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Yang-Yu Huang

Yang-Yu Huang

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Huang is a passionate architect and urban designer.

Huang was originally from Taipei City, Taiwan. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in Tamkang University which is Top 3 Architecture School in Taiwan. After one year military service and six months work experience in TKuang Design, Taiwan. He continued his study in Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan and received Master of Urban Design degree in Summer 2012.

In graduate school, he worked in groups on different design practices and further studied Sustainable Planning, TOD (Transit Oriented Development), Mixed-use, and New Urbanism. During the externship in SOM Chicago office, he was an urban designer. Meanwhile, Huang collaborated with Dr. Roy Strickland, the director of Urban Design program to implement the program's annual project: Manhattan 2111.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

University of Michigan, New York, NY, US, Research Assistant

• Collecting and organizing materials for course book: Architecture and Urbanism in Film
• Developing Website: Re. Urban Design
• Producing representations for urban design publication “A Bold Concept for Post-Sandy Manhattan” at The Atlantic Cities

Nov 2012 - current
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graduate Assistant

• Implemented materials collection stage of the MUD annual book publication and exhibition in New York City as a research assistant to Dr. Roy Strickland, the Director of Urban Design Program
• Collaborated with Dr. Roy Strickland to develop and design MUD annual project: Manhattan 2111
• Coordinated efforts to harmonize representations of MUD annual project: Manhattan 2111

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Sustainable Strategy Researcher, Extern

• Researched sustainable strategies in environmental considerations for future urban design projects
• Initiated research project: The 21st Century City, Case Study of Green Infrastructure
• Led weekly meetings to discuss research results of the Urban Planning Group

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
 

TKUANG DESIGN, Taipei, TW, Junior Architectural and Interior Designer

• Designed, built and implemented two interior design projects for residential use
• Led architecture detail designs for series of residential projects in New Taipei City
• Communicated with clients, consultants, and project associates for design development, cost feasibility, and marketing purposes

Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
 

Tamkang University, New Taipei City, TW, Research Assistant

• Assisted Professor Chun-Hsiung Wang in academic publication: Rustic and Poetic – An Emerging Generation of Architecture in Postwar Taiwan

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
 

HCF Architects, Taipei, TW, Junior Architect, Intern

• Participated in the awarded architecture design project, “Reconstruction of Taipei Catholic Church,” to draft concept and representations

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Urban Design

Emphasis in New Urbanism and Sustainable Urbanism.

Participant, Manhattan 2111 Exhibition, Urban Design Program, TCAUP.

Recipient, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Assistantship.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
 

Tamkang University, New Taipei City, TW, BArch, Architecture

Recipient, Young Talented Architecture Design Award (Top 10 of over 500 theses).

Participant, 40th Graduation Exhibition, Dept. of Architecture, Tamkang University.

Winner, EA4 Annual Exhibition of Dept. of Architecture, Tamkang University.

Jul 2003 - Apr 2008
 

Awards 

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Assistantship, Award

2012
 

Young Talented Architecture Design Award, Award

2008
 

EA4 Annual Exhibition of Dept. of Architecture, Tamkang University, Award

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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