Samantha Lai

Samantha Lai

Vancouver, BC, CA

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  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills to work as team leader in self-made film projects
  • Creative and logical thinker through applying various tools and research techniques
  • Quick learner and able to work in a fast-paced environment, for example, internships
  • Proficient in software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino; both Microsoft and Mac operating systems (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Multilingual: English/Mandarin/Cantonese/Basic Japanese 

Volunteer Experience

Year-round Volunteer, VanCity Theater, Vancouver, BC

Nov. 2016 - Present

Interests and Hobbies

Music production, Media Lab/Sound Studio of Richmond

Dance, Dalhousie Dance Society (DalDance)

Travel, Working Holiday Participant, Taiwan (R.O.C)


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Intern

• Assisted different project teams in delivering various presentation materials through creating finished CAD detail drawings, perspective renderings (3D Max and Rhino), diagrams and booklets (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)

• Participated in the construction phase of a commercial project which required me to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and was complimented by supervisor for possessing positive work ethics

Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

Gensler, Hong Kong, HK, Intern

• Created 3D digital architectural site models using SketchUp

• Translated presentation documents between English and Chinese

• Assisted supervisor in creating presentation booklets using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

• Initiated and executed a new excel spreadsheet system to meet building area requirements and was complimented by supervisor for the dedication and commitment

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Bachelors, Environmental Design Studies

Co-operative Program; Major in Architecture

Sep 2013 - May 2015

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA, Bachelors, Commerce

Completed a number of physical geography, urban studies and design thinking courses which helped me transfer to the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University in 2013

Sep 2011 - Apr 2013

Areas of Specialization