Zhiyi Li

Zhiyi Li

Ann Arbor, MI, US

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Zhiyi Li is an enthusiastic architecture designer graduating this year in May, from University of Michigan, as a master of architecture student. Currently, Li is looking for a full-time position after graduation, with strong preference for offices in New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

Li completes her bachelor degree at South China University of Technology, which trains her to become an astute problem-solver capable of handling complex projects within different scales. She has spent her senior years learning urban design, and attending collaborative workshops, which gives her the opportunity to design with students from different culture. The previous experience cultivates her leadership, patience, sense of responsibility and communication skills.

Li's interests as a master degree student, which lie in the intersection of reverence to the site context and the narrative, compose most of her work that employ the architectural space and representation to tell the stories. Her work spans various scopes of design including social housing, local institutional architecture, urban rejuvenation proposal, etc. Her ongoing thesis project, which focuses on the development of global shipping routes due to the global warming, takes her to ta brand new range and perspective to view the role of an architect.



ASD/SKY DESIGN, San Francisco, CA, US, Extern Designer

Revit documentation, file preparation

Mar 2019 - Mar 2019

EXH Design, Shanghai, Intern Architect

Schematic design, Digital model making, Construction Documentation

May 2018 - Aug 2018

DL Atelier, Beijing, Intern Architect

Schematic design, Digital model making, Construction documentation

Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

Urban Elephant Architects + Design Laboratory, Guangzhou, Intern Architect

Schematic design, Construction documentation, Landscape design, Digital and Physical model making

Jul 2016 - Dec 2016

Guangdong MLHang Technology Development Co., Ltd, Guangzhou, Intern Editor

Edit architectural reviews for the website

Jul 2016 - Dec 2016

South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Student Research Program Associate

Space Syntax-based research on the ChungKing Mansions in Hong Kong, responsible for data collecting, space-syntax analysis and diagram drawing

Mar 2016 - Dec 2016

Guangdong Architecture Design & Research Institute, Guangzhou, Intern Architect

Schematic design, Construction Documentation, Landscape design

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015


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

Oct 2017 - current

Architecture school , South China University of Technology(SCUT), Guangzhou, China, Guangzhou, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Oct 2012 - May 2017

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