Sophia Zhu

Sophia Zhu

New York, NY, US

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Sophia Shenhan Zhu is an architectural designer, an assistant instructor, and a set designer. Zhu graduated from M.Arch II program at Princeton University’s School of Architecture with scholarship, Teaching Transcript Certificate, and Media & Modernity Certificate. Zhu received her BA(AS) and M.Arch from University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Architecture with a full scholarship and a prize for outstanding academic performance. She was also educated at Tsinghua University. Zhu has assisted in teaching graduate, undergraduate, and K-12 courses at Princeton University and has practiced architecture and interior design at Aedas, Alexander Wong Architects, Priestman Architects, and Jiakun Architects. Her academic design work has been featured in international awards and exhibited in London, Boston, New York, Princeton, and Hong Kong.
Her current work focuses on the agency and design of architecture in postcolonial, marginalized places and urban studies based on human & nature relations. This work is featured in the exhibition Too Fast Too Slow in New York City in April of 2019. Her theater projects have been performed in New York and Princeton. 



Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, Assistant Instructor

Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

Alexander Wong Architects, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Designer

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Architecture Graduate

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

Matthew Priestman Architects, Chongqing, CN, Summer Intern

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Jiakun Architects, Chengdu, CN, Summer Intern

May 2012 - Jul 2012


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Post-Professional Master of Architecture

Princeton Admission Scholarship
Media & Modernity Certificate
Teaching Transcript Certificate

Sep 2017 - Jun 2019

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, Bachelors, Bachelor of Art in Architectural Studies

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014

Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN, Foundation Year

Sep 2010 - Jul 2011


Princeton SoA Admission Scholarship, Scholarship


Winner of Public Choice in the design competition “Cambodia 2015”, 1st Place


J H Kinoshita Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance, Award


HKU Admission Full Scholarship, Scholarship


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