Christina Chi Zhang
Boghosian Fellow 2023-2024

B.A., Yale University; M.Arch, Yale University

Christina Chi Zhang joins the School as the Harry der Boghosian Fellow for 2023–24. During the 2023–24 school year, Zhang will teach an architecture studio and two professional electives focusing on her research project, “Scales of Healing in Post-Traumatic Landscapes,” which explores the tools of representation used to document, analyze and represent post-traumatic landscapes in different scales.

Zhang’s broader research focuses on community-driven architectural solutions in the face of war, violence, and displacement. Zhang co-founded Ideation Worldwide, a nonprofit organization through which she initiated and directed the construction of a refugee-run adult learning center in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya in 2017.

Zhang received numerous awards at Yale University, including the George Nelson Travel Scholarship, which supported her year-long trip and research inquiry into post-atrocity reconstruction in Bosnia and Rwanda, resulting in her 2022 exhibition, “Thank You for Loving Me till the End: Life, Memory and Reconstruction in Post-Atrocity Bosnia and Rwanda,” at Yale’s North Gallery. She has practiced architecture professionally at EFFEKT Arkitekter in Copenhagen; Studio MM Architect in New York City; Turner Brooks Architect in New Haven; and Atelier Deshaus in Shanghai.

Zhang holds a B.A. and an M.Arch from Yale University.