Jie Shao

Jie Shao

Los Angeles, CA, US

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As an aspiring architect, I have been greatly influenced by my favorite architecture studio, SANAA, and its unique approach to design. Throughout my career, I have focused on natural urbanism, which involves creating urban spaces that support and enhance the natural environment while promoting diversity. This approach stands in contrast to traditional methods of urban planning that prioritize economic development over environmental sustainability. One of my greatest strengths as an architect is my ability to create curvilinear designs that reflect the organic shapes found in nature. However, I also understand the importance of designing structures that are both feasible and cost-effective to build.



Gianni Ranaulo Design, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Designer

• concentural design
• layout diagram drawing

Aug 2023 - current

The Palace Musem, Beijing, CN, Design Assistant

• Participated in the restoration experiment on the paste papers of the roofs and walls of the third courtyard’s Yanghe House in Qianlong Garden with the traditional pasting decoration method.
• Wrote a report regarding the traditional pasting technique’s application in modern world
• Prepared operation drawings about all processes of the pasting craft by the graphic language of architecture

May 2021 - Sep 2021

Translator, Archdaily, Online, Translator

• Translated English architectural articles into Chinese with 13,000 words in total

Mar 2020 - Jul 2020

Design Assistant, Rong Hai Chuan Urban&rRural Planning and Design Co., Ltd., Kunming, CN, Design Assistant

• During my internship, I was responsible for multiple phases of work, including preparing proposals and presentations on land use plans, hotel layout drawings, and rendering.
• I worked closely with a team that aimed to utilize sustainable local materials such as rammed soil, wood, and bamboo, to create better living environments with design technology.

Oct 2019 - Jan 2020


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, Masters, MSAUD

Jan 2023 - Jun 2023

Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - Jun 2022

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