Kang began his architecture studies at the prestigious Tianjin Chengjian University in China where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture. After working for a year in his native China, he made the move to the United States to pursue a Masters of Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture. During his academic career at Georgia Tech, Kang was consistently recognized for his meticulous design style, enthusiasm, and unique perspective brought to each project.
Kang’s final project in graduate school won first place in a competition held by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the American Institute of Architecture, and the Residential Architecture Network. The project called for creating a 21st century house while integrating local customs, culture, and building methods. Kang and his teammates located their project in Reykjavik, Iceland where they combined traditional Icelandic design of turf houses, boat houses and light houses to create a residence for a commercial fisherman connected to a boutique hotel. His team integrated a number of passive heating strategies that are unique to Iceland. In order to convey the design, Kang constructed a highly detailed model that featured prominently in the final submission.
Kang brings to BLUR Workshop a diverse background of international culture and professional work. He is a talented designer who is able to combine a high level of creativity with a meticulous and strong work ethic. Currently at BLUR, Kang is working on the Infinite Energy Center and frequently spends time in the workshop exploring architectural studies through models and building component mock ups.