Nancy S. Chu

Milwaukee, WI, US




University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Architectural Design Consultant

• Identified problems and implemented solutions.
• Provided sustainability design and planning services.
• Managed all phases of project, from early design phase to final project design.
• Decreased significantly the timeline for project design completion.
• Contributed to the overall design to revitalize several streetscape initiatives.
• Contributed methods that exceeded ADA compliance in restoring historic building.

Aug 2009 - current

Freelance work, Southeastern Wisconsin Area, Landscape Design Consultant and Project Manager

• Consulted commercial and residential clients with emphasis on environmentally
friendly landscape design
• Managed projects from design to construction level
• Supervised team of ten or more to maintain smooth operations
• Maintained open communications between clients and project staff
• Provided support and education for clients and project staffs

Feb 2000 - Oct 2005

Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee, WI, US, Landscape Designer Consultant

• Re-designed the Central Mall for the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Celebration
• Collaborated with various departments to ensure redesign specifications

Jan 1997 - Apr 2000

Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI, Volunteer

• Assisted set up on various projects for special events

May 1998 - Sep 1998

University Wisconsin Extension, Milwaukee, WI, Volunteer

• Collected, organized, categorized, and labeled samples of various trees and shrubs for the
UW-Extension library
• Took digital pictures of specimens of various trees and shrubs, and organized for catalog for the
UW-Extension library

Feb 1997 - Nov 1997

Aon Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, US, Property & Casualty Risk Management Representative

• First-In-Service Award – Mid-West Region
• Assisted with retention of revenue by 25%
• Developed problem solving and analytical skills
• Mediated conflict and maintained professionalism
• Solved customer problems with attention to detail
• Collaborated with senior staffs from Marcus Corporation and Manpower accounts

Jan 1987 - Dec 1996


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, PhD, Architecture & Urban Planning

Doctoral Program in Architecture [Minor interests in Gerontology and Urban Planning]:

Research focus:
- New paradigm of housing to Improve built environment to meet the needs for the next generation and the aging population
- Research on the evolution and Post-Occupancy Appreciative Inquiry of housing, explore the unique qualities and the replicability in other cities within their contexts
- Socially responsible architecture

Courses taken:
- Processes of Aging (Nursing 760)
- Environmental Design Research (Architecture 750)
- Advanced Research Methods (Architecture 785)
- Post Occupancy Evaluation (Architecture 587)
- Social Policy Seminar on Aging (Social Work 851)
- Theories of Environment Design Research (Architecture 751)
- Urban Design as Public Policy (Urban Planning 857)
- Urban Design/Physical Plan (Urban Planning 751)
- Social Organization (Sociol 928)
- Social Gerontology (Social Work 685)
- Housing Markets & Public Policy (Urban Planning 762)
- Psychology of Aging (Pysch 680)
- Independent Research Project (Arch 991)
- Doctoral Preliminary Exam (Arch 992)

- Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology (2013)
- Awarded Scholarship from Helen Bader School of Social Welfare (2013-2014)
- Awarded Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship (2010 - 2013)

Sep 2011 - current

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, MArch, Architecture & Urban Planning

- Graduated with Master in Architecture (May 2011 - GPA 3.81)

- Awarded Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship (2010 - 2013)

Feb 2009 - May 2011

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, BArch, Architecture

Architecture and Urban Planning

- Graduated with Magna Cum Laude (December 2008)

Sep 2006 - Dec 2008


RP & JL Carr Social Justice Scholarship, Scholarship

Academic Excellence and Community Services related to the pursuit of Peace and Social Justice;
presented design projects to audience in part of the recipient award ceremony


Graduate School Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship, Other

Outstanding achievement with diverse social, cultural and experiential backgrounds brought to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Jack L. Fischer Scholarship, Scholarship

Demonstrated exemplary academic, design and technical merit with emphasis on the building process and with GPA 3.85


Landscape Design Competition, 1st Place

Overall planning, attention to detail, to serve and transform the community by revitalize the Konkel Park in the City of Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin


Areas of Specialization 


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