Zhang is the founder and lead designer at ARCity Office. He is a researcher in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Shenzhen University (deputy director of the Benyuan Design Research Center). He is a permanent executive member of the Urban Planning Society of Shenzhen, a member of the Urban Design Expert Committee for the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and an executive member of the Architecture Criticism Academic Committee at the Architectural Society of China. He has also founded ARCity Plan. He is one of the founders, chief organizers, and lead promoters of the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB), and he is also the chair of the UABB Academic Committee.