Qianqian Wan

Qianqian Wan is a second year SMArchS urbanism candidate. She graduated with honors from Tongji University in 2019 and received her Bachelor of Architecture degree. She is acute in both graphical and numerical thinking within design and is eager to explore the intersection of aesthetics and rationality. At MIT, she hopes to explore design innovation through the lens of urban analytics, modeling and optimization. 

Areas of Interest
Artificial Intelligence, Building Energy, Environmental Planning, Infrastructure Systems, Machine Learning, Prototyping


2019 - 2021
Master of Science in Architecture Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2014 - 2019
Bachelor of Architecture, Tongji University
2018 - 2018
Semester exchange program in Architecture, National University of Singapore

Academic Experience

2020 - 2020
TA, 4.s46 Performance Assessment of Low-energy Buildings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020 - 2020
TA, 4.228 Contemporary Urbanism Proseminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

2018 - 2018
Architectural Intern, Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co. Ltd., Nanchang Branch


2019 - 2021
MIT Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2019 - 2019
College Award, Highest college honor for academic performance, Tongji College of Architecture and Urban Planning
2019 - 2019
Finalist, China's Habitat Environment Design Annual Award
2018 - 2018
Second Prize, Think-Youth Shanghai International Digital Creation Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition
2017 - 2017
Committee Prize, Busan International Architectural Design Workshop (BIADW)
2016 - 2017
National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China
2015 - 2015
First Prize, Tongji International Construction Festival


2018 - 2018
Acoustic Visualization, DigitalFUTURES Shanghai
2015 - 2015
Spatial Experiment of Cardboard Building, Shanghai West Bund Biennale