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Carolyn Ng

Carolyn Ng

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Carolyn migrated to Los Angeles from Macau at the age of ten. Overcoming the language and cultural barrier allowed her to mature and develop a tenacity to tackle problems until the end. Excelling in mathematics and physics while nurturing a fervent passion for art and design throughout high school, Carolyn knew right away that architecture would be a perfect fit for her.

As predicted, Carolyn fell in love with architecture while at USC. Her design talents and disciplined time management skills allowed her to maintain high grades along with an impressive portfolio. In addition to the numerous requirements prescribed by the BARCH and Communication Design (minor) curriculum, Carolyn also holds multiple work study positions to ease her parents’ financial loads while actively participating in clubs and activities such as Habitat for Humanity, Architecture for Humanity, and AIAS.

Carolyn participated in the Asia Study Abroad after her third year at USC, where she gained personal experiences of multiple cultures and soaked in various perspectives on architectural design. As a fruitful leader and effective communicator, she worked fluidly with a partner from University of Malaya and designed a winning school entry that will be built in the near future.


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Employment 

University of Southern California (USC), Teaching Assistant

Attend lecture proceedings for structures class. Hold weekly lab sessions, tracks progress of approximately 30 students throughout the semester.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2010
 

University of Southern California (USC), Teaching Assistant

Attend lecture proceedings for structures class. Hold weekly lab sessions, tracks progress of approximately 30 students throughout the semester.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2010
 

Forward Design Office, Intern

Organize and create construction documents, coordinate appliance and finish schedules, assists with design and model making (physical and 3D), render images for firm website, research building codes, construction codes, construction and interior products, assists with new intern training.

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
 

Studio Shift, Intern

Assist with design and model making (physical and 3D), translate (English to Chinese) submission for the Taiwan Disease Control Center competition.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), BArch, Architecture

BArch major with a Communication Design minor.
GPA: 3.85 Magna Cum Laude

Aug 2006 - May 2011
 

Awards 

USC Global Scholar, Award

Awarded to eight students from the graduating class at USC. The prize recipients were chosen from all majors, considering their overseas experience and contributions to the global community.

2011
 

Best Thesis Award, 1st Place

Awarded to three students from the graduating class each year at USC. The recipients were chosen based on the quality of their thesis projects.

2011
 

AIA Silver Medal, 2nd Place

Awarded to the second highest GPA within the graduating class.

2011
 

Best Project Award, 1st Place

Project was designed with a partner from the University of Malaya. Together, we designed a school for rural village in Thailand. The design was chosen from a collection of about twenty projects and will be built in the near future.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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