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Michael Chang

Michael Chang

Long Beach, CA, US

 

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About 

Michael Thao Chang is an uprising designer and artist, who recently graduated from the California College of the Arts with a Bachelors of Architecture in May of 2012.

Originally born and raised in Long Beach, California, throughout Michael's high school curriculum he found the passion for Architecture through an Architectural elective course. After taking AutoCAD courses in Junior College, a deeper passion for Architecture emerged.

During his 4 years at CCA, Michael was actively involved in his design curriculums, while obtaining a steady position as a Communications Marketing Assistant at the Communications department at CCA. As part of the Internship program at CCA, Michael has interned for Architecture for Humanity as a Volunteer Model Maker.

After having accomplished a longterm goal of graduating from Architecture School, Michael Chang currently resides in San Francisco, CA and continues to Aspire, Achieve, and Accomplish his goals and passion for Architecture.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

J.T. Nakaoka Associates Architects, Los Angeles, CA, Junior Designer

- Assisting Project Managers and Colleagues with CAD Drafting in producing Construction Documents
- Prepare/produce drawings of existing conditions in CAD for Site Surveys
- Coordination with MEP and Structural Consultants and Clients: Uniqlo & Forever 21

Sep 2013 - current
 

Sally Swanson Architects, Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

Working closely with the principal and project managers assisting with graphic presentations, marketing efforts, and creating construction documents.

Other responsibilities include the production of various reports Access Compliance Survey such as (ACS) reports, Transition Plan (TP) reports, ete. which includes associated tasks: field surveys, data collection, data entry, data quality control, production of barrier location plans, report compilation, etc.

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
 

Architecture For Humanity, San Francisco, CA, US, Model Maker Volunteer

Modeled school - École Baptiste Bon Berger, Pele, an ongoing project as part of the Haiti Rebuilding Center. Translate AutoCAD drawings and photos of buildings into 3D Models. Paying attention to details
of building elements.

Mar 2012 - May 2012
 

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Communications Marketing Assistant

Archive (Magazine, Newpapers, Web Articles), Data Entry. Used google alerts to locate CCA mentions and faculty/student publications. Upkeep of a bibliography of references for the Board of Trustees.

Sep 2008 - May 2011
 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Long Beach, CA, US, Customer Associate

Providing customers with excellent customer service. Gained valuable experience and developed business skills. Continously met and exceeded monthly goals.

Apr 2007 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2012
 

Awards 

CCA Jury Prize Spring 2011, Award

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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