About > Thomas Wang

Thomas Wang

DESIGN ASSISTANT


Thomas Wang specializes in architectural design and computational design with a passion for placemaking that not only resonates with their environment, but also contributes to sustainable living through leveraging technology and design.

Thomas also has a strong interest in biomimetic materials and has performed vast research in their current use along with technologies, as well as experimented with his properties to envision future implementations of biomaterials.

Thomas’ recent academic project, Limits of Nature, envisions a speculative environment where crystals and other biomaterials become the primary building material. Through heavy scientific research, crystal-grown models, and experiments of different biomaterials, Thomas dissects and questions the properties of biomaterial and its potential to substitute the currently more environmentally detrimental materials such as concrete.

He is currently working part-time as a Design Assistant for WE-DESIGNS, and is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California (USC) and is currently a MSAAD student at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP).

Specialties:

Digital Tooling | 3D Modelling | Architectural Design | Parametric Modelling | Materials Research


About > JJ Jin

JJ Jin

DESIGN ASSISTANT


JJ Jin is an architectural designer specializing in urban research, subversive and sustainable construction techniques, and using Parametric Design to optimize design and development. He received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning from University of Southern California (USC).

He draws from his interdisciplinary education and aims to design through placemaking and contribute to a well-rounded urban fabric. His recent academic pursuits have been focused on an adaptive reuse project for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx and how it can become an economic engine for local residents and the broader community.

He is currently working part-time as a Design Assistant for WE-DESIGNS and studying for his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP).

Specialties:

Urban Design | 3D Modelling | Architectural Design | Parametric Modelling | Urban Planning


About > Jessica Marquez

Jessica Marquez

LEAD DESIGNER


Jessica Marquez is a visual designer specializing in graphic, architectural, experiential design, and photography. Being at the intersection of different visual arts and design methods, she draws from a diverse range of techniques, tools, and approaches. Jessica is passionate about creating enriching experiences and believes effective and thoughtful design should be accessible to all. By drawing on insights from different disciplines and applying them to her work, she aims to create designs that resonate with a broader range of people.

Jessica’s most recent academic project, Circular Textiles, explored the exploitative textile industry of the El Paso/Juarez border region. The project aimed to give textile workers agency in their work and domestic spaces while creating a circular economy for textiles to prevent waste.

She is currently working as a Lead Designer for WE-DESIGNS and graduated with a BS in Architecture from Texas Tech University in El Paso, Texas.

 

Specialties:

Graphic Design | Architectural Design | Photography