Leimen Chong

Leimen Chong

Miami, FL, US




Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, Sustainability.
- A fully bilingual professional with excellent communication and writing skills achieved through extensive interaction with the public and leadership roles in college activities.
- Recognized for quality and speed in every project through persistence and a strong work ethic.



Zubillaga Design Inc., Key Biscayne, Florida, Project Manager

- Leader in the design and development of high end custom residential projects including additions and renovations, and also commercial projects, and interior design.

Feb 2013 - current

Simon Architectural Group, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Project Manager

- Experienced in the design of nationwide commercial tenant improvements in a range of business types from restaurants to retail clothing stores, offices and gymnasiums.
- Responsible for the design development of new franchises, implementing franchise criteria into a standardized set of C.D.

Feb 2012 - Feb 2013

The Rodtell Hospitalitiy Group Inc., Miami, Florida, Intern Architect

It is a prestigious and well known architectural and Interior Design firm that is recognized for its design excellence in Hotels and High End Condos.
- Construction plan production (Floor plans, elevations, sections, and details), and review of drawings.
- Accurately transferring information in numerical, written, sketched, or electronic format from
sources such as hand generated sketches and mark-ups, legal descriptions, survey data, aerial photographs, and computer files to final plans.
- Understanding of Architectural, Structural, and Electrical principles.
- Producing accurate, clean and aesthetically pleasing drawings.
- Resolving discrepancies by researching and analyzing information and office administration.
- Editing, maintaining, and updating the company’s website, and creating graphic designs for logos and ads.
- Meeting with clients, and perform verbal and visual presentations of projects ideas and materials.

Nov 2009 - Apr 2010

Gili-McGraw Architects L.L.P., Miami, Florida, Intern Architect

Is an A.I.A. award winning architectural firm committed to design excellence in a broad range of project types. Their commissions have ranged from Community Centers and Religious Facilities to both Public and Private Schools, and International Airport projects.
- Assisting in aspects of plan preparation such as information gathering, and quantity calculations.
- Construction documents production
- Review zoning drawings prior to submittal for compliance with public agencies and client requirements
- Interviewing with zoning/permitting personnel to obtain jurisdictional approval requirements
- Attending field site visits and provide site sketches for quality control
- Working closely with consultants and contractors
- Assisting with the development of RFPs, RFIs, Bids
- For new- build projects and existing site modification projects, commonly responsible for organizing from leasing and zoning audit through building permit issuance.

Oct 2004 - Oct 2008


Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL., BArch, Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Professional Degree

Sep 2005 - May 2009

Miami Dade College, Downtown Miami, FL., Associate in Arts Degree

Sep 2001 - May 2005


Aquatic International Magazine 2010 Award for Best Aquatic Facility to Gili-McGraw Architects, Award

- Collaborated in the award winning project of the Marian Krutulis Aquatic Facility, won the Aquatic International Magazine 2010 Award for the best University/ School Aquatics Facility


Winner for Vertical Yacht Design Competition (Design VIII), 1st Place

- Design and presentation of a Hotel Condo and Yacht Storage Complex for future development


AIA 2006 Design Award Honorable Mention to Gili-McGraw Architects, Honorable Mention

- Collaborated in the AIA award winning project of the New Media Center for Gulliver Schools


Winner for a Design Competition (Design IV), 1st Place

- Design of a human scale artifact that defined a space and it still serves its function today at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus


Areas of Specialization