TEMPO= the speed or pace of a given piece; Tempted Objects; Temporary Office.

Catty Dan Zhang is a tenure-track assistant professor of architecture in innovative design practices at UNC Charlotte. She teaches design studios and courses that propel intellectual thinking while introducing comprehensive toolkits and emerging technologies. Her work spans across buildings, installations, artifacts, wearable instruments, projections, and robotics. And her research engages cinematics in design with evolving digital media, mechatronic vision, fabrication processes and responsive environments, driven by the interests in human-centric perception and atmospheric dynamics.

Catty collaborates with Axi:Ome— an interdisciplinary architectural practice based in St. Louis and Jecheon. As a design principal, she leads a broad range of speculative as well as client-based projects internationally. Recent projects include Prism Tower, UMSL in Grand Center, Media Plaza, ArtWalk, and COCA Expansion. Her scholarly as well as professional work has been published in various media, and has been exhibited at a number of galleries and institutions.

Catty has previously taught at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tsinghua University, a Master of Architecture with Honors from Washington University in St. Louis, where she received Best Degree Project Award for her project Elegy, and a Master in Design Studies degree in Technology from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she received the Second Annual MDes Final Project Research & Development Award for her thesis FANS: Constructed Invisibles. She was the 2017 recipient of the Daniel L. Schodek Award for Technology and Sustainability at the GSD, and was one of the four finalists for the 2018 Wheelwright Prize.