Ying Luo

Ying Luo

Greater New York City Area




Yale Urban Design Workshop, New Haven, CT, US, Design Assistant

Sep 2023 - current

Cobe, Copenhagen, DK, Architectural Intern

Werftquartier Korneuburg
Schematic Design Phase of a former industrial shipbuilding district outside of Vienna in Korneuburg, Austria. Project scope includes a mixed-use mobility hub, a low-rise historical block, an area of new residential buildings, and a bridge. Collaboration with Jaja Architects.

Güterbahnhof Köpenick
First Phase Urban Design Competition of a former freight train station district outside of Berlin in Köpenick, Germany

North Pole
Mix-use Development of shopping malls, offices, and a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

Sep 2022 - Jun 2023

HDR, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Intern

A member of PennFIRST, an Integrated Project Delivery team made of architects, engineers and contractors, building a $1.5 billion, 700-bed Patient Pavilion for Penn Medicine, I worked from an active construction for 9 months to assist project architects on various tasks in construction administration. I updated construction drawings and issued RFIs using Revit, managed files and field reports, and helped with on-site and off-site inspections.

I organized and led the concept development phase of HCD Breaking Through Healthcare Design Competition through the production phase. Other involvements included schematic design phase for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Child Well-Being, and construction documentation phase for Schuylkill Yard towers.

Jul 2019 - Jul 2020

Monument Lab, Philadelphia, PA, US, Digital Scholarship Fellow

Selected for a University-wide digital scholarship fellowship sponsored by the library, I coded infrastructure for Monument Lab, a national public art and history project based in Philadelphia to critically engage the monuments we have inherited through art exhibitions, participatory projects, a national fellowship program, and a new website and podcast. During workshops and seminars in the fellowship year, I learned and honed skills including mapping, graphic design, data management and visualization, and web design.

Sep 2016 - Jul 2017

University of Pennsylvania Department of City and Regional Planning, Philadelphia, PA, US, Research Assistant

Selected as PURM (Penn Undergraduate Research Mentorship) Fellow, I conducted research and wrote a summary on city resilience designs in response to sea level rise under supervision of Dr Stefan Al. I created 3D models in Rhino and section drawings in Adobe Illustrator. The book Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies was published in 2019 and my graphics appear on the cover.

May 2016 - Aug 2016


Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, MArch, M Arch

Aug 2020 - current

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, B.A. Architecture

Aug 2015 - May 2019


Summa Cum Laude, Award

University of Pennsylvania


Phi Beta Kappa, Award

University of Pennsylvania


Digital Humanities Fellowship, Grant

University of Pennsylvania Libraries


PURM _ Penn Undergraduate Research Mentorship, Grant

University of Pennsylvania


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