Karno Widjaja

Karno Widjaja

Boston, MA, US


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My current interest involves pursuing building technologies and systems integration in architectural design. This entails the confluence of passive and active design strategies to foster a built environment that promotes health, wellness and productivity, culminating in the advocacy of the triple-bottom line approach to architectural practice; social, economic, and environmental sustainability.



Housing & Development Board (HDB) Building Research Institute (BRI), Singapore, SG, Architectural Intern

- Collaborated with Senior Architect in Design Development stage for Punggol Northshore Eco-district integrated neighborhood center

- Worked with Engineer in analyzing daylighting and CFD simulation results affecting design decisions for Punggol Northshore Eco-district

- Engaged with Architects and Technical Support Staff in improving BIM workflow processes using Revit as a platform

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio, TX, US, Architectural Intern

- Engaged with Associate Partner and Project Designer at all design stages for various Lake|Flato Porch House projects

- Collaborated with Partners, Associates and Project Designers in various stages for other Lake|Flato projects

- Contributed to preparation of presentation documentation for Arizona State University’s Student Health Services Building, 2014 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Award Winner

- Spearheaded introduction & implementation of Lumion rendering software as part of firm’s design process & production

- Collaborated in development of Integrated Design Charette brochure as part of firm’s commitment to sustainable design practices

Aug 2013 - Apr 2014

Urban Design Build Studio, Pittsburgh, Architectural Designer

- Involved from conceptual stage to production of Construction Documents for 60K Prototype House, Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity (August 2011 - May 2012)

- Design Development and Prototyping for Project_RE (August 2012 - May 2013)

Aug 2011 - May 2013

Wong Tung & Partners, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Intern

- Participated in Design Development and production of Construction Drawings for 14 residential towers ranging from 21 to 40 stories, Kunshan Shimao Butterfly Bay Phase 2, Kunshan, China

- Preparation of master layout plan for submission to Planning Department for residential development at Sha Ha & Lin Barn, New Territories, Hong Kong

- Conducted massing studies and elevation design of villa for residential development at Lot No. 419 Tai Tao Tsuen, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011

Look Architects, Singapore, SG, Architectural Intern

- Winner of design competition for Plot B - Student Housing and Sports Complex, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Participated in research and conceptual development

- Conceptualized and designed interior spatial wall for terraced house at 7 Ee Teow Leng Rd, Singapore

- Assisted in diagrams, Photoshop touch-up, CAD drawings and company publications

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

Teh Joo Heng Architects, Singapore, SG, Architectural Intern

- Involved in model making process and facade design studies for Addition & Alteration of existing office building, 137 Market St, Singapore

- Assisted in building study models for apartment building at Hertford Rd, Singapore

- Created new version of company website

May 2009 - Jul 2009


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master in Design Studies

Master in Design Studies, Energy & Environments Concentration

Aug 2014 - current

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, BArch

Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2013

Areas of Specialization 

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