Student
Zhifei Xu

Zhifei Xu (Fei) was born in Shanghai, China. He received his bachelor's degree in UC Berkeley, where he received Eisner Prize for the highest achievement in architecture, and Circus Award for selected as best student project. He has previously worked in BIG, Nemestudio and Dominique Price Architects. He is interested in post-digital architecture and urbanism and thinking about how digital technology combined with material exploration can be brought back to architecture's core question of form, typology, and experience.

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Building Materials, Computation, Structures, Urban Information, Technology, and Media and Analytics, Visualization

Education

2022 - 2018
M.Arch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 - 2017
B.A. of Architecture, UC Berkeley

Academic Experience

2017 - 2017
DeCal Lecturer for Arch98, UC Berkeley

Professional Experience

2017 - 2018
Design Assistant, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)
2017 - 2017
Designer, NEMESTUDIO
2017 - 2018
Intern, Archdaily China
2016 - 2017
Designer 1, AS _ IS
2015 - 2015
Summer Intern, SIADR

Awards

2018 -
Third Prize, ASA International Design Competition 2018
2017 -
Eisner Prize for Architecture, UC Berkeley
2017 -
Circus Award, UC Berkeley
2017 -
Departmental Award, UC Berkeley
2020 -
Third Prize Tomb of Waste Competition, honor issuerSwitch Competition
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Exhibitions

2018 - 2018
ASA ARCHITECT EXPO 2018, The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage
2017 - 2018
DOE LIBRARY ART EXHIBIT, UC Berkeley