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Yan Zhang

Yan Zhang

Houston, TX, US

 

About 

SUMMARY
• LEED GA certified Intern Architect with three years of industry experience in design and drafting
• Sound knowledge in residential and commercial architectural design and rehabilitation structural analysis
• Ability to work on multiple tasks under work pressure and deadlines
• Strong organizational, communication and writing skills, confident in client interface and comfortable with both group and independent working environment
• Proficient in Photoshop, AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3DMAX, Revit, Illustrator, InDesign, STAAD PRO
• Familiar with design manuals like IBC 2009, ADA, API, ASTM, ICC and ANSI

EDUCATION
University of Houston                                                                                                                 December 2011                                               
Master of Architecture, GPA 3.20/4.0
Tongii University                                                                                                                                      Jun 2009
Bachelor of Art in Interior Design, GPA 4.06/5

EXPERIENCE
Architect - Madero Engineers and Architects                                                            January 2012 - Present
• Perform 3D modeling work, structural analysis, and calculation for rehabilitation of buildings,  pipelines, wastewater systems, tank and manhole structures using STAAD PRO and CAD packets
• Responsible for preparing presentation drawings and models, developing designs, technical solution, and composing reports  throughout different phases of projects
• Participated in value client meetings and  training programs like OSHA safety
Estimator - Memorial Building Supply (Part time)                                                     October 2011 - Present
• Responsible for scheduling and quantifying project material and coordinating with clients in installing housing equipment and furniture
• Research vendors’ literature and specifications for conformance and design intent of interior and exterior documents
Residential Designer - Private Client (Part time)                                                  November 2011 - Present
• Developed new building design concepts and provided clients architecture, interior and detail drawings, 3D model utilizing computer-aid drafting design applications
• Coordinated closely with clients to develop the best fit package for their personal need and convenience
• Provided consulting service in existing structure rehabilitation
Building Project Assistant - University of Houston                                    January 2010 - December 2011
Department of Facilities, Planning & Construction Services
• Designed and developed detailed AutoCAD as-built plans and scale drawings from observations, measurements, sketches and specifications for exhibition and museum buildings
• Created electronic layouts, charts, detailed scale drawings, material and equipment, contacted clients and reviewed final architectural and structural drawings
• Developed construction drawings and assisted project manager in managing projects
• Gained training about presentations, building code, construction process and project management
Research Assistant – Tongii University                                                                February 2009 - May 2009
Department of Urban Planning
• Assisted professor in research and writing technical reports on Shanghai city urban development
• Performed data collection in demographic, transportation, and urban landscape characters, predicted the development of the city in near future and developed sustainable design concepts
Tutor - Private Client                                                                                    September 2005 - February 2008
• Natural Science Subjects and English
• Developed ability to communicate and interact efficiently with many people with different backgrounds
• Lead a class of 5 young and teenager students and  educated them in natural science subjects
• Organized schedule, teaching material and outdoor activities for groups


AWARDS
• Gerald D. Hines Scholarship -  University of Houston (2009,2010)                                                                                                                                                         
• The 2nd prize of Excellent Graduate (top 10% in the department) - Tongii University (2009)
• The 1st prize of Excellent Student (top 5% in the department) - Tongii University  (2006, 2008)
• The 3rd prize of Excellent Student (top 15% in the department) - Tongii University (2007)


ACTIVITIES
• Volunteer Guide, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China                                               June-July 2008
• Member of American Institute of Architects                                                            August/2012-Present

Employment 

Madero Engineers and Architects, Houston, TX, US, Architect

• Create 3D models and Performed Structural Analysis for rehabilitation of building, pipeline, wastewater system, tank and manhole structures using STAAD PRO and CAD packets
• Structural calculation for rehabilitation of building, pipeline, wastewater system, tank and manhole structures
• Composed, reviewed project reports and delivered presentations related to structural rehabilitation and strength analysis
• Direct interface with clients in projects, and well trained about OSHA safety program

Jan 2012 - current
 

Department of Facilities, Planning & Construction Sevices, Houston, TX, US, Building Project Assistant

• Designed and developed detailed AutoCAD as-built plans and scale drawings from observation, measurements, sketches and specifications for on campus buildings
• Created electronic layouts, charts, detailed scale drawings, material and equipment, contacted clients and reviewed final architectural and structural drawings
• Developed construction drawings and assisted project manager in managing projects
• Gained training about presentation, building code, construction process and project management

Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
 

Education 

University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
 

Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2005 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Gerald D. Hines Scholarship, 1st Place

2010
 

Excellent Graduate, 2nd Place

2009
 

Gerald D. Hines Scholarship, 1st Place

2009
 

Excellent Student, 1st Place

2008
 

Excellent Student, 2nd Place

2007
 

Excellent Student, 1st Place

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 



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