Huiying Tan

Huiying Tan

New York, NY, US

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I define myself as a passionate and driven young architectural professional dedicated to designing spaces that enrich the lives of people and inspire future generations. With a firm belief that architecture is a powerful medium for societal change, I strive to create innovative and sustainable designs that address the needs of communities while fostering connection and well-being. Eager to collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders to bring visionary architectural concepts to life, I am committed to shaping a built environment that reflects our values, values inclusivity, and leaves a positive legacy for generations to come.


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, Academic Tutor

• Assisted faculty in teaching a Media course for a class with 25+ peer graduate students.
• Introduced and provided skill development help in digital software tools, such as AutoCAD, Rhino, V-ray Rendering, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Jan 2023 - May 2023

Basic Group/PCM Architects PLLC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

• Experienced in small-mid sized residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects
• Participated in schematic design, design development, and construction documents phases.
• Communicated with clients and proposed design concepts.
• Developed spatial layouts in compliance with ADA standards and fire safety regulations.
• Prepared construction documents coordinating with project managers including architecture, MEP, structure, and fire safety applications.
• Reviewed zoning code, building code, and all other relevant regulations to ensure governmental approval.
• Visualized design outcomes by using V-ray rendering.

Aug 2018 - Jul 2021

Scarano Architect PLLC., Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern

• Coordinate with project managers to draft and revise construction documents by Revit.
• Project record documentation.

Sep 2016 - Jul 2018

New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York, Academic Project Participant, U.S DOE Solar Decathlon 2015 @ Team DURA

• The DURA (Diverse, Urban, Resilient, and Adaptable) house is a sustainable modular housing design that aims to mitigate disaster damage. It placed 13th overall at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.
• Played a major role in the construction phase, and participated in the assembly process under the supervision of instructors.
• Worked on minor revisions to construction drawings.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York, Technical Assistant

• Help students with software programs, printing, and technical problems.

Nov 2012 - Aug 2013


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

• Selected for the 6-week study aboard program in Japan. Collaborated with local design studio FabCafe and faculties in Japan to develop cityscape thesis research documentation based on architectural sense and knowledge.
• Situated Technology Graduate Research Group.
• GPA: 3.92

Sep 2021 - current

New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Architectural Technology

Sep 2013 - Jan 2018


Metropolis Future 100 Class of 2024 Award, Award

Launched in 2021 by Metropolis, Future100 recognizes the top 100 graduating students from architecture and interior design programs in the United States and Canada and connects them with A&D firms across North America. This program is sponsored by Architecture and Design firms interested in recruiting a talented, diverse pool of candidates.


20th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence Student Showcase 2024, Award

The Student Showcase features student research and creative projects completed under the mentorship of UB faculty and is coordinated by the UB Experiential Learning Network (ELN).


Master of Architecture Design Excellence Award, Award

Awarded to students with outstanding studio work.


AIA Buffalo/WNY Student Design Award 2023, Nomination

Project nominated by school faculty and submitted. AIA Architecture Awards:
Student Project Award is established to enable professional membership
and celebrate excellence in studio design projects completed by students of Architecture in the AIA Buffalo/WNY Chapter area.


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