Zhencheng (Sam) Cui

Zhencheng (Sam) Cui

Ann Arbor, MI, US



Zhencheng Sam Cui is a Master of Architecture student in University of Michigan and will be graduating in May 2016. He Holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Currently, he is looking for a creative design studio to start his professional career.

He worked at VolumeOne Design Studio in Detroit in the summer 2015, OLI Architecture in Shanghai in the spring 2014 and Wuyang Architecture in Shanghai in the summer 2013. 

  • Worked on projects of various types and scales, including installation, bus station, museum, campus complex and scenic area masterplan. 
  • Skilled with AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, V-Ray, Vectorworks and Grasshopper.
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VolumeOne Design Studio, Detroit, MI, US, Architectural Intern

•Involved in four projects doing schematic design, determining building volumes and facades using SketchUp, Rhino and Vectorworks.
•Responsible for some rendering coordinate with 3rd party company, and producing preliminary construction drawing for Chinese cooperative partner.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

OLI Architecture PLLC (Shanghai), Shanghai, CN, Architectural Intern

•Involved in schematic sketch, plan drawing, 3D model making and booklet composing in three projects. Increased proficiency with Rhino, Grasshopper and InDesign.
•Responsible for schematic design of Taohuawu Woodcutting Prints Museum, which received positive feedback from the government, allowing project to go forward.

Mar 2014 - May 2014

Wuyang Architecture, Shanghai, CN, Architectural Intern

•Worked consistently with Anting Bus Station during the entire schematic design phase.
•Participated in site survey, volume study, facade study, digital and physical model making and booklet design.
•Involved in a temporary bamboo pavilion design, in which I helped define the form with Grasshopper and designed the construction details. It was successfully built.

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Oct 2014 - current

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, CN, BArch, Architecture

Oct 2009 - Jul 2014


Excellence Award of Central Shanghai Mini Square University Design Competition, Honorable Mention


Excellence Award of Shanghai “Depict 2040” Planning Design Studio Competitio, Honorable Mention


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