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So Young Lee

So Young Lee

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

So Young has over 9 years of experience that ranges from commercial, residential, healthcare and higher education projects for which she had worked at several design firms in Chicago before relocating to San Francisco. So Young's projects include NVIDIA Headquarters while she was working at Gensler and the world's tallest Kingdom Tower, Masdar Headquarters and the new head office for the Federation of Korean Industries while she was working at Adrian Smith+ Gordon Gill Architecture. So Young is currently taking Architect Registration Exams.

Specialties: Autodesk Revit Certified Professional / Construction Documents Technologist
Production of construction documents
Initial BIM Project setup with workflow documents
Initiating Model for each architectural project and preparing for production team 
BIM project kick-off information
Autodesk Revit desktop support
Integrating of BIM products with other architectural applications
Quality control for completeness and adherence to company standards of all construction documents created
Handling architectural software licensing and budgets

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Digital Design Architectural Professional

Jul 2014 - current
 

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Architect/ BIM Manager

May 2013 - Jul 2014
 

Wight & Company, Chicago, IL, US, BIM Manager

Dec 2011 - May 2013
 

bKL Architecture LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Architect / Revit Specialist

Responsible for developing company's Revit drawing standard for office; Setting up all future Revit Project-plans and procedure; Teaches staff about Revit; in charge of multi discipline coordination w/ project consultants; In charge of Coordination and integration of consultant information into Revit documentation for construction documents.

Mar 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Main Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architect / Revit Specialist

Responsible for developing company's Revit drawing standard for office; Setting up all future Revit Project-plans and procedure; Teaches staff about Revit; in charge of multi discipline coordination w/ project consultants; In charge of Coordination and integration of consultant information into Revit documentation for construction documents.

May 2010 - Mar 2011
 

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architect / Revit Coordinator

Responsible for developing company's Revit drawing standard for office; Member of the Revit team that aids in setting up all future Revit Project-plans and procedure; Teaches staff about Revit; in charge of multi discipline coordination w/ project consultants (Mechanical Eng., Electrical Eng., Plumbing Eng., Structural Eng.); In charge of Coordination and integration of consultant information into Revit documentation for construction documents; Assisting and directing junior team members in project developments and documentation; Responsible for leadership of junior team members.

Oct 2008 - May 2010
 

Loebl Schlossman & Hackl Inc, Chicago, IL, US, Architect

Review and analyze architectural drawings for both commercial and healthcare projects using Revit; Prepare scale drawings; integrate engineering element into unified design; interact with client in communicating project progress, gathering resource information for senior architects, and assembling proposal package for clients containing all drawings and cost information; Participate in both client and internal meetings to exchange information to finalize construction details.

Mar 2007 - Oct 2008
 

Lucien Lagrange Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architect

Review and analyze architectural drawings for both commercial and residential projects; Assist in preparing illustration revisions; Prepare scale drawings; integrate engineering element into unified design; interact with client in communicating project progress, gathering resource information for senior architects, and assembling proposal package for clients containing all drawings and cost information; Participate in both client and internal meetings to exchange information to finalize construction details.

Jan 2006 - Mar 2007
 

City of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Assist city architects at Bureau of Architecture, Engineering & Construction Management in preparing illustration revisions and scale drawing for design of new city facilities & renovation of existing facilities; gathering resource information for senior architects, and assembling proposal package containing all drawings and cost information.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005
 

Education 

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Integrated Building Delivery

Fundamental changes in the process of delivering buildings are about to revolutionize the structure and practice of architectural design. The management practices which have doubled industrial production efficiencies since the mid-1960s, coupled with the power of computer tools and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are recognized as now necessary inclusions to current practice, to initiate a similar trajectory in the construction industry. The role of the architect at the realization of this change is not yet clearly defined, but it is recognized that it will be significantly altered from that of today. IIT introduces the new IBD curriculum to insure that education prepares graduates for a rewarding and significant role in the emergent state of the profession.

Almost universally architects engage the practice of their art with the hope or expectation that the efforts will culminate in a realized project. Design is acknowledged as a component of a more holistic undertaking; that of creating an actualized built environment. The Master of Integrated Building Delivery program will educate architects to more actively participate in, guide, and/or undertake the full range of entrepreneurial and innovative activities comprising design, develop and build initiatives.

Oct 2008 - Dec 2011
 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

SAIC's Interior Architecture program experiments with definitions of space and social ideas through digital explorations, drawn and modeled work, and work built at a range of scales. SAIC's Interior Architecture students become experts at integrating relationships between the body, objects, events, and environments, reconceptualizing the entire habitable realm to sustain the art of living.
The Interior Architecture program is unique in positioning the designer with the artist, allowing for development of disciplinary strengths while demanding interdisciplinary research, thinking and practice, and material explorations. The AIADO department offers graduate tutorials, studios, seminars, and labs that address current cultural issues. Artists, designers, and architects share in critical seminars and work together in the first seminar graduate studio. Art, architecture, and design history courses complement studio work, and students may elect fine art and design courses from across other departments at SAIC as well.
During the second year, SAIC students concentrate on individual work. Recent projects have dealt with a wide range of global issues such as domesticity, violence in the city, urban decay, nuclear testing, healing, the virtual home, the nomadic office, modularity, and mobility. At the culmination of their studies, students participate in the annual SAIC Graduate Thesis Exhibition or AIADO Thesis Exhibition.

Oct 2004 - May 2006
 

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts

Study Abroad

Jan 2004 - May 2004
 

Ajou University, Seoul, KR, Bachelors, Architecture

Korea

Mar 1999 - Jul 2003
 

Awards 

8th Competition for Solar Energy in Architecture, 2nd Place

Korean Solar Energy Society

2000
 

Merit Scholarship, 1st Place

Entered university 1st on the list with a full scholarship.

1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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