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Quan Nyen Tran

Quan Nyen Tran

Alexandria, VA, US

 

About 

Since I was a child, I have never stayed in one particular location for more than four years.  In the past ten years, I have accomplished three degrees, two certificates and have a total of two years studying abroad in Europe.  Other than architecture and traveling, I find people most captivating and beautiful. 

Architecture and design to me is a universal language that expresses the human spirit, the culture and time.  My master’s thesis project is call the Center for the Human Spirit, which consist of interrelated concepts of love, life and wisdom, represented by programs of an exhibition, retreat and meditation space.  The site is located beside the ruins of Sutro Baths in San Francisco, CA.  My thesis project was ignited by a vision barrowed from Any Rand’s Fountainhead; and the quote: “Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.”

Employment 

Evergreen Academy, Annandale, VA, US, Adjunct Professor

Instructing an average of eight college students in an introductory course to drawing and graphic design and another course in introductory to fiction and graphic narrative.

Mar 2013 - current
 

Walnut Street Development, Fairfax, VA, US, Arechitectural Designer and Draftsman

Construct 3D models, drawings and marketing in Revit and Photoshop during schematic, construction document and presentation phase

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Greenwald Cassell Associates, Georgetown, DC, US, Revit Draftsman

Construct 3D models, drawings and tutor in Revit during schematic design and construction document phase.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Falls Church Painting and Construction, Falls Church, VA, US, Revit Draftsman

Construct 3D model and drawings in Revit during schematic design and presentations

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
 

Education 

Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
 

Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy, Post-Baccalaureate

Painting + Sculpture

Jan 2007 - May 2008
 

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Arts

Graphic Design + Sculpture

*Study Abroad in Greece, Summer 2006
*Study Abroad in Italy, Summer 2005

Jun 2003 - Dec 2006
 

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA, US, Associate of Applied Science

Architecture Technology

Aug 1998 - May 2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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