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Yitan Sun

Yitan Sun

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Yitan Sun is an architectural designer and artist currently working in New York. Prior to this, she has working experience in Hong Kong and Japan.

In addition to the professional practice, she works independently as an artist. Her creative work had been recognized with awards from International Design Awards (2016), A’ Design Award & Competition (2016), American Architecture Prize (2016) and Rethinking the Future Award (2017) and had been featured in various international publication, such as CNN and The Forbes, and exhibited in U.S, Germany, France, China and Russia. She was the winner of eVolo Skyscraper 2016 and juror for the “Building the Border Wall”, eVolo Skyscraper 2017 and A'Design Award in 2018. Recently, her design 'Bird Clock' has been selected as top 5 finalist for Samsung x Dezeen competition. 

Yitan holds a Master of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor degree of Social Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Guerin Glass Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Sep 2015 - current
 

Kichi Architectural Design, Tsukuba, Japan, Intern

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Fak3, New York, Intern

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - May 2015
 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Asia Design Prize, Honorable Mention

2018
 

Rethinking the Future Award, 1st Place

2017
 

International Design Awards, 1st Place

2016
 

American Architecture Prize, Honorable Mention

2016
 

A’ Design Award & Competition, Award

2016
 

eVolo International Skyscraper Competition, 1st Place

2016
 

RISD Architectural Studies Travel Award, Award

2013
 

RISD Fellowship, Grant

2013
 

C.F. Hu Postgraduate Memorial Scholarships,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Scholarship

2012
 

Academic Creativity Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Award

2012
 

Yasumoto International Exchange Scholarship,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Scholarship

2011
 

Best Studio Award, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Award

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills