Tong Xiao

Tong Xiao

New York, NY, US



I am currently an Associate and BIM Lead at Handel Architects. My experience includes participating in the design of a variety of projects in multiple cities. I recently served as BIM Lead and architectural designer for two mixed-use/hospitality, residential and office timber-structured buildings in Atlanta, GA with a total of 496-units. Prior to that I served as a BIM Lead and architectural designer for a 799-unit 2-towered residential development in Brooklyn. I also worked on exterior detailing for a 453-unit residential building in New York, and a 623-unit residential building in Washington DC. 

Before joining Handel Architects, I was a researcher at Tongji University Digital Design Center and Arch-Union in Shanghai, where I worked on projects ranging from researches on environmental design, building tech, parametric design and digital fabrications. 

I received my Master of Architecture degree with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Geo-Future program, Albany, and another Master and Bachelor degree in Architecture from Tongji University. 


Handel Architects, New York, BIM Lead/Associate

Aug 2016 - current

Arch-Union Architects, Shanghai, CN, Architecture designer

Architecture Design; Landscape Design(at the1st Year) Exhibition Setting Design (at the1st and 2nd Year)

Sep 2013 - Aug 2015

One-Design Inc, Shanghai, CN, Architecture designer

Architecture Design (Early Design Stage)

Sep 2012 - Jan 2013


Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, MArch, Geo Future(Architecture)

Aug 2015 - May 2016

Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Aug 2013

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