Yang Yu

Yang Yu

Chicago, IL, US



Yang is currently seeking to pursue licensure in the United States. He earned his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in December 2015 where he served as the International Chair of AIAS Illinois. He earned his B.A. degree from NCUT in Beijing, China in 2010. His interests in architecture stem from a background in interiors and graphic design. Since his enrollment in the graduate program, he has worked for Kengo Kuma in Tokyo, and K+P in Munich. In the summer of 2014, Yang participated in the Haiti Challenge sponsored by ACSA. He was also one of five students to study abroad in the TUM Exchange Program in Germany 2015. While abroad, he also participated in the Volterra Workshop in Italy with James Timberlake, founder and partner of KieranTimberlake.




Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Assistant

Mar 2016 - current

Koch+partner Architekten und Stadtplaner, Munich, DE, architectural intern

Istanbul new airport city competition (as urban planning designer)

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015

Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo, JP, architectural intern

Pavilion in La-coste (pd,sd,dd,cd)
Furniture design for SOGOKAGU

Oct 2014 - Mar 2015


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, architecture

International Chair in AIAS Illinois

2015 Volterra-Detroid workshop slection in Italy with James Timberlake from KieranTimberlake

Aug 2012 - current

Technische Universität München, Munich, DE, MArch, architecture

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015


Honorable mention of Redsand Astronomy Center Design competition, Honorable Mention

Team with: Anthony Dombrowski, David Emmons
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Edward C. Earl Prize, 1st Place

Awarded by: Illinois School of Architecture, Univerity of Illinois


Silver award of First National Glass Building Design Competition, 2nd Place

Awarded by: Architecture Society of China
Project name: 邊界 Bounding Glass


Annual Architecture Award, 1st Place

Awarded by: Illinois School of Architecture, Univerity of Illinois


First place of National Digital Art Design Competition, 1st Place

Gold Medal (First Place)
Award:Artistic Express Hotel Design
Sponsored by:
The Ministry of Information Industry and the China Electronics Association
China Digital Art and Design Experts Committee


Areas of Specialization