Samuel Xia

Samuel Xia

Irvine, CA, US

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I have an overall understanding of commercial projects. As a Production Staff at LeeSak, I worked on commercial projects including hotels, resort villas, restaurants, and warehouses, and had comprehensive project experience from Concept Design to Construction Document phase. I also helped our BIM Manager on standard details and previous project documentations. 

I'm a good visualization designer. I independently completed on perspective renderings for Kadena Air Force Visiting Quarter when I worked at LeeSak Architects. My rendering skill was highly recognized by my coworkers and boss who decided to publish my rendering work on the company website.

I'm an experienced communicator. As a Design Associate at Lupine Properties, I am independently responsible for several projects from site measurements all the way to get Building Permits. I not only drafted architectural construction drawing set, but also coordinated with our marketing team, Building Department of local cities, and engineering consultants. 

The following points highlight my skill sets and past work experience:
 9+ years of design, make and build experience through an accredited school and professional work experience
 8+ years’ proficient experience with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suites
 7+ years’ experience with hand sketching, digital rendering, and modeling
 4+ years’ experience with drafting and construction drawings
 4+ year experience of collaborative working with clients, consultants, and design team
Self-driven, Detail-Oriented work attitude
Able to work collaboratively and communicate well in a team environment
Able to understand project goals and deliver completed work in the time manner


Lee & Sakahara Architects Inc, Irvine, CA, US, Production Staff

Air Force Base Visiting Quarter
- Assisted Design Director with color studies on elevations and floor
- Independently worked on perspective and elevation renderings;
- Assisted project managers with construction drawings;
- helped the BIM Manager on standard details and previous project documentations;

ASIANA Park View Resort
- Participate in the Revit model making of site, 4-Star hotel, villas and floating restaurant
- Independently worked on elevation renderings for 4-Star hotel, villas, and floating restaurant;

Dubai 2020 EXPO Afghanistan Pavillion Competition
- Independently worked on the Revit model, rendering, and conceptual design package and helped Direct Designer on the building design.

Other projects
- Marriott Springhill Suites at Chula Vista, Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
at Key West, Holiday Inn Hotel at Culver City.

Jan 2018 - Jul 2020

Lupine Properties, Eugene, Design Associate

Public Charter School
- Site visit and interior space measurement.
- Assisted architect with code analysis
- Assisted architect with CD packages using Revit and AutoCAD, CUP
submittals and plan check submittals

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

Robertson Sherwood Architects, Internship

Pleasant Hill School District Project
- Assisted architects with construction site inspection;
- Attended OAC meetings at Pleasant Hill School
Other Jobs
- Used Revit and AutoCAD to draw floor plans and elevations;
- Surveyed building for future renovation

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Advanced Study Cluster of Architectural Theory and History

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017

Areas of Specialization