Mentoring Intern Architects: Jiayuan Wang

Mentoring Intern Architects: Jiayuan Wang

Jiayuan Wang was a Designer and Intern at Sorensen Partners in 2019. At Sorensen Partners, Jiayuan contributed to our work for Boston Housing Authority, MassHousing, and Camp Ramah Berkshires. Wang is a designer with two years of experience in architectural design and project management. Areas of expertise include new commercial and multi-family residential construction; concept design and design rendering; adaptive reuse and rehabilitation; interior design; and masterplanning, site layout and hardscape design for large-scale public landscapes. Jiayuan is a part of the new generation of contemporary architects exploring sustainable and passive design, new materials, and digital spatial design. Jiayuan’s design approach is based in a studio art practice including more than ten years of drawing, painting and sculpting. She is an experienced collaborative design team member in Revit, 3D Max, and Rhino – as well as hand-sketching and post-production. Jiayuan’s professional experience includes projects in Boston and New York City for public spaces, multifamily elderly housing, multifamily housing rehabilitation, and outdoor recreation masterplanning. A Chinese native who moved to Boston after high school, she understands both American and Asian culture well, and uses this as a tool to study the functional and formal facts and possibilities of design futures for the U.S. and China.

/Professional Licenses & Accreditations

/ RA (Registered Architect) – currently pursuing licensure

/Professional Experience

2019 – Sorensen Partners | Architects + Planners, Inc. – Cambridge

2017 – 2018 – Urbain DRC (Design Research Collaborative) – New York

2013 – 2014 – Painting & Drawing Instructor –101 Art School – Beijing


Boston Architectural College  – Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) – 2015-2020

/Selected Research, Awards & Publications

/ 2019 –  Harvard University – Washington, DC Poplar Point Competition – Designer

/ 2010 –  Inner Mongolia 12thAnnual sketch portrait painting competition – 3rdPlace


English & Mandarin