Headshot of Rong Zhao, smiling at the camera.

Rong Zhao

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Educational Credentials :

  • M.Arch. GSAPP, Columbia University, 2014
  • B. Arch. School of Architecture, Sichuan University, China, 2011

Teaching Experience :

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, City College of New York, 2023-present

Professional Experience :

  • Partner, Co- Founder, RK Studio, New York, 2023-present
  • Architect, TenBerke (Previously Deborah Berke Partners), New York, 2019-present
  • Architect, wHY Architecture, New York, 2015-2019
  • Collaborator, WORKac, New York, 2015
  • Architectural designer, SOM, New York, 2014-2015

Licenses/Registration :

  • Registered Architect in NYS, AIA, LEED GA

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Books:
    • Guggenheim Storage Center (with WORKac) in Amale Andraos and Dan Weed, WORKac: We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2017.
    • Guggenheim Storage Center (with WORKac) in Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell, Never Built New York. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2016.