Yihan Xu

Yihan Xu

New York, NY, US



I just finished my study of Master of Science in advanced architectural design in GSAPP, Columbia University in May, 2017, and I also held a degree of Bachelor of Achitectural Design.

I had a 3-month internship in Chongqing Architectural Engineering Design Institute in 2013, and also a 3-month work experience in SHoP Architects after my graduation.

I participated in the constructional period of a project as well as concept design of a project. I am proficient in the software programs that are required such as Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and so forth, and I also have experience with Revit. 

The experience of concept design of 2 projects promoted my ability of thoroughly understanding the site, the constraints, user/clients demands and so forth.

I am capable of taking part in different period of project.



Li&Associates Design Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Designer

This is a local practice located in DUMBO which mainly focuses on hospitality and interior design. I mainly led and participated in the concept and schematic design of a residential complex design in China and a restaurant interior design in midtown Manhattan. My work includes design, modeling, documentation production, correspondence and so forth.

Jan 2018 - current

SHoP Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

I participated in the concept design of 2 projects during my work experience, which included massing study, program study, zoing study, site visit, modelling, diagram production, presentation preparation, rendering and so forth.

Jul 2017 - Nov 2017


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Deisgn

The 3-semester programs gave me an excellent experience and the 3 studios each semester gave me a comprehensive understanding of architectural design from social aspect artistic aspect to constructional details and other practical aspects. The elective courses(comprised of Visual Studies, History and Theory and Building Technology) also promoted my ability from a large range of aspects.

Jun 2016 - May 2017

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