Ziyan Zhang

Daisy (Ziyan) received her Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Sydney and completed one exchange semester at UC Berkeley. Before joining MIT, Daisy worked for Neeson Murcutt Architects in Sydney for three years, focusing primarily on institutional, educational and community projects. Daisy is deeply interested in design, craft, fabrication, photography and film, with a strong passion to explore the relationship between architecture and multi-media narrating.

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Graphic Representation, Public Art, Public Participation, Social Equity, Theory of Art, Visualization


2019 - Present
Master of Architecture Candidate , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 - 2015
Exchange Semester Major in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
2014 - 2017
Bachelor of Design in Architecture, The University of Sydney

Professional Experience

2019 - Present
Biennale Architettura 2020 Curator Assistant, Hashim Sarkis Studios, Cambridge
2016 - 2019
Student Architect, Neeson Murcutt Architects, Sydney


2019 - 2023
Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 - 2015
International Exchange Outbound Scholarship, The University of Sydney
2015 - 2016
Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance, The University of Sydney


2020 -
Play Room by Critical Broadcasting Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018 -
The Freswind Community School Project, Vanuatu,
2016 -
Architecture Graduate Exhibition, The University of Sydney
2015 -
New Nature – Sri Lanka Design Exhibition, The University of Sydney
2014 -
Design Week - Sydney Design Festival, The University of Sydney