Samantha Lai

Samantha Lai

Vancouver, BC, CA


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To obtain an entry level positon in order to gain further exposure into the architectural/exhibition design industry

Profile of Skills

  • Trained in architectural history and design (spatial/visual)
  • Passionate about narrative and documentary filmmaking and previously produced, wrote, directed and edited independent short films
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills
  • Adaptable thinker and tenacious researcher
  • Proficient in multiple design and editing software (Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino)
  • Proficient in both Microsoft and Mac operating systems (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Quick learner and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Independent worker as well as an effective leader in teams
  • Multilingual: English/Mandarin/Cantonese  

Volunteer Experience

Year-round Volunteer, VanCity Theater, Vancouver, BC

Nov. 2016 - Present

Interests and Hobbies

Music production, Media Lab/Sound Studio of Richmond

Dance, Dalhousie Dance Society (DalDance)

Travel, Working Holiday Participant, Taiwan (R.O.C)



Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Intern

Contributed to a wide variety of Architectural and Urban Planning work with a strong emphasis on the quality of design; worked in different scales, from drafting building details to interior floor plans to exterior renderings

Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

Gensler, Hong Kong, HK, Intern

Created 3D digital site models using softwares such as SketchUp and Rhino; translated presentation documents between English and Chinese; assisted supervisor in creating presentation booklets using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign; created excel spreadsheets to meet GFA requirements; supervisor has commended good job performance and positive work ethics

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

City Centre Community Center, Richmond, BC, CA, Childcare Program Supervisor

Supervised 15 elementary school children, 7 youth volunteers in afterschool athletic group activities, and conducted debriefing sessions with volunteers; fundraised for program, planned activities and created marketing material

Sep 2010 - May 2013


Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Bachelors, Environmental Design Studies

Co-operative Program; Major in Architecture

Sep 2013 - May 2015

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA, Bachelors, Commerce

Sep 2011 - Apr 2013

Areas of Specialization 


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