Ji joined Merge in 2019. He is a registered architect with interdisciplinary experience spanning architecture, exhibition, installation, and interactive technologies. He earned a Master of Architecture from Princeton University and has practiced in both the U.S. and China. At Merge, Ji has contributed to a variety of projects from municipal facilities to corporate office interiors.
Prior to joining Merge, Ji held positions at Archi-solution Workshop in Beijing, where he led several exhibition projects that involved large-scale 3D printing, and at Kennedy & Violich Architecture in Boston, where he contributed to projects of various types and scales.
Ji has been actively involved in architectural curatorial practice internationally. He was awarded the 2017 Emerging Curators Project of Power Station of Art in Shanghai and the 2022 United Friends Organization Curatorial Project of Kong Lab in Shenzhen. His exhibitions address urgent global concerns, such as climate challenge, digital literacy, and emerging social media, through the lens of architecture and design. Ji’s work has been showcased at numerous venues, including the 2022 Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the 2021 Toronto Design TO Festival, and the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Ji has also maintained connections to academia. He has presented his work at renowned conferences such as SimAUD 2020, CDRF 2019, CAADRIA 2018, and has contributed chapters to their respective conference proceedings. Ji has also authored articles in academic journals such as Room1000 of UC Berkeley, Palimpsest of Yale, and Time + Architecture of Tongji University. He has taught design workshops at Tsinghua University and Tongji University, and served as a Teaching Assistant at Princeton University.