Shengyu Cai

Designer/BIM Specialist

Professional Registrations

Designer, LEED® GA


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Toronto Metropolitan University (2020)


Sheng obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the Toronto Metropolitan University. Prior to making the decision to pursue his degree in Canada, Sheng attended Suzhou University of Science and Technology in China, where he had started working toward a Bachelor of Urban Planning degree.

Sheng has acquired significant architectural experience through his collaborative work on projects focused on mixed-use, institutional, and adaptive re-use. He has continually grown a passion for design quality and detailing, and enjoys working with clients and colleagues to resolve challenges.

What volunteer organizations are you a part of?

I currently serve as a board member of Asian Arts and Cultural Trust, a federally-funded not-for-profit organization that aims to empower people of colour through contemporary art and public programs.

In May 2022, I had the privilege to curate a public exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto that focused on lived experiences of elders who struggled during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

What specific interests within the field of architecture do you have?

Energy efficient design, as well as a fascination with Mass Timber structural design.

Are there specific books for schools of thought in architecture that inspire you?

  • Stud: Architectures of Masculinity by Joel Sanders (I enjoyed reading about the interdisciplinary nature of architecture and how it plays a subconscious role in manufacturing one’s identity. I am keen on employing various critical perspectives to explore the relationship between the built environment and our social constructs).

Is there an architecturally significant city you would like to visit?

I have always wanted to visit Beirut, Lebanon to see its provocative contemporary architecture, along with the legacies of Arabesque Ottoman, Roman and Byzantine structures.

Headshot of Ji-Young

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