Linda Zhang
Boghosian Fellow 2017-2018

M.Arch 1 AP, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; B.Sc.Arch., McGill University

In her role as Boghosian Fellow, architect and educator Linda Zhang intends to integrate technical tools of casting and mold-making into her coursework. Students will develop new forms of critical memory as they explore how to translate conceptual applications to full-scale structures.

Says Zhang, “Working simultaneously at both a theoretical and practical level, my work engages with material processes to indulge my pedagogical obsessions. As such, thinking always translates into making and making into further ideas, both being constantly enriched in the process. The fellowship will provide me with the ideal platform and opportunity for experimentation of precisely both those things.”

Previously, Linda Zhang has worked for Studio Olafur Eliasson / Studio Other Spaces (Berlin), Barkow Leibinger (Berlin), Christian Kerez (Zürich), WOJR (Boston), and Approach Architecture Studio (Beijing). Her work has been published and exhibited internationally in Germany, Canada, the United States, Italy, Spain and Japan. She was a Dean’s Merit Scholar at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where she received an M.Arch I AP with distinction, the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and the James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize. She received a B.Sc.Arch with First-Class Honors from McGill University School of Architecture where she was the recipient of McGill Alumnae 75th Anniversary Scholarship, the Faculty of Engineering Scholarship, the Murdoch Laing Design Competition (third prize), the Philip J. Turner Prize, and the Steel Structure Education Foundation Scholarship.