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Alan Chan

Alan Chan

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

I am an aspiring Architect and Urban Designer looking for an exciting opportunity to apply my talents at a forward-thinking multidisciplinary firm. 

I made it my mission to have a strong diversity in academic and professional experiences. By 2017, I graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Masters in both Architecture and Planning, and had various internship experiences in general contracting, urban design, development and architecture firms. These opportunities have played an important role in shaping the designer I am today.

Aside from geeking out over tech, I also love cutting hair! As a hobby that turned into a side business, I get to meet new people and have my clientele looking beautiful and confident. 

If you would like to see some of my work, please visit my website at:
www.achandsgn.com

Elsewhere:

Employment 

TM Montante Development, Buffalo, NY, US, Architectural Designer Intern

● Developed a conceptual vision for a mixed-use proposal on one of Buffalo’s largest new development projects

● Drafted schematic designs for a 50,000 SF retail-residential new build, a 70,000 SF historic hospital rehabilitation into retail-residential units, and an urban plaza within the site

● Visualizations and flythroughs helped acquire investors and community support

● Employment at Montante Development resulted from winning the Gates Circle Design Competition

May 2016 - Dec 2016
 

UB Regional Institute, Buffalo, NY, US, Urban Designer Intern

● Assisted in developing an Urban Design Masterplan for an 1,800 acre site in Niagara Falls Brownfield Opportunity Area

● Identified four strategic districts and illustrated recommendations through site plans and visualizations

● Drafted presentation material for stakeholder meetings, the City of Niagara Falls, and the Developer's Forum hosted by the Niagara Falls Office of Economic Development

● Work was featured on WIVB Channel 4 News in the Buffalo-Niagara region with support from the community

Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
 

Adelhardt Construction, New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager Intern

● Provided assistance to Project Managers on two Citibank renovation projects in Manhattan

● Developed a strong understanding in the dialogue between architect, engineer, contractor, and client

● Assisted in the development of the scope of work and financial planning for major renovations

May 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Education 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2013 - current
 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Masters, Masters of Urban and Regional Planning

Aug 2013 - current
 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Aug 2009 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Gates Circle Competition, 1st Place

2016
 

BUGAIK International Architecture Exhibition, Other

2015
 

Beijing Design Week, Other

2015
 

WNY APA: Oustanding Student Project, 1st Place

2014
 

UB Celebration of Student Academic Excellence: Excellence in Research, Award

2013
 

ACE Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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