Wenqian Yang is an architect and designer who has studied and practiced in digital sculpturing, computational design, craftsmanship, robotic fabrication and 3D printing with an interest in exploring fabrication-informed design methods.
Wenqian studied in China, the UK and Switzerland. She obtained an M.Arch degree with distinction at the Bartlett with a thesis project exploring malleable, material-behavior-based design and application. After that she pursued the MAS Digital Fabrication program at ETH Zurich with a focus on robotic fabrication, during which she worked as lead designer of two large-scale pavilions: Up Sticks for the V&A museum Dundee, UK and Concrete Choreography for Origen Festival Switzerland. Her thesis project Design Freedom in Eggshell contributes to the smart dynamic casting research topic at ETH.
Wenqian also worked in the Melbourne-based office LAB architecture studio as senior architect and accomplished multiple architectural projects across scales. She joined the Block Research Group in November 2019 as an intern and has been working in the COMPAS development team.