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William Qian

Computational Designer

William Qian is an architecture designer interested in pursuing non traditional design, integration and fabrication methodologies. Having received a foundational legacy architecture education from Cornell University, he is also experienced with experimental cross-disciplinary research. He has gained professional work experience through working at Kennedy & Violich Architects in Cambridge, Jenny Sabin Studio in Ithaca, JK Studio in L.A., as well as at OMA in Rotterdam, during which he participated in a masterplan/revitalization project of Shanghai Columbus circle, commissioned by Vanke. Qian is experienced with various programming languages and hardware infrastructure. Previously, he has individually designed and assembled a wireless pneumatic interactive structure that can be controlled with programmed mental EEG pattern recognition and IOT platform. During the 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual show, his design entry “Tubular Knitting” has received first place in the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) Design Challenge.

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