Calvin Zhong

Calvin (he/him) is a designer, fabricator, and informal cultural critic from, and based in, New York City's Chinatowns. His work is interested in issues of media, representation, and technology in the built environment. Professionally, he has worked across architecture and construction, digital strategy, and innovation for public agencies, growth-stage startups, and established design studios.

His work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, Victoria and Albert Museum, MIT Weisner Gallery, and Het Nieuwe Instituut. He received his B.S. in Comparative Media Studies and Architectural Design from MIT and has recently returned for a joint Master of Architecture and City Planning.

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Selected Works

LODGERS: Friction Between Neighbors
Design To Live: Everyday Inventions from a Refugee Camp
Displaced Empire: Al Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan
Institute for Patent Infringement, In Rivers
Newlab Prototyping Facility
Construction R&D Facility
Adaptive Reuse Plant
Chinatown Library