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Sijie Chen

Sijie Chen

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Master of Architecture degree, Sijie Chen has two years of professional experience both in New York and Beijing, during which she participated in theoretical, transportation, institutional and residential projects. 
Working with diverse medias including digital print, video, drawing and writing, her work emphasizes comprehension of the doubled condition in contemporary society, oscillating the dichotomy of inner and outer, surface and substance, subject and object, digging for love and intuition and poetic imagination in architectural creation.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

Aug 2015 - current
 

Edward I Mills and Associates, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Survey and prepare as built drawings for commercial and residential projects;
Prepare NYC department drawing sets for residential and commercial projects;
Research and implementation of NYC Building Codes, ADA compliance;
Detail and develop residential and commercial projects from conceptual design to schematic design

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
 

Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Construction administration experience in a 74,000 SF school in NYC. Tasks include review shop drawings and submittals; attend field meetings and site visits to assist solving issues occurred in construction phase; coordination with consultants and contractor;
Develop proposals and marketing piece for company portfolio and website

Jul 2014 - Feb 2015
 

Messana O’Rorke Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Submit competition entry for PKO Bank Renovation in Warsaw. Tasks include conceptual design, model making, drawings production, rendering and diagrams

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

Assist and complete the concept design for a 667,000 SF institutional project in Hebei, China
Tasks include physical and digital model making, drawings production in AutoCAD, diagrams and coordination of drawing set

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

Assist and complete the concept design for a 50,000 SF transportation project in Shanxi, China Develop and detail construction documents for 350,000 SF residential project in Yinchuan, China;
Tasks include physical and digital model making, drawings production in AutoCAD, diagrams and coordination of drawing set

Jun 2010 - Feb 2011
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
 

Brown University, Providence, RI, US, Modern Culture and Media

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
 

Zhengzhou University, zhengzhou, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
 

Awards 

RISD Graduate Fellowships, Scholarship

Awarded by the Financial Aid office in conjunction with the student's academic department. Awarded 2011

2014
 

RISD Graduate Assistantships, Scholarship

Awarded through each graduate program and assigned by program director. Award 2012, 2013

2014
 

Honorable Scholarship, Scholarship

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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