Yan and Chen will give a presentation about the project they designed for the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale, a vertical village in a shipping container. Qi Su will talk about Modelo’s successful startup journey. Discussion will follow.
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About the Speakers
Dihua Yan and Yannan Chen co-founded XON Studio in 2015. Currently working at KPF New York as an architectural designer, Dihua received his Master of Science in Advanced Architecture from Columbia University in 2015 and Bachelor of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology. Also graduated from Master of Science in Architecture at Columbia in 2015, Yannan received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tongji University and now works at Asymptote. Shortly after the studio was founded, XON successfully curated their first exhibition at the Hong Kong/Shenzhen 2015 Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture.
Qi Su is the CEO and co-founder of Modelo, a design collaboration and workflow management platform for 3D design teams and CAD users, like architects, engineers and developers. Prior to Modelo, Qi was an architectural designer and a lecturer at the University of Southern California and Tongji University. Graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013, he is the only master student in the school’s history to win both the Peter Rice Prize for innovation in advancing structural engineering and the Digital Design Prize for creative use of computer graphics in relation to the design professions.