Nancy S. Chu

Milwaukee, WI, US




University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Student

Doctoral Student in the Architecture Program (2011-present)
Minor in Urban Planning

New paradigm of housing to Improve built environment to accommodate the needs for the aging population

Socially responsible architecture - research on the evolution and Post-Occupancy
Appreciative Inquiry of public housing in Hong Kong and explore the unique qualities
and the replicability in other cities within their contexts

Sep 2006 - current

City of Milwaukee, Architectural Design Consultant

• Identified problems, provided sustainability design and planning services
• Guided early design phase to final project design
• Decreased significantly the timeline for the project design completion
• Contributed to the overall design to revitalize several streetscape initiatives
• Contributed methods of exceeding ADA compliance to restore an historic building

Aug 2009 - Oct 2010

Freelance work, 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, 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 Marcus Corporation and Manpower accounts

Jan 1987 - Dec 1996


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

- PhD in Architecture (2011 - present GPA 4.0)
- Urban Planning (Minor) - 2013
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology (2013)
- Graduated with Master in Architecture (May 2011 - GPA 3.81)
- Awarded Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship (2010 - present)
- Worked as a Design Consultant for the City of Milwaukee (2009-2012)
- Graduated with Magna Cum Laude (December 2008)

Sep 2006 - current


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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