CADC Honors Four International Students

CADC Honors Four International Students

Auburn University’s International Student Organization hosts an annual International Student Recognition Banquet to celebrate the success of students from every college on campus. This year, the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) honored four students for their academic achievements, leadership and involvement.

Jinquan Zhu, who is originally from Nei Mongol, China, is pursuing a Bachelor of Industrial Design. He earned the studio prize in Professor Tin-Man Lau’s furniture studio as well as accolades for his leadership, work ethic and innovation during an industry collaboration with Playcore. Zhu was recently selected as a 2021 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Student Merit Award finalist.

Peter Si is pursuing a Master of Building Construction. Born and raised in Chengdu, China, he attended high school in Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Architecture at Auburn in 2019. Si has excelled in his studies and hopes to make a difference through his passion for the building industry.

Yikuan Peng, originally from Chengdu, China, just graduated this May with a Master of Building Construction. He received a dual Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Interior Architecture, graduating magna cum laude in 2019. Peng gained extensive design and construction experience from his final year thesis at Rural Studio, where he and his teammates built a 20K house. Peng has accepted a full-time position with BLOX, a pre-fabrication construction company in Bessemer, Alabama.

YuehTzu (Sabrina) Yang, who hails from Taipei, Taiwan, is pursuing a Master of Industrial Design. She has proven herself a tremendous asset to the program as a graduate teaching assistant, and her positive attitude and hard work have contributed to both her academic and professional success. Yang has worked as a product designer for Omexey Enterprise in Taiwan and has developed training aids and safety accessories for the A300 shotgun line for Berretta, creating designs that help young athletes position their shoulders, cheek and eyes for a more consistent aim in skeet-shooting competitions.