Jean Gu

Jean Gu

Ottawa, ON, CA



I am a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture. I have previously worked in Toronto, Vancouver, Shanghai and Singapore. I love to travel, and have been to countries such as China, Canada, USA, UK, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico and Cuba. I am passionate about good architecture.


  • Proven ability in teamwork as a competent, open-minded, creative and hardworking designer 
  • Highly self-motivated worker in both team and individual environments
  • Excellent coordination, communication and interpersonal skills; fluent in English and Chinese
  • Excellent organization skills; able to work under pressure in fast-paced environments
  • LEED knowledgeable



Formwerkz, Singapore, SG, Intern Architect

- Collaborated with principle and contractor on 19 Daisy Ave housing project: concept design, details & interior design and production, on-site supervision, client & suppliers & consultants coordination, drawing & model production, authority submission
- Collaborated with principle in the Indian Heritage Centre competition: concept design

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011

Gensler, Shanghai, CN, Intern Architect

-Collaborated with two designers in the Nanjing Aomei Tower competition: concept design, drawing & model production, Chinese & English translations, competition book production
-Assisted in Masterplan of Xiangshan Hotel Resort in Ningbo: concept design, site analysis, 3D models, presentation drawings, client meetings
-Assisted in SD and DD stage of Shimao Tower in Xiamen: construction drawings, diagrams

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Folio Architecture & Resort, Vancouver, BC, CA, Intern Architect

-Assisted in preliminary design stage of various hotel & resort projects in China: concept design, architecture drawing, 3D rendering, Chinese & English translations, packaging
-Assisted in the DD stage of Guildford Town Centre in Surrey: 3D models

Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

Stantec, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Architect

- Assisted in the SD stage of Toronto East General Hospital: presentation drawings, physical models, Block Schematic Report of, site survey
-Prepared the OAA-Award submissions package & promotional booklet for Stantec Office

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009


University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, CA, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Aug 2012


Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Third Year Award, 1st Place

Highest academic standing of the year


Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship, Scholarship


Ontario Global Edge Scholarship, Scholarship


Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Second Year Award, 1st Place

Highest academic standing of the year


University of Waterloo President's Scholarship of Distinction, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization 


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