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KPF Selected for Jury Panels in Upcoming Design Awards

KPF Associate Principal Yafei Zhang and Architectural Designer Yiying Tang have been chosen to take part in the winner selection for the Muse Awards. Additionally, Yiying will sit on the jury for the 2024 London, French, and NY Architectural Design Awards.

The MUSE Design Awards were established in 2015 by the International Awards Association with the purpose of recognizing and promoting excellence in various design disciplines. As part of the jury, which represents 14 countries, Yafei and Yiying will review projects submitted across seven categories, including architecture, interior, and furniture design. Judges are handpicked from a diverse range of firms and disciplines from around the world, bringing industry knowledge and category-specific skill sets to evaluate every entry. Learn more about the MUSE Awards and view the full panel of judges here.

With over a decade of experience in the architecture field, Yafei has honed her expertise in large-scale, multi-building urban developments, with a particular focus on contemporary workplaces. As a BIM Leader and Associate Principal at KPF, she has led the technical execution of projects from concept through completion, notably the Bund Fosun Center in Wuhan, China. Beyond her work at KPF, Yafei is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Kean University, where she leads a Professional Practice Seminar.

Yiying earned her Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Zhejiang University. With an LEED AP BD+C credential, she is dedicated to environmentally responsible design, prioritizing projects that positively impact both the environment and local communities. She has received recognition within the architectural community for her innovative design skills and has been featured in international news publications. With this wealth of experience and expertise, she brings a formidable perspective to the judging panels of London, French, and NY Architectural Design chapters of the International Awards Association.