Michael Thao Chang is an uprising designer and artist, who recently graduated from the California College of the Arts with a Bachelors of Architecture in May of 2012.
Originally born and raised in Long Beach, California, throughout Michael's high school curriculum he found the passion for Architecture through an Architectural elective course. After taking AutoCAD courses in Junior College, a deeper passion for Architecture emerged.
During his 4 years at CCA, Michael was actively involved in his design curriculums, while obtaining a steady position as a Communications Marketing Assistant at the Communications department at CCA. As part of the Internship program at CCA, Michael has interned for Architecture for Humanity as a Volunteer Model Maker.
After having accomplished a longterm goal of graduating from Architecture School, Michael Chang currently resides in San Francisco, CA and continues to Aspire, Achieve, and Accomplish his goals and passion for Architecture.
J.T. Nakaoka Associates Architects, Los Angeles, CA, Junior Designer
- Assisting Project Managers and Colleagues with CAD Drafting in producing Construction Documents
- Prepare/produce drawings of existing conditions in CAD for Site Surveys
- Coordination with MEP and Structural Consultants and Clients: Uniqlo & Forever 21
Sally Swanson Architects, Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer
Working closely with the principal and project managers assisting with graphic presentations, marketing efforts, and creating construction documents.
Other responsibilities include the production of various reports Access Compliance Survey such as (ACS) reports, Transition Plan (TP) reports, ete. which includes associated tasks: field surveys, data collection, data entry, data quality control, production of barrier location plans, report compilation, etc.
Architecture For Humanity, San Francisco, CA, US, Model Maker Volunteer
Modeled school - École Baptiste Bon Berger, Pele, an ongoing project as part of the Haiti Rebuilding Center. Translate AutoCAD drawings and photos of buildings into 3D Models. Paying attention to details
of building elements.
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Communications Marketing Assistant
Archive (Magazine, Newpapers, Web Articles), Data Entry. Used google alerts to locate CCA mentions and faculty/student publications. Upkeep of a bibliography of references for the Board of Trustees.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Long Beach, CA, US, Customer Associate
Providing customers with excellent customer service. Gained valuable experience and developed business skills. Continously met and exceeded monthly goals.
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
CCA Jury Prize Spring 2011, Award