Shengji Tan

Shengji Tan

South Pasadena, CA, US

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With a fortunate exposure to architectural practices in my 16 years of professional experience, I have worked on various types of building projects in different phases. I enjoy technical design and believe an appropriate balance between aesthetics, technology, functionality, and collaboration will lead to great project success and team satisfaction.


NAC Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate

As a team leader: I Led a team of five junior architects to complete an international K12 new campus project from SD to DD under a demanding deadline.
As a Project Manager: Communicate with international clients, prepare milestone presentations and daily work plans, guide the design and control the quality. Participate in the negotiation of contracts and collection of payments. Remotely control the CA work and ensure the project’s high degree of completion. Prepare Marketing material for the international market.

Project Architect: Participate in the early conceptual design of the local higher education project, prepare the bridging document of two local design-build projects, and the construction drawings.

Project Architect: Participate in the early conceptual design of the local higher education project, prepare the bridging document of two local design-build projects, and the construction drawings.

Jun 2020 - current

CallisonRTKL, Los Angeles, CA, US, Sen

As an associate architect, assisted vice-president to lead four architects in the conceptual, schematic, and design development phases. In my daily work, I am responsible for preparing presentations, communicating with clients, coordinating consultants, sorting and analyzing input information, formulating the project workflow, decomposing and arranging tasks for team members, controlling the design quality, and completing the design according to the schedule.
As lead architect, I designed 10 international projects as a key architect, including a mix use project with a 300-meter super high-rise building. Through the skillful coordination of architecture, structure, and MEP, the average utilization rate of the building has reached 75% in a complex massing with rotating and shrinking.

Jul 2017 - Jun 2020

Architecture Design Institute of Guangdong Overseas Group, Guangzhou, CN, Design Studio Director

Program Leader: Supervisor 6 projects from Conceptional design to Consturciton Assitantce, Coordinating with customers, internal stakeholders, and consultants, and incorporating their input into project designs.
Key Project Leader: Led a team of 8 architects and won 5 completions of large-
scale public buildings.
Revenue Contributor: Obtained a design revenue of more than $ 8.5 million vs.
the target of $2 million.

Jun 2015 - Jul 2017

Architecture Design and Research Institute of SCUT, Guangzhou, CN, Senior Architect

Supervised a team of 3 Architects and Interns.
Met with clients to better understand their needs and requirements.
Conducted analyses and created conceptual and schematic designs.
Supervised the implementation of multiple projects and ensured the projects were in accordance with the concept and design.
Collated information regarding design, specifications, material, and equipment and cost estimates and presented to clients and authorities.
Overseeing that all necessary testing is completed and subsequent information is reported.

Aug 2008 - Jul 2017

He, Jing-tang academician Studio in Architectural Design and Research Institute of SCUT, Guangzhou, CN, Junior Architect

Researched, planned, designed, and administered building projects.
Prepared physical models, digital models, and drawings for presentation.
Prepared Design Development and construction drawings.
Participate in all project phases from design to construction completion.

Jul 2005 - Jul 2008

Research and Development department of R&F real estate, Guangzhou, CN, Intern

Prepare schematic design, drawings, and diagrams for presentation
Build digital models
Process model materials assembled Physical models

Aug 2004 - Aug 2005


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

I had an in-depth theory of the building environment study, and learned how to use the plug-ins of grasshoppers such as Ladybug, Honeybee, Butterfly, etc. to simulate and analyze the performance of the design in the early phase, and put forward the optimized scheme for building orientation, massing, glazing rate, and other aspects in the aspects of daylighting, energy consumption, human comfort, etc.

Jul 2016 - Jun 2017

South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, CN, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2000 - Jun 2008


1st Prize of 2015 National Excellent Project Award (PRC), 1st Place


2nd prize of 2013 National Excellent Education Project Award (PRC), 1st Place


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