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Yu Zhang

Yu Zhang

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Employment 

Jacobs Doland Beer, New York, NY, US, Assistant Designer/Drafter

Currently I am working in Jacobs|Doland|Beer in midtown Manhattan, my main role is to create layout of equipment plan from schematic design to development design with AutoCAD, construction equipment plan and elevation as well. For example, the PMs create the schematic plans according to the communication with clients, and then I create the more detailed design development plan according to the SD Plan, the construction plan will start after the approval of design development plan.

Aug 2018 - current
 

China Architecture Design&Research Group, Beijing (Cui Kai Studio), Beijing, CN, Intern

-Exhibition Center in Shunyi District, Beijing | Digital Modeling & Rendering & Diagram
-Cultural Center in Baoji, Shanxi Province | Physical Modeling

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Post Professional Architecture

Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
 

Tianjin University, Tianjin, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jul 2017
 

Awards 

UIA-HYP International Students Architecture Design Competition, 3rd Place

THEME: Architecture in Transformation
TOPIC: Transformation: Place, Tradition and Modernism in Conceptual Unity and Diversity
JURY CHAIRMAN: Meinhard von Gerkan

Transformation: Place, Tradition and Modernism in Conceptual Unity and Diversity

How do we create architecture that corresponds to the term "transformation" in a comprehensive, rather than one-dimensional sense? When designing spaces and forms, what are the roles played by a place and its geographic location, and by tradition and modernism in architecture? What influence do the characteristics of typological multiplicity determined by the respective function have on the unity of an ensemble?

Architecture is a form of art bearing social responsibilities. The topic of 2015 UIA-HYP Cup proposed by Meinhard von Gerkan confronts the fundamental challenges of our time, society and architecture profession. Participants are expected to draw from their own experiences regarding the function and characters of campus buildings and design an campus architecture with a vision for the future. The projects should reflect the current state of science and adopt a contemporary style while being rooted in local culture in their specific conceptual expression, and taking into consideration the climatic, topographic and landscape conditions of the site. Participants have the option to place the design on the fictitious sites in northern or southern China proposed by Mr. von Gerkan or choose his or her own site.

In this context, the themes of "adopting a contemporary pattern language, the building culture, diversity in unity" play a key role. The project is not about designing a high-tech building with all the technical facilities available today but dressed in local costume. Instead, the direct and tangible experiences that have their roots in the regional culture and factors relating to climate conditions should become the starting point of a more in-depth analysis.

2015
 

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