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Trax Wang

Trax Wang

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Formulating problems and locating problems articulates architecture: it is both sensitive and sensible in its unique spatial, social and cultural context. It deals with details, manipulates lights and distinguishes itself between introspective and retrospective spaces. I treasure these moments when space is transcended into meditation, light into peace, and the impossible into possible. I enjoy challenges and can organize my time effectively to develop a concept into a drawing, and a project into a design.

Yinan Wang (Trax) is a meticulous architectural and urban designer and a productive working machine. He received his Master of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard University Graduate School of Design with Urban Design Thesis Prize, and his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.

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Employment 

Fogarty Finger, New York, Senior Architectural Designer

- Participate as an integral member of the design team of key projects including multi-family residentials, hospitality, and core & shell offices.

- Deliver thoughtful, careful and inspiring design work through zoning study to CD, balanced with the accuracy and attention to detail for all projects.

- Coordinate with client’s project manager and consultants to put efforts to be timely, clear and cohesive.

- Responsibility includes zoning study, schematic design, HPD filing, DOB filing, documentation, digital modeling and representation for both marketing and weekly project meetings.

Nov 2017 - current
 

Perkins and Will, Boston, MA, US, Arch I

Participate as an integral member of the design team of key projects including core & shell offices, higher education residential, laboratories and medical center.
Deliver thoughtful, careful and inspiring design work through Masterplan to SD, balanced with the accuracy and attention to detail for all projects.
Coordinate directly with client’s project manager and consultants to put efforts to be timely, clear and cohesive.
Responsibility includes pre-design study, masterplan design and schematic design, Revit SD and CD sets, digital modeling, physical modeling and representation.

Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
 

URBANUS 都市实践, NEW YORK, Architectural Intern

Participate as an integral member of the design team of key projects including two architectural and urban design projects for within a large urban context.
Responsibility includes: research of project functions orientation, regional analysis; schematic design and physical modeling; analytical diagrams and perspective drawings; final booklet design.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

Harvard University, Boston, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture in Urban Design

Post-professional courses in architectural design, urban design, real estate, building conservation and landscape architecture.
Graduated with Harvard GSD Urban Design Thesis Prize.
Distinction honor received for CITY HALLucination, Thesis project; and NEW DIVIDE, Urban Design Core Studio project.
Selected works nominated for GSD Platform 8 and Platform 9: Still Life - a curated selection of work at Harvard GSD.

Aug 2014 - May 2016
 

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

GPA: 3.89/4.00. Ranking 6/81 with a specialty of Architecture, earned a total of 263.5 credits (required for graduation: 209.5).
Completed extra courses in mathematical modeling, economics, public speaking, English literature and career planning.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
 

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CN, ACEE (Advanced Honor Class of Engineering Education)

Participated a wide range of group projects including industrial design, user interface design and robotics design.
DTIL speci alized educati on - Design, Training, Overseas Internship and Leadership Education.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
 

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Summer Session

Completed course of Financial Accounting highly related to marketing and real estate.
Audited lectures and studios in [IN]CITY summer architecture program.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Awards 

DLC Design Competition, Perkins + Will Boston, 2nd Place

2016
 

Urban Design Thesis Prize, Harvard GSD, Award

This thesis aims to examine the role of city hall as an acupuncture architectural and urban design project within the American urban landscape across from the urban center to the urban edge. The first half of the thesis is a taxonomic research, which examines the arc of attitudes towards the political, social and spatial dimension of city halls across time in the context of American cities. The second half of the thesis is three design proposals with the intention of deriving new designs and understanding of the city halls that aim to set the 21st century terms for a sense of the commons, democracy and monumentality which move from surface to type. This thesis is important because it would open up a discussion between the original manifestation of the city hall, current attempts to accommodate a larger suite of cultural and civic activities, and, in reality, the frequent lack of civic activities in many contemporary city centers.The project would also discover a transition from surface to type for contemporary city halls that revives the sense of the commons which was lost, in particular, a type that might be able to both meet the administrative needs of city government and catalyze a new sense of public space with multi-functional urban activities across the various urban landscape.

2016
 

Areas of Specialization