Rentian is a student from the M.Arch program. Before his enrollment in Penn, he got his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and worked for Kengo Kuma & Associates during his gap year. There he learned to appreciate the relationship between user and architecture through diverse levels of details and material exploration. His previous experience working on projects with detailed-oriented schedules taught him to balance his work when his studies became more aggressive at Penn. Combined with his creative thinking of adaptive reuse, he developed an interest in the relationship between user and architecture and the transition from public to private spaces, which guides him to keep producing new architecture for the future. His design work experiments with the overlaps between and among film, installation, paint, theory, and building.

Is a archiecture student in PennDesign

Email: Rentian@design.upenn.edu

Mobile: +1 (215)-738-1346


Rentian Liu

Passion Towards





Jul. 2017-May.2020


University of Pennsylvania, United States
Master of Architecture Professional Degree
Real Estate Design and Development Certificate

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China
Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture

Professional Work






Gensler - Architectural Intern

Projects: Central & Adams, Hardy Warehouse Reposition, Gensler Pop-Up installation
● Assisted the Central & Adam team with front entrance and relevant landscape design
● Managed BIM Revit Model and document submission for Hardy Warehouse Reposition Project
● Designed a Pop-up kiosk as movable work & exhibit installation for Intern Program

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten Architectural Intern
Projects: Shenzhen Art Museum and Library (1st Prize)
● Participated in the design of library and museum space as an intern designer with team
● Communicated with consultants to finalize the prototype of the exterior facade design and details
● Participated in the relevant CAD drawings and Revit structural models for submission

Kengo Kuma and Associates - Architect Assistant
Projects: Novartis, Qianmen Courtyard & Street Renovation (Fully Involved & Completed in Nov.2016)
● Assisted the detail design and CD & DD drawings for Novartis campus project
● Participated in the Qianmen Renovation project process including schematic design, preliminary 

study, interior & detail design, facade modeling & drafting, CAD drawing, and construction check
● Communicated with clients and suppliers and reviewed drawings and material for construction test

Arts Group Co., Ltd. - Architectural Intern

● Mainly responsible for schematic design and revising drawings for Soong Ching-ling school project

Shanghai Construction Design &Research Institute Co., Ltd. - Architectural Intern


Times Engineering Design& Project Management Co., Ltd., - Architectural Intern                                       



Education Commons Makerspace - Education & Technique Coordinator
● Guided public with new technologies, including VR, AR, Programming, 3D printing, etc.
● Responsible for the relevant workshop and design project consultation.


DeYang International Construction Competition - Lead Instructor
● Led students with project direction towards design and construction skills





Apr. 2016

E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship, 2nd prize

2018 F.Schenck-Henry Gillette Woodman Scholarship

Project: Vernacular Fur

UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition

Project: Love Generator - Honorable Mention

Tokyo Denki - Sea Sky Studio

Project: Legacy Revival - Best Presentation Award


Modeling & Graphic Software
Sufficient capacities of Revit, AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, SketchUp, Rhinoceros, Maya, Grasshopper; Adobe Creative Suite, Premiere for Representation, and Microsoft office for analysis
Sufficient capacities of Vray, Maxwell, Keyshot, Enscape, Lumion, and Cinema4D
Physical Model Making
Handmade models, Laser cutting, Professional 3D Printing(both FDM & SLA), casting and CNC making


Handel Architects, LLP New York, United States - Externship                                  

M.Arch, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
B.A. Architecture, University of Liverpool, 2014