Tianying Li_CV

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tyli@hku.hk ∙ li-tianying.com ∙ (+852) 5241 1560

Tianying Li is a Hong Kong based architect and designer. She holds a Master of Architecture II from the Cooper Union, New York. Before that she received her M.Arch and B.Arch from Tsinghua University, China. She is teaching undergraduate studios at the University of Hong Kong. Currently she is also working as a researcher at Rural Urban Framework. Her research and design focus on materiality and tectonics in the context of consumerism and mass production. Her work has been exhibited at the National Building Museum (US), Beijing Design Week, the Cooper Union, Tsinghua University, PMQ (Hong Kong) and other venues.

EDUCATION The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY, 2018 – 2019 Master of Architecture II Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. 2016 – 2018 Master of Architecture Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. 2012 - 2016 Bachelor of Architecture Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany 2014 – 2015 Exchange Study

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Tutor, Year 1 Studio, 2020  Leading a group of 15 students in BAAS 1 Design studio Teaching Assistant, Year 2 Studio with Professor John Lin, 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring  Assisting teaching of BAAS 2 design studio  Conducting tutorials for students on design, representation, and software  Leading reading seminar supporting the studio learning, lecture and discussion Wooden Joinery Workshop, 1-week workshop for BAAS 2 Design Studio, with Haotian Zhang  Lecture and tutorials on woodwork and architectural discussion related  Leading a team of 32 students to make a wooden pavilion “Intimate Plastics”, Workshop and Lecture, workshop series in “Impossible Bricks” exhibition by Lidia, 2021 March.  Lecture on plastics, its myth and related material culture.  Instructing collective installation building with as-found plastic parts Teaching Assistant, Summer Elective “Architects and Their Chairs”, with Professor John Lin, 2021 Summer. (On-Going) The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY Assistant Instructor, with Professor Lauren Kogod, 2019 Spring  Assisted in the teaching of “Arch 125B History of Architecture, 1950-2000”, a class for sophomore students  Led seminar discussions  Developed personal research interest into a syllabus and a lecture Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Teaching Assistant, with Professor Hong Zhang, 2018 Spring  Assisted in the teaching of “Mathematics in Architecture”, a lecture course for first year students  Further developed the syllabus and reorganized the lecture sliders

Teaching Assistant, with Professor Hong Zhang, 2017 Summer  Taught “Introduction to Architecture”, a three-week workshop for students who major in Building Environment  Gave desk critiques for students’ architectural projects  Lectured on software techniques Instructor and Team Leader of Team THU in Solar Decathlon China, 2017 Spring and Summer     

The project was accredited as “Architectural Internship” for senior students Initiated and led a student team of ten toward a solar-powered, mobile building exhibited in Beijing Organized the team in a studio community, and gave weekly critiques Curated salons and exhibitions Led students to interface with sponsors, curators, manufacturers, construction teams and material suppliers

WORKING EXPERIENCE Research Assistant, Rural Urban Framework, Hong Kong. 2020 – Present Designer, Present Forms, Brooklyn, NY. 2020 Architectural Designer, Zhang Hong Studio, Beijing, China. 2016 – 2018 Architectural Designer, Team THU in SDC 2018, Beijing, China. 2016 - 2017 Graphic Designer, Futuretour Consulting LLC, Beijing, China. 2015 -2016 Designer, Freelance, Stonesmith LLC, Beijing China. 2017 – 2018


Exhibition designer for “Impossible Bricks” by Lidia Ratoi, PMQ, Hong Kong


“Tomorrow (Doesn’t Look So Good) Today”, Foundation Building, The Cooper Union, New York, NY “What is Contemporary - Master Thesis Show 2019”, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY “The End of Year Show”, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY


“A Night of Fairy Tales”, curated by Blank Space, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.


“2017 China International Exposition of Housing Industry”, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China “Beijing Design Week 2017”, 751 International Design Festival, 751 Design Park, Beijing, China


“Beijing Design Week 2016”, Lechunfang, Beijing, China (with Zhang Hong Studio) “Distinct Student Work Exhibition”, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


“Tongji Construction Festival”, Tongji University, Shanghai, China


Half Tuition Scholarship, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY Honorable mention in Fairy Tales 2018, Blank Space, New York, NY 2nd Place, Solar Decathlon China 2018, Dezhou, China


BIAD Scholarship for Distinct Studio Work, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Beijing China 2nd Place, Chengdu Konggang Hotel Facade Design Competition, Sichuan Languang Development, Chengdu, China


Distinction in Undergraduate Thesis, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Undergraduate Exchange Student Scholarship, China Scholarship Council, Beijing China Undergraduate Scientific Research Fund of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Best Material Application, Tongji Construction Festival, Shanghai, China

PUBLICATIONS Translation: Herman Hertzberger, “Space and Learning,” Beijing Science & Technology Press. With Haotian Zhang and Jingxi Cen. 2021. “Bind Me, Nail Me, Look At Me,” Paprika, Vol. 5 Issue 7, Haotian Zhang and Tianying Li, November 2019. “How To Make An Architect?,” Blank Space, Haotian Zhang, and Tianying Li, March 2018. https://blankspaceproject.com/fairytales-2017-winners-2/ “Strategies For Implementation of Integrated Prefabrication Technology in Small Scale Isolated Buildings,” UIA 2017 Seoul Paper Session, Hong Zhang, Tianying Li, Peng Peng, Haotian Zhang, and Yuanzheng Dong, September 2017. “The Production and Application of Climate Maps in Germany---Responding Climate Change in Different Scales,” Design Community, Yan Tang, Tong Zhou, Haotian Zhang, and Tianying Li, February 2015.