Chengmei Ren is currently working as Design Intern at Noesis XID, LLC. She graduated from School of Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC) with her M. Arch degree. She received her B.E. degree in Architecture at Nanjing University in China. As a senior student she participated in various types of research on urban morphology and green architecture in Nanjing and won the Renmin Scholarship in Nanjing University. She worked as the assistant designer at the No. 4 Creation Research Room at the Yunnan Architectural Design and Research Institute in China in 2011. And she worked as the surveyor at a local Cultrual Affairs Bureau in China in 2010. Now she is interested in sustainable development in architectural design.
Noesis XID, LLC, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Design Intern
Participating in the design; Carrying design document(DD) of current projects for the report; Drawing and editing plans, elevations and sections; Making models and renderings of current projects for present.
Alex Hubbard Art Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Modeler
Helped the artist, Alex Hubbard, design and finish the physical model of several blocks around his art studio in downtown Los Angeles as part of the video he produced.
Yunnan Architectural Design and Research Institute, Kunming, CN, Intern/Assistant Designer
Carried field investigation to Xishuangbanna tropical botanical garden; collected data about landform, environment, weather and local architectural styles; documentaed the report; Accomplished the design task in the reception center in the Yuanwaiyuan Project cooperating with other colleagues.
Cultrual Affairs Bureau of Luhe District, Nanjing, CN, Intern/Surveyer
Took charge of the surveying of Wanshou Palace, mapping it by Auto CAD and build the digital model of it; Collected and studied the pattern of the doors and windows of Chinese historic building and the corner’s load-bearing system of Wanshou Palace; Reported and documented the work.
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M. Arch +2
2013 Attached Multifunctional Building of LACMA, Los Angeles
2013 Library and Community Center, Los Angeles
2012 Exhibition Gallery for Space Shuttle Endeavour, Los Angeles
2013 ‘GSAP Interactive Shanghai’, Shanghai, China
Built an interactive installation with LED and controlled by the Grasshopper program, which will
interact with human voice and instrument.
YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8F_GAk0ZRg
Nanjing University, Nanjing, CN, Bachelors, Architecture-4years
2011 Construction Site Research in International Creative Park in Qixia District, Nanjing, China
Designed the joint structure and detail of construction of exterior wall of the building