Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
Brian Yang joined BIG in 2007 and has worked closely with Bjarke Ingels across a wide range of projects and programs such as an energy efficient skyscraper completed in 2017 in Shenzhen, the 8 House – a new typology of residential building completed in 2010 in Copenhagen, and the concept design for a contemporary art museum in Norway that bridges across a river, currently in construction. He has been the Project Leader on a number of competition winning proposals, including a new Waste-to-Energy plant in Copenhagen that doubles as a ski slope, the LEGO House experience and play center in Denmark that opened in Fall 2017, and a sustainable wood construction multifamily residential development in Finland. Most recently, he has been the partner-in-charge for a 280m tall mixed-use tower in the heart of Singapore that broke ground in 2018. With a background in energy efficiency research as well as undergraduate studies in economics, Brian brings additional focus on environmental and economic sustainability into all of his projects. Prior to joining BIG, Brian worked at a number of practices internationally, and while at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, led a project team for a pavilion exhibited at the 2009 Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea.