BAC Student Profile: Yu Wang (Grace)

Yu Wang Grace

The BAC welcomes students from all over the world to study architecture and design. Each month, we introduce you to a BAC student to learn more about their BAC experience, how their interest in design began, which architects and designers inspire them, and more. This month, we introduce you to Yu Wang (Grace).

Name: Yu Wang (Grace)
Hometown: Dandong, Liaoning, China
Program/Expected Graduation Date: Master of Interior Architecture, May 2019

How did your interest in architecture/design begin?

Drawing is the thing that can help me calm down (see below for some of Grace's sketches). In the beginning, I just loved to draw things, such as still lifes, buildings, and natural landscapes. Then I started to copy some famous designers' graphics and drawings,and I noticed a good designer can enhance people's happiness with their innovative ideas. I want to become a person who can improve people's lifestyle through my professional knowledge of interior architecture.

What made you want to study at the BAC?

The Chinese Glass Art Exhibition is the first interior architect work that I participated in after I graduated with my Bachelor of Exhibition Design from the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in China in 2011. I noticed there is a huge gap between the interior designer and client, so I decided to study abroad to figure out how to shorten the gap between them; how to stand on the clients' perspective to solve their real problems; and how to help them better understand more professional options, such as suitable furniture styles, comfortable color schemes, and fluid circulation in the interior space.

What has your BAC experience been like?

I am studying in a broader environment. The BAC is the relative compatible academic area. There are four programs at the BAC, and I have more opportunities to learn beyond the interior architecture program. For example, I am taking Detailing and Construction Documents, which is part of the architecture curriculum. I understand more basic structure information, which I wouldn't often encounter in the process of interior design.

What is your favorite thing about studying architecture and design in Boston?

I have an opportunity to take part in the practice of real work in a firm. This learning method lets me further understand the requirements of a real project. At the same time, when I encounter a tough problem during work, I have a chance of coming back to the BAC to talk through it with my instructor and classmates.

Who is your favorite architect/designer and why?

Frank Gehry. I love Deconstruction so much. I am very curious about how architects balance the interior structure and exterior construction. The projects that were created by Frank Gehry give me a broader perspective about Deconstruction.

What are your architectural/design dreams and goals?

I want to pursue a career as an interior architect after I graduate from the BAC, because the academic and practical experience at the BAC lets me recognize my career goals.

A sketch by Yu Wang (Grace)

A sketch by Yu Wang (Grace)

A sketch by Yu Wang (Grace)

A sketch by Yu Wang (Grace)

A sketch by Yu Wang (Grace)

A sketch by Yu Wang (Grace)

A sketch by Yu Wang (Grace)

A sketch by Yu Wang (Grace)

Sketches by Yu Wang (Grace); images courtesy of Yu Wang (Grace)