Qi Liu

Qi Liu

Philadelphia, PA, US

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I have graduated in December 2019 from the University of Pennsylvania. I was an active and productive team-player in previous architectural design projects. As an individual, I am creative and detailed oriented with the ability to work long hours and produce superior work on time. 

I worked for GRO Architects as an intern this summer in New York and participated in several multi-family projects. I collaborated with team members in practical projects as well as got a working knowledge of building codes and Revit modeling skills form this experience. During my internship in AECOM, I participated in an urban village renovation project where I had experience conducting detailed research and designing public space focus on proposing new strategies to enrich citizen’s daily use.

I gained outstanding design and modeling skills designing parametric and futuristic forms and space in Penndesign. I learned new design approaches inspired from other fields and new physical modeling skills using a 3D printer and robotic arm besides laser cut here as well. I am proficient in many computer-aided tools, such as Adobe Creative Cloud Suites, Revit, Rhino, Maya, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, and SketchUp. I am also good at graphic representation such as rendering. I had experience collaborating with experts from various fields when I participated in the Solar Decathlon competition 2018 in China. The project won the first prize.


AECOM, Hong Kong, HK, Intern

Worked on the concepts and initial designs for the Shajing Old Town Renovation.
Participated in the field measurement and site research.
In charge of establishing the renovation principles of historical architecture considering their current status, cultural value, and economic benefits. Designed cultural centers at note spaces as well.

Aug 2019 - Aug 2019

GRO Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern

Contributed primarily to the Schematic Design phase of several Multi-family projects.
Developed the floor plans and unit plans that achieve high revenue, improve residential comfort as well as satisfy the building codes. Worked on Revit modeling and set plan, elevation, section and detail drawings in Revit.
Collaborated to design facades of five apartments in a historical street in a uniform, contemporary and cost-efficient style. Assisted in preparing project reports on the progress of the works.
Developed Planning Board Application documents based on the codes of Jersey City.
Developed a detailed digital model of the current historical buildings in Rhino.

May 2019 - Jul 2019

Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., LTD Zhongchuang studio, Guangzhou, CN, Intern

Participated in the renovation project renewing seven eight-story apartments. Construction started in 2018.
Created a digital model of the site based on the field measurement data and made an analysis of traffic problems, daylighting, Fire Prevention Code and etc. Worked on detailed construction drawings of elevations, sections, and plans.

Mar 2018 - May 2018

Atelier CNS, Guangzhou, CN, Intern

Designed, 3D modeled and created presentational interior renderings for the historical industrial building renovation.
Worked mostly with Rhino and Grasshopper, rendered with Vray and used the Adobe Creative Suite to create drawings.

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017

Architectural Design& Research Institute of SCUT, Guangzhou, CN, Intern

Investigated potential opportunities and prepared a site plan specifying various functionalities of different areas in the
resort village and some design principles to help the project create economic impact.

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

Jul 2018 - Dec 2019

South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jun 2018

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