structured graphic guidelines for Urban Design studio presentations and archiving.
|| Aided format and layout design for Urban Design online publication.

Sep 2016 - May 2017

Career Services, Columbia University GSAPP, New York, NY, US, Career Services Assistant

|| Planned and promoted GSAPP networking events and panel discussions.
|| Initiated Urban Design specific portfolio review and career trajectory talk.

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Guest Critic

|| Summer GSAPP M.S.AUD Studio / Summer GSAPP M.S.AUD DTEQ reviews. (2017)
|| Fall GSAPP M.Arch Core I Studio / Fall GSAPP New York & Paris Studio mid-reviews. (2016)

Sep 2016 - Jan 2017

MKThink, San Francisco, CA, US, Intermediate Designer

|| Prepared and coordinated construction documents in Revit for six WeWork projects.
|| Reconfigured office’s Revit workflow and asset library to improve drawing accuracy.
|| Developed a set of BIM modular model for WeWork’s value engineering studies.

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Eight Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Independent Designer

|| Assisted to create The Lincoln Way digital customer experience for Lincoln China.
|| Drafted brand identity and business strategy study for retail startup TeaWay.

Jul 2015 - Jan 2016

Blitz, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

|| Produced schematic studies for customized features in tech startups headquarters.
|| Prepared construction documents in Revit for 800,000sqft+ startup office designs.
|| Streamlined office workflow between Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUp, and Vray.

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Match Box Studio, Beijing, CN, Founder

|| Directed graphic design services specialized in brand identity, print, and digital media.
|| Exhibited Installation at The Masjid Darussalam Masque and Goodwill San Francisco HQ. (2013)

Jan 2008 - May 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design

|| Student Council Representative
|| Staten Island Arts Future Culture RFQ Finalist / si_amped_[ecotone] (2017)
|| Water Urbanism Studio, Kolkata (2017)

Jun 2016 - May 2017

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

|| Annual Book Award (Architecture) Nominee (2014)
|| Jury Prize (Architecture) Nominee / Project Tuner, SHAN Center, and Metro{pool}is (2010, 2012 & 2013)
|| Installation at California Collge of the Arts Annual Fashion Show VIP Lounge (2013)
|| Gowanus by Design Competition Special Mention / Metro{pool}is (2012)
|| Water City Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012)

Jan 2009 - May 2014


For Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Buses, Award

|| Staten Island Arts Future Culture RFQ Finalist / si_amped_[ecotone]


Annual Book Award, CCA, Nomination


Jury Prize, CCA, Nomination

|| Jury Prize (Architecture) Nominee / Metro{pool}is


Jury Prize, CCA, Nomination

|| Jury Prize (Architecture) Nominee / Project Tuner


Areas of Specialization