Practitioner in Residence
Yong Huang is an American architect grew up in Beijing, China; As a gifted designer, he started to work with his professor, Josef MacDonald (Urban A+O), at the GSD Harvard University. He also briefly worked with Peter Rose before meeting with the Swiss architect Pierre de Meuron during his studio teaching there. In early 2003, he joined with Herzog de Meuron in Basel, and worked for nearly four years as a senior architect on a number of international projects, such as the “Bird’s Nest” Olympic Main Stadium in Beijing, 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, and the Film Academy in Qingdao. In 2007, he returned to New York and joined with Davis Brody Bond as a leading designer; he collaborated with Peter Walker on the RiMED biomedical center competition in Palermo, Italy, and collaborated with Lord Cultural Resources on the Yunnan Museum competition in China. He also worked on a number of school campus projects such as the Princeton University Neuroscience and Psychology Building (designed by Rafael Moneo). Before coming to Drury University, he worked with the Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in New York in 2012.
In 2008, he started to teach architecture studio at Rhode Island School of Design, and was a guest studio critic there. In 2011, he was a guest studio critic at the GSD, Harvard University. The long-time friendship with Professor Peter Tagiuri at RISD and Professor Wang Shu at the China Academy of Art not only cultivated his talent as a designer, but also developed his academic career; since fall 2012, he has started a full-time teaching position at Drury University Hammons School of Architecture.
Mr. Huang received Master’s degrees from both Harvard University and Pratt Institute and received his architecture professional degree from Beijing Polytechnic University. He is a registered architect in New York.
He lectured at Harvard University’s GSD-China in 2006 on Design Process and Methodology, also gave this lecture at the China Academy of Art. His interview by Domus was published by Domus China in 2007. His article on Architecture Surface was published in New Observation in Beijing in 2010. In 2012, he established Atelier HAY; and his installations were selected by 798 Gallery and Song Zhuang Gallery in Beijing for exhibitions in fall 2012. He also gave a lecture, The Architecture of Programming, at the China Academy of Art in the summer of 2013, which was developed from a course he is currently teaching at Drury University.
In 2014, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the OPEN CITIES co-chairs, Alice Kimm and Jaepil Choi, accepted Huang's paper, "Infrastructure as a Transformative Cultural Project in the Post-industrial City: -An Emerging Paradigm for Public Space in Suzhou," for presentation in the "Urban Environments + New Regionalism: Interventions for Public + Private Spaces," paper session. The 2014 ACSA/AIK International Conference: OPEN CITIES will be held June 21-23 in Seoul, South Korea.
B.Arch., Beijing Polytechnic University, 1990
M.S., Pratt Institute School of Art & Design, 1996
M.Des., Harvard University, 2002
Drury University faculty member since 2012
Practitioner in Residence since 2016