Julie Chau

Julie Chau

Berkeley, CA, US





University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, UX and Graphic Designer

Oct 2013 - May 2014

Mae Fah Luang Foundation, Chiang Rai, Thailand, Communications Designer for Sustainable Development

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Fabrication Lab Assistant

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd. / Architecture At Large, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

• worked with creative director in research, design charrettes, modeling, and drafting for projects ranging from furniture design to retail layout
• assisted with project management: site surveys, vendor coordination, contractor relations, client correspondence

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

NY Arts Magazine, New York, NY, Graphic Design Intern

Jan 2012 - Mar 2012

Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates, Pantanal, Brazil, Construction & Field Intern

• manually leveled a site, laid a foundation, formed rebar and other building tasks
• worked on the construction of a school in the Transpantaneira, Brazil
• taught English to local children

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

Daniel Frisch Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Extern

• weeklong extern program: drafted on Vectorworks, created portfolio for townhouse renovation, construction site visits

Feb 2010 - Feb 2010

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Research Assistant in Urban Planning

• coded data on vacant Detroit properties, obtaining data for capstone course
• gathered information while attending community events

Sep 2008 - Apr 2009


University of California, Berkeley, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2014

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

International study: Sine Ngayene, Senegal; Transpantaneira, Brazil

Sep 2007 - May 2011


Adolfo Cruz Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship


Bakewell/Brown + Bakewell/Weihe Drawing Competition, 2nd Place


Henry Martens Fellowship, Scholarship


Saarinen Swanson Essay Competition, 1st Place

Students were invited to submit essays addressing contemporary critical discourse in design and/or urbanism. Winning essay "Defining Architecture, Discovering Possibility," addressed the discrepancies in architectural education (fantastical) and architectural practice (feasible) and implored the acknowledgement of both.


TCAUP Raoul Wallenberg Competition, Nomination

All seniors at Taubman College participate in the Wallenberg Studios. The studio culminates in a review by outside critics who select the best work.


MPowered 1000 Pitches, Nomination

Submitted "pitch" for revitalizing out of service homes in Detroit through self-sustaining built interventions that would act in a symbiotic manner.


Areas of Specialization 

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