Chanel Lai

Chanel Lai

Brooklyn, NY, US


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Essential Design + Build, New York, Architectural Assistant

Position responsibilities included assisting the architectural designer with CAD drawings, material selection and research, showroom visits, site surveying, scheduling meetings with representatives, small graphic design projects, and marketing assignments, maintaining building documentation and other administrative tasks.

>Projects: JBStar (Commercial), Goldstein Rikon (Commercial), 40 Central Park South Apartments (Residential)

Feb 2014 - current

CASTRO WATSON, New York, NY, US, Freelance Research Assistant

Job responsibilities included generating information graphics based on research, and assisting with graphic design and layout of publications.

>Projects: Think-Space Culture & Society Competition, Graham Foundation progress report, private research publication

Oct 2013 - current

WASA/Studio A, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Job responsibilities included drafting in Revit, digital modeling, material research, material boards, presentations, Photoshop and Illustrator documents, handling client communication and meeting with vendors and representatives.

> Projects: Trout Group Headquarters (Commercial), Continuum Health Partners - North 7th Street Clinic, Odyssey House (Health Care), Axton Condominium Building (Residential)

May 2012 - Dec 2012

GovanBrownSzeto Construction Managers, Vancouver, BC, CA, Design Intern

Job responsibilities included contacting representatives and clients, ordering samples, material boards for conferences, specification sheets, managing project binders, Google SketchUp models, AutoCAD drawings, hand and Photoshop rendering.

> Projects: Oakridge Mall - Indeglew's Shoes (Retail), Kirin Restaurants (Hospitality), Private townhouses (Residential)

May 2010 - Sep 2010

B.LING ARCHITECT INC., Vancouver, BC, CA, Design Intern

Job responsibilities included creating color and material boards, material selection and research, site visits and administrative work.

> Projects: Several private residences.

May 2009 - Sep 2009


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2011 - May 2013

Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design and Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2011

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