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Yiyang Sang - Architect & Interiot designer 

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Yiyang Sang is an architect and interior designer operating in the field of visual arts, graphic design, architecture design, interior design and construction practice.

Yiyang embarked on his architectural journey at the University of Liverpool in the UK, where he pursued his undergraduate studies. Following this, he completed his first Master's degree at the same university, also serving as a Teaching Assistant in the design documentation curriculum. This early academic exposure laid the foundation for his future career.

In 2012, Yiyang entered the professional realm of architecture, gaining valuable experience at Atelier Deshaus in Shanghai and later at B+U Architecture in Los Angeles. Concurrently, he was involved with MAKE Architecture, where he got acquainted with various project types, including restaurant, hospitality, and office projects. These experiences exposed him to the entire project lifecycle, from initiation to completion.

To further hone his skills and knowledge, Yiyang pursued a Master of Architecture degree at SCI-Arc. Armed with a comprehensive educational background, including a Bachelor of Art and a Master of Art in Architecture from the University of Liverpool, he continued to build on his professional experiences.

After completing his graduate work, Yiyang joined MAKE Architecture in Los Angeles, CA, where he swiftly rose to a managerial role. His responsibilities encompassed diverse projects, such as single-family and multi-family residential, as well as restaurant and hospitality buildings. Simultaneously, he undertook independent commissions for residential construction projects in San Bernardino County, CA, and collaborated with the Marriott hotel management team to establish an architectural brand style.

Yiyang's expertise extends beyond traditional architecture, as he is part of the D5 render development team. His involvement earned him an invitation as a guest speaker to present a 'D5 animation' workflow workshop at Harvard GSD in September 2022, showcasing his proficiency and recognition in emerging technologies.

Currently, Yiyang is on the path to obtaining an AIA architect license, a significant milestone in his professional journey. He is driven by a quest for inspiration at the intersection of modern architecture design, emerging technology, and social cultural trends, highlighting his forward-thinking approach to the field. Yiyang Sang stands as a testament to the fusion of academic rigor, professional experience, and a continuous pursuit of innovation in the dynamic realm of architecture and interior design.


2012 - 2016

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kindom

BA in Architecture

2016 - 2017

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kindom

MA in Architecture (graduated with distinction)

2018 - 2020

Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, US

M.Arch II



UIA-HYP cup 2016 International Student Competition in Architectural Design

Award for nomination


FAB FEST 17 International Fabrication Festival

First prize


SAAMA (Student Annual Architecture Models + Artifacts) Online Exhibition 2020 

Models choosen for exhibition


Harvard GSD Andrew Zago Studio

'D5 Animation' workshop

Invited as speaking guest


UIC Andrew Zago / Bob Somol Studio
'D5 Animation' workshop

Invited as speaking guest

Academic research

2022 - 2023

Sunset Boulevard Arts & Advertising program

City of West Hollywood / Bouwman Zago

Blossom / 8906 Street

Architectural practice

2023 /03 - Now

RIOS, Los Angeles, US

Architectural Designer

2021 /05 - 2023 /03

MAKE Architecture, Los Angeles, US

Architectural Designer

2019 /05 - 2019 /08

Baumgartner+Uriu Architecture (B+U), Los Angeles, US

Architectural Intern/ Designer

2017 /11 - 2018 /07

Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai, China

Architectural Intern/ Designer

2015 /08 - 2015 /09

'New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio' exhibition, Shanghai, China

Volunteer guide

2015 /06 - 2015 /08

UA Architecture Design Studio, Shanghai, China

Architectural Intern/ Designer

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