Hi, my name is Calvin Zhong. I am a student at MIT. I study Architecture, but am not limited to buildings.
I am interested in fabrication and making, and TA the Architecture Section of How to Make (almost) Anything. I took the class and documented my work, too.
In the past, I worked for New Lab, an innovation hub in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, designing products alongside their brand and assisting in the prototyping labs.
I made architectural models and made drawings for Weiss/Manfredi and Howeler+Yoon. I also worked on a research project for the Design Fabrication Group, forming design tools, space, and building elements.
Recently, I have worked on small projects as well, including one for The Extrapolation Factory at Ginkgo Bioworks, interpreting future bio-inspired scenarios. I also worked on the flagship workshop at Fab12 Shenzhen, where I helped create an ad-hoc mini-factory inside the hotel, to make Nadya Peek's Machines that Make, complete with assembly lines for hardware, software, and compilation.
Right now, I am prototyping interactions, designing collaborative architectural sculptures, and thinking about civic media projects.
I'm looking for internships to challenge me as an interdisciplinary designer, engineer, and artist.
Hire me! Here's my resume and my portfolio.