Zhengda Liu

Zhengda Liu

New York, NY, US



Architectural Designer, Graphic Designer (Portfolio as linked above)

Languages: Chinese (Native), English (Proficient), Japanese (Elementary)



Toshihiro Oki Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

• Bellport House (SD and DD Phases), Long Island, NY, US
Executed large-scale physical modelling for presentation. Detailed the X-Tend green façade. Analysed daylighting and shading information using Ecotect Analysis.

• Water Island House (DD and CD Phases), Long Island, NY, US
Developed awning schemes. Performed physical and 3d modelling. Assisted with technical drawings.

• Christie’s Gallery (Exhibition Design), Manhattan, NY, US
Performed on-site survey and large-scale physical modelling.

Oct 2012 - current

studioMDA, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

• adAPT NYC Competition (SD Phase), Kips Bay, Manhattan, NY, US
Developed facade schemes and common space distribution schemes for the micro-units apartment. Produced technical drawings, models and renderings using AutoCAD, Illustrator and Rhino. Coordinated with a Chinese rendering company to produce all final images.

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012

Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

• Longcheng Street Housing Project (Master Planning, SD), Taiyuan, China
Conducted a crucial study on the traditional courtyard prototype. Developed 1 of 3 master plan schemes using AutoCAD and SketchUp. Performed physical modelling and assisted in 3d modelling for the selected scheme. Compiled presentation documents with team members.

• De-Da Highway Station (SD, DD, and CD Phases), Datong, China
Modified the master plan and building facade. Finalized 3d modelling. Produced renderings.

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010

Spacework Architects, Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

• Tongzhou Retirement Home (SD Phase), Beijing, China
Developed 1 of the 2 alternative schemes. Detailed 3d models and produced renderings for presentation boards. Compiled documents. Participated in the meeting with the client.

• Lotus House (Interior Design, SD Phase), Shenzhen, China
Corrected the survey results with team members. Built 3d model using SketchUp.

• Tongzhou Health Club (SD Phase), Beijing, China
Analyzed site condition and gathered references. Created conceptual drafts and models.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Highlighted Projects:

• Spatial Film
Jordan Short Film Festival
Master Planning and Building Design, Site of 15,000m2, Amman, Jordan
Travelled to Egypt and Jordan for research. Created the design to metaphorically translate film to architectural forms, based on a typology study of the “built framing” in Amman and a study of film structure. Generated the final project digitally using Maya and Rhino.

• Colored Openness
Halic Shipyard Redevelopment
Housing/Public Space
Team of 2
Master Planning and Building Design, Site of 200,000m2, Istanbul, Turkey
Travelled to Istanbul. Conducted a study of local public space strategies and developed the master plan based on it, aiming to maximize the efficiency of public space in a high-density urban context. Created the building design based on an abstraction of the vernacular building features. Generated the final project using Maya, Rhino, and physical models.

Jun 2011 - May 2012

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CN, BArch, Architecture

Highlighted Projects:

• Parametric Design Thesis
Team Leader of 10
Research and Experimental Design, Zhejiang University, China
Conducted a series of studies on parametric design cases, tools(Grasshopper, Rhino Script, Maya, 3ds Max, etc.) and related mathematic concepts. Practiced them by creating several experimental projects on different levels.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2011

Areas of Specialization