Joyce Zheng

Joyce Zheng is a fourth-year student in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a certificate in Urban Design. Throughout her academic journey, she has taken on various leadership roles, serving as the secretary, vice president, and co-president of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). She has also participated in Freedom By Design, contributing to a project for the Play Library, a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization, where her team constructed portable carts to extend the organization's services beyond its office. As a member of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), Joyce took part in the Barbara G. Laurie Design Competition, achieving a top-eight placement.

In the realm of professional experience, Joyce has completed internships at Smallwood in Atlanta, Georgia, and Woods Bagot in New York, bridging theoretical knowledge with practical applications. She has also interned with Resilient Communities in Morocco, where she immersed herself in individual and team workshop development, design project proposals, and cultural exchange and appreciation.

Joyce’s passion in the architectural field is further exemplified by her participation in the Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program (CAMP), sharing her expertise and passion for architecture with aspiring young designers. Additionally, her contribution to Tektōn, an installation featured at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) focused on rammed earth construction, introduced the application of traditional techniques.

Approaching graduation, Joyce looks forward to pursuing a Masters in Architecture, with a particular focus on sustainability, cultural sensitivity, and meaningful innovation.