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Heidi Li

Heidi Li

San Gabriel, CA, US

 

About 

Personal experience

I am a Hong Kong-born Chinese American who pursued of higher education in Los Angeles since age of fifteen.  After years of professional practice, I returned to graduate school and earned a post-professional Master of Architecture degree (M.Arch.II) from UCLA.  During my thesis semester of undergraduate program at Woodbury University, I participated in a study-abroad program to Rome, Italy, and therefore, had some great chances to travel to different parts of Europe.  I had traveled to over 30 major cities in Europe, Asia, and America.  With my interest in travelling and the chances to live in different counties, the challenge of adopting into different infrastructural and cultural systems between cities and countries has extraordinarily developed my eagerness on trial and error, finding solutions, and refining the outcome.

Professional goals

With fundamental understanding of architecture and space, I am very interested to further investigates residential (both affordable housing  and high-ended single family), commercial retails, and healthcare projects. I am working on my LEED GA Examination and intend to obtain an AP accreditation in the near future, and am actively pursuing architectural licensure.  

 

Work experience and skills

I have 1.5 full-time and 3 years part-time (over 3,800 hours) of working experience(non-internship) in Los Angeles based professional architectural firms.  Over the past years, I have been trained to exercise feasibility studies, design processes, preparing full construction documents, and coordination between multi-projects.  I am familiar with the permitting processes and finding balanced solutions between the design, client's needs, time, and code regulations.   In addition, I have also worked as a teacher assistant in AutoCAD and 3D modeling classes in East Los Angeles College which led me to master AutoCAD/ 3D Studio Max and other closely related software.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Joseph Spierer Architects, Redondo Beach, CA, US, Architectural designer

- Develop concept, design schemes, and prepare full construction document for government agencies permitting.
- Rendering scenes, colored plans for visualization
-Clients, engineers, consultants and government agencies coordination

Mar 2012 - Oct 2013
 

Simon Lee & Associates, San Gabriel, CA, Draftsperson

- Developed design schemes, construction documents, and presentation boards
- Communicated with clients, engineers and plan checkers
- Provided full office support to principle architect and project managers

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
 

ideas Collaborative, Pasadena, CA, Summer Intern

- Developed firm portfolio
- Prepared construction documents

May 2009 - Aug 2009
 

East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA, Teacher Assistant

- Assisted students with AutoCAD and Autodesk VIZ / 3ds Max program

Oct 2007 - Jul 2008
 

Simon Lee & Associates, San Gabriel, CA, Draftsperson

- Developed design schemes, construction documents, and presentation boards
- Communicated with clients, engineers and plan checkers
- Provided full office support to principle architect and project managers

Dec 2005 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture - M Arch II

Studio under advisory of Mr. Frank Gehry, Mr. Craig Webb (Gehry Partner) and Mr. Dennis Shelden (Gehry Technologies)

Jul 2013 - Jul 2014
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

I earned my NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree in August 2011 from Woodbury University. It is a very strong academy program to train students to complete architectural analysis, design, physical models, presentations and construction documents. I also enrolled a semester-long study abroad program to Rome, Italy, where I completed my thesis project.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2011
 

East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA, US, Architecture

Oct 2005 - Aug 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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