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Alvin Shiu

Alvin Shiu

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

Alvin is a meticulous professional who understands design and business from a global perspective. He has lived and worked in countries all over the world; cultural adaptation and understanding are fundamentals in human relations be that a presentation to a client or collaboration with consultants. He has mastery over cross-industry software and experienced in the latest methods of production and construction allowing him to design tactfully for manufacturing and assembly. Alvin lives and breathes design, garnering observations and transcribing them with sensibility into new compelling ideas.He is looking to commit to a company that develops extraordinary products with a face-paced and challenging environment for ample growth and development.

Employment 

P&T Group, Hong Kong, Graduate Architect

Worked on three main projects (a) Shangri-la/Kerry Properties, a mixed-use development in Barangay, Manila (b) a high budget public library in the district of Yuen Long, Hong Kong and (c) a luxury medical and retail complex with two residential blocks in Tongzhou, Beijing.

(a) Designed various aspects of the building from the overall external concept to interior layout planning. Worked in close collaboration with engineers and client to resolve spatial constraints and local codes yet maintaining true to overall concept. A renovation component was also included in this city block development.

(b) Five leaning elliptical volumes, rotated and interlocking in a stacked manner. Designed the majority of interior spaces with emphasis on integrating graphical signage within the architectural elements. From conceptual design to producing specs for furniture and intricate exterior details such as implementation of building maintenance systems within the cantilevering volumes.

(c) Repurposing a historic hotel into a state of the art medical and retail complex. Worked in parallel with medical consultants and engineers to develop a proposal that encompasses high program efficiency and cost-effective structural alterations that does not breach preservation regulations nor compromise in aesthetics and concept.

Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, BArch

Sep 2002 - Dec 2007
 

Awards 

Ask Me., 1st Place

2011
 


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