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Echo Ying Xiang EducationEducation Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University 2009-2014

Master of Architecture MARCHSchool of Architecture, Drury University Hammons 2009-2014 GPA: 3.6/4.0 Master of Architecture MARCH



Sketchup Revit AutoCAD Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Rhino Rendering Hand Drawing

Study Abroad: Anna University, Chennai, INDIA Study Abroad: Anna University, Chennai, INDIA 2012



Cum Laude

Bijoy Jain

Tau-Sigma-Delta Architecture Honor Society

Mary-Ann Ray

Drury Academic Honor Scholarship Dean’s List 2009-2014

Founder and Principle Studio Mumbai Architects Principle Studio Works Architects Co-Founder and Co-Director Base Beijing

Traci Sooter

Assistant Professor Hammons School of Architecture

Barbi Dickensheet Circulation Manager F. W.Olin Library

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Junior Architect MArch

Experience 2013


Studio Mumbai Architects


Presented the Chinese tower project to the client in Shanghai with Principal Bijoy Jain. Also managed this project report, contract, book, and payment issues. “Demolition Series”, an exhibition Studio Mumbai hosted at Gallery Chemould. Worked on documentation, drawing, and organizing the gallery opening event. Also designed and made the final publications of the “Demolition Series” Exhibition Book.

Studio Works Architects

Los Angeles/Beijing

Assisted and researched for various projects in Beijing, China. Including”RuralChina-Rural Maneuvers” (Exhibition), “Chinese Urbanism”(Book), and “Urban Villages”. These projects are associated with the studios in University of Michigan, which is directed by professor Mary-Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian.


Commercial Street Market Booth


Crane 2031


Butler, Rosenbury and Partners


F. W. Olin Library




Designed and built the C-Street market booth for the Springfield Commercial Street Club as part of the team (5 students and 1 professor).


Created the 20 Years Strategic Plan (book and presentation boards) for the client-City of Crane. Presented “Crane 2031” in faculty review and community meeting. Initiated the concept of transferring the city into an organic agriculture hub as its main economic revitalization strategy. Created hand and computer visual presentations for the meeting with clients. Visited sites under construction. Provided alternative design concepts for new project. Learned the basic workflow in architecture practice. Assist patrons; Provide information and service; Process and loan library materials;

This breaking camp facility is designed for the craftmanship of weaving. Thus the form of the building is consisted by two components weaving together. The curvy component is weaving through the more rigid middle component. The distinction can also be told by the different choice of the materials. The first and the third storey use wood mostly and the second storey use concrete instead. Meanwhile, the form also engages itself with the site of a steep slope.

Section Plan First Floor

Section Plan Second Floor


Site Plan

The design of the Roundtreebranch library is inspired by the context and the site. Its shape of the footprint comes from the tri-angle site which is fromed by the Cherry Avenue and BNSF Railway. The dynamic facade design, as well as the choice of the materials echo the railway track near by. Moreover, the large open interior space and flexible usage meets the function of library.

Section A-A

Section B-B

Wall Section Details I

Wall Section Details II

The design of the restaurant is inspired by the traditional Japanese architecture which is characterized by its lightness, transparency and organic material. The straight lines and simple form echoes the theme of the building-a sushi place. Also there is a transition from private area to the public area, and the inside space to the outside space, from the East side of the building (Kitchen and bar) to the West side (outdoor sitting platforms).

Take the local material and vernacular building typology as the main concept for the design of this project, Rainbow Network Headquarter is a group of facilities designated for the charity organization of Rainbow Network in Managua, Nicaragua. The materials are used in this project are locally available materials including bamboo, corrugated metal sheet and concrete block. The basic form of the design is a series variation of a typical house shape.

Design Process


The biggest issue in contemporary politics and economics is the organization of an orderly society without sacrificing the fundamental freedom of the individuals who make up the society. -- “Toward Group Form� Fumihiko Maki and Masato Ohtaka This thesis project is an attempt to explore an alternative intervention for slum housing by using the bottom-up approach.

Design Development

Component Placement

Space Layout

Second Floor Plan

Prototype Houses

Bird’s View

Patio View

Structure Details

Parti Diagrams




Passive air


Rainwater havesting



House-Component Relationship

Street View

North Elevation

Portfolio 2014 Echo  

2009-2014 Portfolio of Echo. Ying Xiang.