Joanna Liu

Joanna Liu

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Architectural designer in Los Angeles/Idea focused/English and Mandarin Speaker


Swift Lee Office, Designer

• Planning and Building code research
• Concept and feasibility design
• All phase of design process – SD, DD, CD, Bidding, Specifications, Permitting, and Construction
• Material research
• Digital design and fabrication
• 2D and 3D design presentations

Sep 2019 - current

Roto Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Produce conceptual rendering for “Affinity Space”, a member club focused on learning though games.

Intensively on detail construction documents such as stairs, water proofing, wall section etc. for project “Channel 35 TV Station” phase 1.

Produce animation for project “Belmont Beach Aquatic Center” in Long beach

Meet with clients ,contractor,engineers for project “Brown Rice Thai”, and prepare drawings for permit.

Working on the master planning of SACOG Commercial Corridor 2019 with Michael

Feb 2019 - Sep 2019

Weestudio, Beijing, CN, Intern

Explore bamboo weaving technique for affordable,fast fabricated and temporary installation located in Olympic park in Beijing. The installation is designed to be built by three families to create a resting and playing space for children.

Aug 2016 - Sep 2016

Aedas, Los Angeles, trainee

Facade design in “Taichung national trade center”
Joined the competition of High rise Residential in Guiyang city, Guizhou province (taking charge of the master plan and underground parking design).

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Laser cut assistant

Work Study in sciarc magic box
Maintainess of laser cut machine and teaching students how to use laser cut.

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

Beijing CCI, Chongqing, CN, Architectural designer

Full time job
works under close supervision of the Design Team. Receives specific and detailed instructions regarding tasks and works independently on self-directed summer project. Performs work efforts in a timely and complete manner. Takes the initiative to either work out or research a work effort.

Details drawing in “Nanyuan Park” in Zunyi, Guizhou,China
Facade design in “Hejiang Entertainment Park” of Luzhou City in Sichuan
Got shortlisted in competition in “Luzhou airport toll”

Jul 2013 - May 2014


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, March.1

Jul 2015 - Sep 2018

Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST), Wuhan, CN, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jul 2013

Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, CN, Bachelors, Architectural Environment and Equipment Engineering

Sep 2009 - Jul 2013


Publish in 'On Ramp' 7, Other

Studio Project”Easy House”


Exhibited in Art Gallery “Hauser&Wirth in the LA Arts District, Other

Miniature model of thesis” Ugliness and Agonism”


Exhibited in Sciarc’18 spring show, Other

Studio Project”Easy House”


Exhibited in Sciarc’17 spring show, Other

Visual Study”Stacking Bricks and Pulling Prints”


Exhibited in Sciarc’17 spring show, Other

Applied study “Design Development”


Posted by @lace_jennywu in Instagram, Other

Studio Project “Exceptional Volumes”


Areas of Specialization