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Steven Sze

Steven Sze

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

My name is Steven Sze and I am currently a Senior Designer at Richard Meier and Partners.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in Studio Art (Photography) from The Ohio State University in 2009 and my Master of Architecture from Parsons The New School for Design in 2011 where I participated in the school’s design build project.

Since graduating, I have been working at Richard Meier & Partners where I have spent time in both the Model Shop and the Design Studio. Being part of both has allowed me to develop the rigor and meticulous attention to detail that the firm pursues in every project. In the design studio, I have primarily worked on high-end residential buildings. One of note is the Yang-Ma Condominium Tower, where I was involved from concept design all the way to construction administration. My major responsibilities, beyond 2D/3D design work, involved putting together the façade package for the entire building, visual mock-up, and performance mock-up, reviewing shop drawings from our contractors, and traveling to Taiwan for coordination meetings and site inspections. Having worked on this project from beginning to end has allowed me to design in a manner that is conceptually rich yet still feasible and practical.


Employment 

Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Projects: Engel & Völkers Headquarters (2012), The Surf Club (2012-13), Xin-Yi Residential Tower (2013-14), Miami Center (2014-2015), Oaks Prague Villas (2015), Yang-Ma Residential Tower (2015-2018), The Summer Houses (2018-Present)

Involvement in all stages of the design process (Competition, Preliminary Design. Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration)

2D and 3D Drafting of plan, elevations, sections, and details

Rendering for design studies and presentation purposes

Coordination with consultants (façade, structural, MEP, interior designer, landscape architects)

Nov 2012 - current
 

Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP, New York, NY, US, Model Shop

Physical fabrication of study and presentation models

Nov 2011 - Nov 2012
 

The New School, 2010 Design Workshop Team Member

In 2010, The Parsons Design workshop was commissioned to transform a derelict field house into a usable community space by the New York City Parks Department. As a design build, I was involved in everything from the design process to the fabrication of components. Specific responsibilities I had during this project were:

Digitally modeling project for rendering purposes
Drafting of construction documents
Photographing and documented site, physical models, and construction process
Fabrication of project components

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

The New School, MArch, Master of Architecture

After receiving my Bachelors of Science in Architecture at The Ohio State Univeristy, I was enrolled in the 2nd year of the 3 year program at Parsons The New School for Design. There I participated in the 2010 Design Workshop, traveled to Shanghai for a studio project, completed my Albany based thesis project, and received my Master of Architecture.

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

The Ohio State University, Bachelors, Bachelors of Science in Architecure

While at the Ohio State University, I was in the Architecture Scholars Program, participated in the 2006 London Study Abroad Trip, the 2008 Italy Study Abroad Program. After 4 years I recieved my Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Minor in Studio Art (Photography).

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
 

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