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Sonia Yuan

Sonia Yuan

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I'm currently freelancing as an architectural designer and product UX/UI designer. 

Employment 

Richard Bloch Architect, New York City, Junior Architect

• architectural designer involved in creating a complete set of drawings from schematic design, working drawings, design development, to construction drawings
• conducting job site visits during construction administration—documenting progress, resolving issues, and responding to RFIs
• coordinating with client, general contractor, engineers, kitchen equipment designer, lighting designer, and other trades such as HVAC, electric, plumbing, and millwork
• 3D modeling
• conducting material finishes and specifications research and vendor communication

May 2019 - Mar 2020
 

tilr, New York City, UX Designer

• lead designer building full features on the company's marketplace and enterprise job platform products for both web and mobile
• researching, story-writing, conceptualizing, wireframing, illustrating, prototyping
• working with project/product managers, developers, and other designers to problem-solve, achieve business goals, and enhance user experience

Feb 2018 - Mar 2019
 

MJ Architecture, Toronto, Intern Architect, OAA

• architectural designer involved in all aspects of residential and commercial projects in the office
• conceptual & schematic design, design development, working drawings, millwork details, interior elevations, 3D modelling, rendering, materials research & selection, cost analysis, contractor & client communications
• working with principal and associate architects to design, iterate, and develop small-scale projects that adhere to local zoning by-laws and the Ontario Building Code

May 2017 - Nov 2017
 

CGL Architects, Toronto, Intern Architect, OAA

• architectural designer involved in residential and large commercial projects, with a focus on casinos, racetracks, and mixed-use developments
• conceptual & schematic design, design development, working drawings, interior elevations, 3D modelling, rendering, materials research & selection, signage & wayfinding, client communications
• working with principal and project architects to design, iterate, and develop small and large-scale projects

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
 

Urban Strategies Inc., Toronto, Urban Design Intern

• worked on various urban regeneration projects with urban designers and planners, developing framework proposals, diagrams, masterplans, and 3D models

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
 

CGL Architects, Toronto, Architectural Intern

Feb 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Zeidler Partnership Architects, Beijing, Architectural Intern

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

FORREC Ltd, Toronto, Architectural Intern

Jun 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Atelier PRO Architects, The Hague, Architectural Intern

Sep 2009 - Dec 2009
 

MGA Architecture, Honolulu, Architectural Intern

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009
 

HLW, New York City, Architectural Intern

Jan 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

University of Waterloo, Cambridge / School of Architecture, MArch, Architecture

Jan 2014 - May 2016
 

University of Waterloo, Cambridge / School of Architecture, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Aug 2013
 

Awards 

Featured Food Cart Designer for The Stop’s Night Market, Other

The Bullcycle Club — a food cart made almost entirely out of bicycles for The Stop’s Night Market, a fundraising event for The Stop Community Food Centre.

2014
 

The Stop’s Night Market Food Cart Design — “Most Creative” Award, Honorable Mention

The Bullcycle Club — a food cart made almost entirely out of bicycles for The Stop’s Night Market, a fundraising event for The Stop Community Food Centre.

2014
 

Featured Designer in Coolearth Storefront Gallery, Other

Transplanting the Sun — the conceptual design of a new subway entrance using lenses and fibre optic cables to capture and redirect sunlight into underground metro stations in Toronto.

2014
 

thinkToronto Competition Finalist, 3rd Place

Transplanting the Sun — a submission to Spacing Magazine’s thinkToronto urban design competition, which was published as a finalist along with an article spread. The design proposes a new subway entrance using lenses and fibre optic cables to capture and redirect sunlight into underground metro stations in Toronto.

2008
 

VP of Production Award, 1st Place

Received the Vice President of Production Award at BAM, in competition with other Junior Achievement company VP's all over southern Ontario.

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

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