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Yiqing WANG


Yiqing is an architect who was born and raised in Shanghai and is now based in the US. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tongji University. Her graduate thesis explores municipal waste as the main constituent of a building system, with its unique materiality linking human living with their unwanted materials through an architectural prototype. Her architectural projects focus on context, structural narratives, material, and tectonics. Her design projects have been published on DesignBoom, A Design Award, Architectural Journal, and have been exhibited worldwide. She has worked for several international architectural firms, including Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Gensler, and Oualalou + Choi Architects.

As a researcher and educator, she is interested in sustainability, digital fabrication, automation, and robots and their intersection with architecture and design. She has taught workshops and served as a teaching assistant for several courses at MIT, and has led workshops at Digital Futures exploring design with new tools and technologies. She founded and leads a social enterprise admitted into IDEAS, MIT Sandbox, and was awarded the MIT IAP MAD MiniGrant, and the MIT Chancellor's Innovation Fund. The project seeks to implement artificial intelligence in the food-saving process to support underserved communities.

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