Erin Chen

Erin Chen

Houston, TX, US

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WXY Architecture + Urban Design, New York, NY, US, Architectural Assistant

•Delivered DD/CD/HPD/ULURP submission packages for a mid-rise multifamily affordable housing complex.
•Modeled BIM projects, drafted construction documents, organized sheet sets in Revit.
•Coordinated drawings with structural, MEP and accessibility consultants.
•Conceptualized a masterplan for the Erie Canal waterfront district in Rome, NY.
•Evaluated the existing urban and building conditions in the Penn Station district, and wrote a report to Empire Station Complex.
•Assisted design and representation in a pedestrian and cycling bridge competition through its bidding process.
•Developed Rhino model, drawings and renderings for Brooklyn-Queens Cycleway, a proposal article published in A+U magazine (2021.01).

Jul 2019 - Jul 2020

Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Shanghai, CN, Architectural Intern

•Delivered an 100% SD package for a 190,000 sf mixed-used headquarter.
•Conducted design studies on massing, plan organization, facade, building structure, and window details in SketchUp.
•Developed detailed plans, elevations, sections, diagrams and visualization in AutoCAD and Adobe Create Suite.
•Handcrafted 1:50 (6.5' X 6') foamcore model for client presentation.

May 2018 - Aug 2018

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), Shanghai, CN, Architectural Intern

•Delivered a 50% DD interior design package for a 56-story, mixed-use skyscraper.
•Drafted basement plans and RCPs, detailed drawings for lift cab, bench and reception desk in AutoCAD.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017


Rice University, Houston, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

•Innovate the knowledge and practice of architecture through advanced critical thinking, experimentation, and research.
•Explore the practice of architecture though the Preceptorship Program, a year-long supervised internship in an architectural firm that subsequently informs advanced research and design.
•Project innovative architectural practices and ideas through experimental research and design, synthesizing heterogeneous cultural and technical considerations into a coherent project.
•Integrate experience in architectural practice with experimental design projects through advanced building technologies, including material, structural, environmental, and mechanical systems.

Aug 2019 - current

Rice University, Houston, TX, US, Bachelors, Architecture

•Formulate architectural projects that integrate design skills with critical thinking, engaging broader theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues.
•Explore how technology, issues of the environment, and construction inform innovative design solutions.
•Strategize how the relationship of architectural concepts, communication and representation techniques, and construction technology can innovate practice.

Aug 2015 - May 2019


Ralph S. Herman Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded to 1 undergraduate student based on merit


Cum Laude, Award

Achieved cumulative GPA at top fifteen percentage of undergraduate students in Class of 2019.


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