Samantha Lai

Samantha Lai

Vancouver, BC, CA


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  • An adaptable thinker
  • Design graduate
  • Bilingual (written and oral) in English and Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)
  • Strong understanding of Asian culture/customs and passionate about various forms of art and design


Interests and Extra-Curricular Activities

Volunteer Work

Volunteer for Childcare Program, City Centre Community Center, Richmond, BC
2008 - 2010

Film and Media

Multimedia Artist, Media Lab/Sound Studio of Richmond, Richmond, BC
2011 - Present

Travel and Outdoors

Volunteer, Pacific Farm, Taitung, Taiwan
Jul. 2011



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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