Ya Suo

Ya Suo

New York, NY, US




rvtr, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Design Research Assistant

Project designer for ‘Deep Monitoring | EHI’ health-care project, in charge of project research, scoping, design and correspondence
Visualizing project ‘Protean Prototypes’
Canadian exhibit at Venice Biennale 2016 research

Jun 2015 - Dec 2015

URBANUS, Beijing, CN, Architectural Intern

Supervised by Principal Hui Wang
Site research and schematic design for Tuanjiehu old neighborhood refining design project
Assisted Han Li (Drawing Architecture Studio) in architectural illustrations, exhibited in Beijing Design Week

Jun 2014 - Aug 2015

Akoaki, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Designer

Label design for Afro Jam, a music and jam festival in Detroit’s North End

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015

Design Earth, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Design Research Assistant

May 2014 - Mar 2015

Design Earth, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Web Designer

Designed website for Design Earth ( with Indexhibit

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, MArch 3G

Studio, Sustainable Design, Construction Drawings, Architectural Theory, Generative Design Computing, Site Operations, Representation

Jun 2012 - May 2015

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, Bachelors, BEng (Civil Engineering)

Final Year Project: Pushover Analysis of Transfer-Plate Structures
Structural Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Surveying, Engineering Drawing, Programming
Exposure to History of Western Architecture, Art History and World Music

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012

Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN, Civil Engineering

Preparatory Year for the University of Hong Kong

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009


Expanded Environment Awards: MONSTER, 1st Place

Lullaby of Weather Species., Thesis, Instructed by Perry Kulper


Student Showcase, University of Michigan / AIA Huron Valley, Nomination

Work exhibited in annual University of Michigan / AIA Huron Valley Student Showcase 2014 and 2015


Fairy Tales Architecture Competition, Blank Space, Honorable Mention

Detroit S.A.R., Network Studio Project, Instructed by Rania Ghosn
Published in “Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story”
Project published in “8Mile Baseline: A Dialectical Image of the Urban Crisis”, Rania Ghosn, JAE Vol 69


Areas of Specialization