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Leimen Chong

Leimen Chong

Miami, FL, US

 

About 

Specialties

Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, Sustainability.
- A fully bilingual professional with excellent communication and writing skills achieved through extensive interaction with the public and leadership roles in college activities.
- Recognized for quality and speed in every project through persistence and a strong work ethic.
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Agrimensores Asociados, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Intern Architect

- Assisting the land surveyor to prepare the boundary data of lands, assisting in providing proposed plot plans, boundary surveys, building and foundation location surveys, utility and pipeline surveys, environmental impact statements, topographic surveys, and land development plans, acquisition plans.
- Documenting land use zoning, access, circulation, privacy, security, shelter, land drainage.
- They spent time training me to know about zoning regulations, building, planning and wetland regulations,health policies, and general land use codes.

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
 

The Rodtell Hospitalitiy Group Inc., Miami, Florida, Intern Architect

It is a prestigious and well known architectural and Interior Design firm that is recognized for its design excellence in Hotels and High End Condos.
- Construction plan production (Floor plans, elevations, sections, and details), and review of drawings.
- Accurately transferring information in numerical, written, sketched, or electronic format from
sources such as hand generated sketches and mark-ups, legal descriptions, survey data, aerial photographs, and computer files to final plans.
- Understanding of Architectural, Structural, and Electrical principles.
- Producing accurate, clean and aesthetically pleasing drawings.
- Resolving discrepancies by researching and analyzing information and office administration.
- Editing, maintaining, and updating the company’s website, and creating graphic designs for logos and ads.
- Meeting with clients, and perform verbal and visual presentations of projects ideas and materials.

Nov 2009 - Apr 2010
 

Gili-McGraw Architects L.L.P., Miami, Florida, Intern Architect

Is an A.I.A. award winning architectural firm committed to design excellence in a broad range of project types. Their commissions have ranged from Community Centers and Religious Facilities to both Public and Private Schools, and International Airport projects.
- Assisting in aspects of plan preparation such as information gathering, and quantity calculations.
- Construction documents production
- Review zoning drawings prior to submittal for compliance with public agencies and client requirements
- Interviewing with zoning/permitting personnel to obtain jurisdictional approval requirements
- Attending field site visits and provide site sketches for quality control
- Working closely with consultants and contractors
- Assisting with the development of RFPs, RFIs, Bids
- For new- build projects and existing site modification projects, commonly responsible for organizing from leasing and zoning audit through building permit issuance.

Oct 2004 - Oct 2008
 

Education 

Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL., BArch, Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Professional Degree

Sep 2005 - May 2009
 

Miami Dade College, Downtown Miami, FL., Associate in Arts Degree

Sep 2001 - May 2005
 

Awards 

Aquatic International Magazine 2010 Award for Best Aquatic Facility to Gili-McGraw Architects, Award

- Collaborated in the award winning project of the Marian Krutulis Aquatic Facility, won the Aquatic International Magazine 2010 Award for the best University/ School Aquatics Facility

2010
 

Winner for Vertical Yacht Design Competition (Design VIII), 1st Place

- Design and presentation of a Hotel Condo and Yacht Storage Complex for future development

2008
 

AIA 2006 Design Award Honorable Mention to Gili-McGraw Architects, Honorable Mention

- Collaborated in the AIA award winning project of the New Media Center for Gulliver Schools

2006
 

Winner for a Design Competition (Design IV), 1st Place

- Design of a human scale artifact that defined a space and it still serves its function today at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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