Architecture: 3 years of professional experience in the architecture and design industry with experience in High-Rise, Mixed-Use, Residential, Education, Industrial, Adaptive Reuse and Interiors.
Revit/BIM: Design and document projects ranging from 1,000 sq. ft. to 100,000 sq. ft. in Revit.
Bilingual: Fluent in English and Chinese, both Mandarin and Cantonese.
Graphic Design: Worked as an independent graphic designer since 2007 focusing on print collaterals, branding, poster and website designs.
Blogger: Started the Just an Intern blog on Archinect in June 2012, which has since been a top 10 blog on Archinect.
+ Conceptual Design
+ Construction Documentation
+ Materials and Spec Research
+ Graphic Presentation/Visualization
+ Regulatory Compliance
+ Building Information Modeling
+ Client/Consultants Collaboration
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Gensler, New York, Job Captain
KSS Architects, Princeton, NJ, US, Junior Architect
+ Develop design and construction documents under tight deadlines and numerous revisions for a $18M high-rise mixed-use apartment building (81 units) as the film's first housing project.
+ Conduct feasibility study of adapting a 1.3M sq. ft. warehouse into a 700-unit multi-family building while working directly with clients to develop design intent.
+ Perform design and construction documents for higher education, industrial and interior projects ranging from 1K to 100K sq. ft. in Revit.
+ Research material selection and specifications to meet LEED criteria.
+ Attend clients and consultants meetings to coordinate and finalize clients’ needs and design requirements.
lwdmrARCHITECTS, Jersey City, NJ, US, Junior Architect
+ Led a 2-person team on construction documents and consultant coordination for a 5-story 45-unit condominium building.
+ Handled an 11K sq. ft. supportive housing project in close collaboration with non-profit organizations and neighborhood community to create affordable design solutions.
+ Prepared permit set and construction document for a 54K sq. ft. historic church to a senior housing adaptive reuse project.
+ Developed exterior technical details for a high-rise 120-unit mixed-use condominium.
+ Implemented a cohesive graphic presence of the firm to support business development and attended 2+ marketing interviews with potential clients.
Rutgers - NJIT Theatre Arts Program, Newark, NJ, US, Graphic Designer
+ Designed posters and event collaterals for 15+ shows based on 8+ directors' theatrical concept.
+ Executed show management including budget report, scheduling and communication.
Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design, Princeton, NJ, US, Intern Architect
+ Created 3 conceptual designs, renderings, diagrams and presentation booklet for a transportable shipping container sound theatre.
+ Produced film website design and 4+ graphic portfolios for marketing promotions.
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture
Graduated with Honors Cum Lauda GPA 3.78
Dean’s List 2006 - 2011
Minor in Environmental Studies & Drama/Theatre
Summer Urban Studio Siena, Italy
ARCHIVE 100 Beauty Pageant, Honorable Mention
- ARCHIVE 100
ICON TV Competition, 2nd Place
New Jersey School of Architecture Medal, 1st Place
ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition, 3rd Place
Published & Exhibited:
- ACSA 100th Annual Convention in Boston, MA
- AIA National Convention in Washington, DC
- ARCHIVE 100, the online exhibition about architectural education.
Excellence in Design Award, Honorable Mention
NJIT CoAD Pre-Comprehensive Studio
Habitat Newark Design Award, 3rd Place
Masonry Design/Build Competition, 1st Place