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Da Eun Lee

Da Eun Lee

Ann Arbor, MI, US

 
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About 

I just accomplished my Master of Architecture degree in May 2020. Having the degree earned from the University of Michigan, I had been educated for architectural design and drawing while obtaining expertise and knowledge of the field. Through the program, I could train my eyes for detail and a keen sense of modern and green aesthetics. Also, during school my passion and interest allowed me to develop a wide range of skills dealing with various interdisciplinary design tools including ArcGIS, Unity, and Python.

My work experience includes long-term internships at PDI Global LLC, Junya Ishigami, and Neo Engineering and a short-term externship at bKL Architecture LLC. There, I was given the responsibility for completing professional site visits, producing detailed drawings and sketches, and developing design strategies.

I am adept at working under pressure and can function well in a team environment.  Also, I’m proficient in the use of AutoCAD suites, and I used Autodesk Revit for some of my work in internships. I have verbal and nonverbal communication skills, with fluency in English, Korean - which is my first language -, and intermediate-level Japanese.

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Employment 

Junya Ishigami, Tokyo, JP, Intern Architect

- Three-month internship in an architecture studio in Tokyo, Japan
- Participated in the design process and served design ideas for a few projects
- Participated in case studies and research to provide new ideas
- Group work with other interns to help through the whole process for two projects with design ideas, drawings, and physical models

May 2018 - Aug 2018
 

bKL Architecture LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect

- Short internship in a medium-sized firm in Chicago
- Participated in the design process and served design ideas for a few projects
- Joined and watched big meetings with other firms in diverse other fields to see
the process of the projects
- Visit the construction site with the firm’s inspectors to see and learn how it works

Feb 2018 - Mar 2018
 

Neo Engineering, Ann Arbor, Intern Architect

- Helped draw plans and visual materials for a small engineering firm in Seoul
- As an in-house architect communicated with the architectural firm, the interior design firm, and the engineering firm and engaged in the design process.
- Participated in case studies and research for future projects and attended meetings
- Worked on architectural drawings for constructing a firm’s facility

May 2017 - Sep 2017
 

PDI Global LLC, Minneapolis, MN, US, Intern Architect

- Participated in case studies, produced detailed drawings, and prepared for presentations, and designed graphic work for a small architectural firm in Minneapolis

Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
 

Education 

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

Having earned my Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, I had been educated for architectural design and drawing while obtaining expertise and knowledge of the field. Through the program, I could train my eyes for detail and a keen sense of modern and green aesthetics. Also, during school my passion and interest allowed me to develop a wide range of skills dealing with the software used in the field including ArcGIS, Unity, and Python.

In the thesis year, with the theme of “Civic Futures,” the studio premised on the idea that humans build tools (including buildings and public spaces) to help them live together. As a studio, we took a look at technology which has accelerated and yet also holds great potential for rethinking many of the assumptions of the 20th century. I was challenged to design an “institution” operating at a neighborhood scale and providing public benefits of the design, set in a timeline that is explicitly 5-15 years from today.

Through the research, my project was driven to designing a mobility park in Seattle that helps autonomous vehicle fleets in the city be maintained. While interacting with surrounding conditions of the neighborhood, this project accommodates human use and AV maintenance in one space, demonstrating the possibility of bringing AVs into the city in a way that’s positive for mobility and urban needs alike.

Aug 2016 - May 2020
 

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