Zheng Cui

Zheng Cui

Boston, MA, US



Zheng graduated in this May from Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a Post-Professional Master’s Degree in Architecture. He is a self-motivated and proactive designer that is passionate about design. Prior to attending Harvard, he has 6 years’ professional experience in Shanghai working with international teams. He worked on several large-scale projects, which includes the 3rd tallest tower in the world and the highest tier data center. 

His abilities of idea generating, logical analysis and the strong sense of creativity brought him many opportunities to work on various projects with global design teams from concept design to construction document In addition, he was responsible for the drawing coordination and involved in O.A.C meetings during the construction phase. Those experiences helped him to develop an insight into complex design work. During the time in GSD, he continued developing strong design abilities as well as interdisciplinary design methodologies which allow him to focus on quality work that genuinely makes a contribution to places. His experience on various large-scale projects integrated with deep understanding of the architecture practice in a global sense, allows him to carry out projects with excellence through proper coordination and detailed deliberation.


Gensler, Shanghai, CN, Intermediate Architectural Designer

GENSLER, Intermediate-Level Architectural Designer, Shanghai Office May 2011-July 2013

Project: Suzhou Zhongnan Center, Suzhou, China, Under Construction, Key Member on Concept/SD team
(Skyscraper|729m | 2392ft | 137 floors)
- Suzhou Zhongnan Investment, Gensler, TT, Parsons Brinckerhoff
-Worked on site plan, basement, circulation, fire egress, section for schematic submission with Revit
-Worked on coordination with structure engineering consultant

Project: ICBC Intra-City Data Center (No. 1 Bank in China), Shanghai, China, Completed,
-KEY MEMBER, worked on this project for two years, from competition to coordination on CA with LDI
-872,000 ft2, China Industrial & Commercial Bank, Gensler, Syska Hennessy, Xiandai
-Worked on competition, bidding documents, SD, DD, with Revit,CD and CA coordination with LDI
-Worked on coordination with MEP, structure engineering and curtain wall consultants with Revit
- Participated in all weekly design meeting and O.A.C meetings with clients and contractors

May 2011 - Jul 2013

Peddle Thorp Architects, Shanghai, CN, Architectural Desigenr

PEDDLE THORP ARCHITECTS, Junior Designer, Brisbane Office Shanghai Branch July 2007-Mar.2011

Project: Crown Plaza Xuzhou Dalong Lake, Xuzhou, China, Completed,
-KEY MEMBER, worked on this project for two years, from competition to coordination on CA with LDI
-786,000 ft2, 239rooms, Greenland Group, InterContinental, PTA, worked on Concept to DD
- Worked on coordination with MEP and structure consultants, CD and CA coordination with LDI
Project: Shanghai Lujiazui Office Tower, Shanghai, China, Completed
-KEY MEMBER, worked on this project for three years, from competition to coordination on CA with LDI
-473,612 ft2, Shanghai Lujiazui Development, Koopx, PTA, worked on concept to CD, curtain wall detailing
- Worked on coordination with MEP, structure and curtain wall consultants, CD /CA coordination with LDI
- Participated in all design and O.A.C meetings with clients and contractors

Project: Greenland Primus Hotel Qipan Mountain, Shenyang, China, Completed,
-Key Member on Concept/SD
-904,168 ft2, 328keys, 400bays, Greenland Group, PTA, worked on concept, SD, public area detailing

Jul 2007 - Mar 2011


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Housing in Extreme Environments (High Pass) Spela
Digital Media II (Distinction) Andrew Witt
Digital Media for Design (High Pass) David Mah
High-rise / High-density studio (Publised) Sergison and Bates
MArch II Proseminar (Advanced) Jorge Silvetti
In Search of Design through Engineers, Hanif Kara

Aug 2013 - May 2015


Harvard GSD, Award

‘Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter’, selected for exhibition at GSD (Spela Videcnik, 2015)
Published at and
‘Housing in Extreme Environments’, 2014 fall studio work selected and published (Spela Videcnik, 2015)
‘GSD Platform 7’, 2014 spring digital media work selected and published (GSD, David Mah, 2014)
‘High Rise, High Density’, 2014 spring studio work selected and published (GSD, Stephen Bates 2014)


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