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Cheng Yang

Cheng Yang

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Cheng Yang
Apt. 15, 2617 Ellendale Place • Los Angeles, CA 90007 • 213-280-8689
Email: yangcheng8549@gmail.com

EDUCATION
o Master of Historic Preservation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 2011; Thesis: Mining the Intangible Past of Virginia City’s Chinese Pioneers: Using Historical Geographic Information System (HGIS) to Document, Visualize and Interpret the Spatial History of Chinese in a Montana Mining Camp (ca 1863 - Mid-20th Century)
o Certificate of Urbanism and Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
o Bachelor of Art, History (Classical Architecture), Peking University, Beijing, China, 2008

APPLICATION EXPERIENCE AND PROFICIENCY
Architecture and Planning Office
o Drafting: AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Revit
o Modeling: SketchUp, Rhinoceros
o Rendering: Piranesi, V-Ray
o 2D-Editing: Photoshop, Corel Draw, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom o EndNote
o Microsoft Office
o Acrobat

Language
o Bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Graduate Intern, Field Project, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2010 to July, 2011
o Collaborated with the Getty preservation specialists to conduct conservation implementation in site management, site interpretation, and condition assessment of the Valley of Queens, Luxor, Egypt.
o Constructed an accurate and detailed 3D model of the Tomb of Nefertari in Valley of the Queens (Luxor, Egypt) and its surrounding terrain based on documentation drawings to analyze the context of the historic site.
o Created a display in 3D space of wall paintings of the Tomb of Nefertari for site interpretation.
o Functioned as an architectural drafter in the Deir Er Roumi Conservation project (an archaeological site with remains from Pharaonic, Roman, and Coptic periods) using both ArcGIS and AutoCAD.
o Organized and consolidated the Valley of Queens (Luxor, Egypt) project bibliography.
o Assisted in organizing of China Principles Study Tour/Workshop to US, June, 2011(main themes: industrial heritage, cultural landscape, memorial site, cultural route; main responsibilities: historic research and general logistics).

 

Interpreter, Fluidity Design Consultant, Los Angeles, CA, March – Sept. 2010
o Supported Fluidity and its Chinese clients with oral and verbal translation of Chinese and English in both directions.
Preservation Intern, Montana Heritage Commission, Virginia City, MT, May – August 2009
o Conducted measurement, measurement drawing, and model interpretation of historic structures following HABS standards.
o Researched, documented and interpreted cultural heritage of Chinese pioneers in late 19th century in Virginia City, Montana and used historic GIS to integrate the information that otherwise could be impossible to interpret due to lack of associated historic structures.
o Collaborated with preservation specialists on conservation implementation on historic log, stone and timber frame structure buildings.
Student Volunteer Surveyor, Class project: Survey LA, University of Southern California, Jan. – May 2009
o Surveyed Fenway Park historic district and prepared the primary record forms, building, structure and object forms, historic maps, and parcel profile reports.
Preservation Planner Intern, Beijing Superplanner Institute of Urban Planning & Design, Beijing, China, July – Sept. 2007
o Conducted survey of historic district of Xuchang, Henan, China.
o Assisted chief planner on historic context analysis and conceptual landscaping and architectural design.
Student Surveyor and Draftsman, Peking University, Jan. – July, 2007
o Surveyed a series of Chinese historic structures in Northwest and North China using traditional methods and modern technology such as Laser Disto, Total Station and 3D Laser Scanner.
Graphic Interpretation Consultant, Professor Song Feng, World Heritage Research Center at Peking University 2004 -2007
o Collaborated with Dr. Song Feng on design and interpretation in various preservation and rehabilitation projects conducted by Dr. Song Feng in Hubei, Zhejiang, Shanghai and Guangdong.

AWARDS
o APTI Western Chapter Student Scholarship for 2009 Annual Conference o 2009 Architectural Guild Commendation Award, University of Southern California
o Peking University’s Dean’s Award for Excellent Paper, 2008

 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

The Getty Conservation Institute, Graduate Intern

o Collaborated with the Getty preservation specialists to conduct conservation implementation in site management, site interpretation, and condition assessment of the Valley of Queens, Luxor, Egypt.
o Constructed an accurate and detailed 3D model of the Tomb of Nefertari in Valley of the Queens (Luxor, Egypt) and its surrounding terrain based on documentation drawings to analyze the context of the historic site.
o Created a display in 3D space of wall paintings of the Tomb of Nefertari for site interpretation.
o Functioned as an architectural drafter in the Deir Er Roumi Conservation project (an archaeological site with remains from Pharaonic, Roman, and Coptic periods) using both ArcGIS and AutoCAD.
o Organized and consolidated the Valley of Queens (Luxor, Egypt) project bibliography.
o Assisted in organizing of China Principles Study Tour/Workshop to US, June, 2011(main themes: industrial heritage, cultural landscape, memorial site, cultural route; main responsibilities: historic research and general logistics).

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
 

Fluidity Design Consultants, Interpreter

o Supported Fluidity and its Chinese clients with oral and verbal translation of Chinese and English in both directions.

Jan 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Montana Heritage Commission, Preservation Intern

o Conducted measurement, measurement drawing, and model interpretation of historic structures following HABS standards.
o Researched, documented and interpreted cultural heritage of Chinese pioneers in late 19th century in Virginia City, Montana and used historic GIS to integrate the information that otherwise could be impossible to interpret due to lack of associated historic structures.
o Collaborated with preservation specialists on conservation implementation on historic log, stone and timber frame structure buildings.

May 2009 - Aug 2009
 

World Heritage Research Center at Peking University, Graphic Designer, Surveyor and Drafter

o Surveyed a series of Chinese historic structures in Northwest and North China using traditional methods and modern technology such as Laser Disto, Total Station and 3D Laser Scanner.
o Collaborated with Dr. Song Feng on design and interpretation in various preservation and rehabilitation projects conducted by Dr. Song Feng in Hubei, Zhejiang, Shanghai and Guangdong.

Sep 2004 - Jul 2008
 

Beijing Superplanner Institute of Urban Planning & Design, Planning Intern

o Conducted survey of historic district of Xuchang, Henan, China.
o Assisted chief planner on historic context analysis and conceptual landscaping and architectural design.

Jul 2007 - Sep 2007
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Masters, Historic Preservation

o Master of Historic Preservation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 2011; Thesis: Mining the Intangible Past of Virginia City’s Chinese Pioneers: Using Historical Geographic Information System (HGIS) to Document, Visualize and Interpret the Spatial History of Chinese in a Montana Mining Camp (ca 1863 - Mid-20th Century)

Aug 2008 - May 2011
 

University of Southern California (USC), Certificate of Architecture and Urbanism

Aug 2008 - May 2010
 

Peking University, BArch, Classical Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jul 2008
 

Awards 

Architectural Guild Commendation Award, 1st Place

o 2009 Architectural Guild Commendation Award, University of Southern California

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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