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Wortham Fellow


Zhicheng is the founder of Hyperlocal. He is an architectural and landscape architectural designer and educator based in Boston and Houston.

His work explores the role of art and architecture in the greater ecological and cultural fabric, as well as the interaction between non-human species and the built environment. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, RMIT Design Hub, Latrobe Regional Gallery, and the Center for Architecture in New York. Zhicheng has received awards from the Urban Land Institute, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the National Landscape Architecture Foundation, ASLA-Indiana, and ASLA-Boston.


  • M.Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A. in Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

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