Bowen Lu

Bowen Lu is an architect and SMArchS candidate in the Design and Computation group at MIT. His research focuses on a computational solution to design knowledge representation and ideation. With interests in cognitive science, linguistics, algorithm and machine learning, he works on creating novel approaches to architecture, especially conceptual design, in education and industry.

Bowen worked at ISOZAKI + Huqian Partners in Shanghai, and was responsible for competition, construction documents, and especially computational solutions. He holds a Master of Science in Architecture Design and Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor of Architecture at IIT, Chicago.


2016 - 2017
Master of Science in Architecture Design and Research (Digital Technology), University of Michigan
2010 - 2015
Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

Academic Experience

2020 - 2020
Research Assistant (Algorithmic & Mathematical Methods - Stiny, Charidis), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2020 - 2020
Teaching Assistant (4.501/511 Advance Design/Digital Fabrication - Sass), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2019 - 2019
Teaching Assistant (4.500 Design Computing - Sass), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Professional Experience

2017 - 2018
Architect, ISOZAKI + HuQian Partners


- 2017
MS Student Award, University of Michigan