Cambridge, MA, US



Wilson, Rui QIAN

Wilson  holds the Master of Urban Design degree at University of Michigan, and currently looking for job opportunities related to Urban Design. This 10-months academic experience has been really enriching him broadly in professional thinking and practice skills, also along with a great opportunity to introduce the academic context and methodologies of Urban Design to China, in terms of working with Roy STRICKLAND on the potential publishing of our studio process and projects in China.

Prior to the engagement in this top Urban Design program, he was the teaching assistant of Dr. Qi Ding, Associate Professor in Urban Planning, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, mainly focusing on the competitions and urban design studios. And when studying there, as the team leader, he won the IFLA Student Competition, where he was the Co-originator and Advisor of the Workshop on Sustainable Design with Us | BUCEA, and also he translated some important materials and books in urban and landscape professions with Assoc. Prof. Qi Ding , including,

-Between Landscape and Land Art
-The Study on the Tangible Heritage Conservation System in Japan

Besides, Wilson has the professional experience with Urban Design Team of AECOM Beijing Office. Working directly with Anderson Chider Hsieh,Hugo Errazuriz and Fengyu LI, the studio leaders there, for 7 months, Wilson fully dived deep into 2 projects from beginning to the end along with many other projects, all of which are the winners in the biding or competition.

He is now serving as the overseas editor of UED Magazine( Freelance, Part-time), to compose critics of the contemporary architectural and urban news in China, introduce American experiences, and professional practice and ideas to china, also including the architectural and urban design education system of US. 



Goody Clancy, Cambridge, MA, US, Urban Designer - Internship

Jul 2014 - current

Urban Environment Design Magazine, Beijing, CN, Overseas Editor | Freelance

Serving as the overseas editor of UED Magazine, to compose critics of the contemporary architectural and urban news in China, introduce American experiences, and professional practice and ideas to china, also including the education system here. While, UED does hope to undertake the responsibility to deliver the news and critics of valuable and high profile practices all over the world to China.

Aug 2012 - current

AECOM, Beijing, CN, Sustainability Consultant (Urban Design)

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013

Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, CN, External Lecturer | part time

- Advisor of Taichung 101 Design Workshop, Taiwan
the team has won the First Award

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Cooper Robertson, New York, NY, US, Urban Designer-internship(spring break)

Extern with UD Studio for Spring Break
- Streetscape Plan in San Francisco (Office Review Layout)

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, CN, Teaching Assistant

Originated the Sustainable Design Workshop of BUCEA, with AECOM China Sustainability Center, and
fully engage in the academic context, via,

- Landscape Revitalization of BUCEA Daxing Campus , Beijing (team leader)
- Guang` An Financial District Master Plan, Beijing (studio advisor)
- Songzhuang Regeneration Master Plan, Beijing (competition advisor)
- Laosicheng Townscape Master Plan and Heritage Preservation, Yongshun, Hunan, China (team
leader, project manager)

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

AECOM, Beijing, CN, Urban Designer-internship

Engaged in some winning projects,

- Strategy and Conceptual Master Plan of Nan` Anzui Area, Wuhan, China
- Conceptual Master Plan of Jiangxinzhou, Wuhan, China
- Conceptual Master Plan of West Changde, Changde, China
- Dongba North Area Schematic Design Competition, Beijing, China

Feb 2010 - Sep 2010


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, MLA | AP

Aug 2013 - current

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Urban Design

Awarded as Taubman Scholar, the Merit-based Scholarship, and being engaged in,

Studio Projects:

- Master Plan of Library LOT, Ann Arbor, MI
- Manhattan 2111, Urban Design with Assumptions in 2111, New York, NY
- Allens Crossing | 2011 Gerald Hines UD Competition, Houston, TX
- Sustainable Blocks Infill | Houston Downtown Revitalization, Houston, TX

Reports and Guildines:

-Sustainable Blocks Infill, Houston
for Urban Design Methodology,
-Urban Hydro Transect
for Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture

Jul 2011 - Apr 2012

Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, CN, Bachelors, Urban Planning

Best Thesis Project

Activities and Societies: Chair, New Sky Foreign Language Association

Sep 2005 - Jun 2010


Taubman Scholar, Scholarship


IFLA Student Competition, Award

IFLA Student Competition, 4/358 entries
International Federation of Landscape Architects

In the era abounding with the aggressive urbanization and globalizations, the way we human responding to the nature has been enjoying increasing controversies with a confirmed necessity and significance, especially in China.China is now in the stage of the reconstruction of the urban and rural form, consequently with the challenges rooted in rapid urbanizations.
1) Useless Infrastructures - Making crucial infrastructures only in name of official achievements or big events indeed served as one of the severest obstacle for the sustainability. we lacking a proposal for future utilizations.
2)Aggression of Expansion - Over 300 cities in China intend to be global cities in the upcoming decades, read in their governmental master plan.
3)None recognition - The highest emergency to cope with is the confused characters of a city at any level. As this powerful and aggressive will goes, cities, taking Linyi for example in this paper, located in less developed area, begin to copy and destructively realize a forged city, in the way of abusing the nature, out-of-scaled cityscape, tedious waterfront with cold concrete embankment, and culturally un-identified totem landscape, which are all the murderer of a city.
These 3 major challenges provide designers with a newly defined context, also coming with opportunities. To address these challenges and coordinate with such opportunities, this paper is to introduce a new perspective, seeing the nature at loss through the eyes of the second nature rather than the dichotomous view. From such perspectives, urbanizations and the second nature can be defined as the mutual baseline to break through the restrictions from pan-urbanizations, which actually remind us revising landscape architecture and urban design in a critical view. It means another choice we can turn to, providing the contemporary urbanization with a cultural effective process, also eco-beneficial and implementation potential.


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