Shepley Bulfinch has named Ming Yan, an award-winning master’s candidate in architecture at Clemson University, as the firm’s 13th Annual Summer Design Fellow. Ming was selected for the ten-week Fellowship from a pool of more than 100 applicants drawn from the country’s top architecture schools. In making the selection from a highly competitive pool of finalists, committee members noted Ming’s breadth of expression, blurring the boundaries between landscape and built form with works that are “less about an object and a field and more about the field as a whole.”
Ming received undergraduate and graduate degrees in landscape architecture from Beijing Forestry University. His honors include the Moseley Architects annual fellowship for design excellence at Clemson in May 2009; first place in a design competition for China Taiyuan MoMA’s community environment design in August 2009; and first prize for design excellence in Clemson’s Saint Petersburg Travelling Scholarship in February 2010. His graduate thesis at Clemson, “Reusing and redesigning abandoned industrial infrastructure for local communities in China”, draws on his academic and professional experience in both architecture and landscape architecture.