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Wei-Che Chiang

Wei-Che Chiang

Saint Paul, MN, US

 
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About 

Wei-Che Chiang has a Master's degree in architecture from the University of Illinois with a background in civil engineering and is currently working at PDI Design Group as an Architectural Designer. Wei-Che views practical functions, spatial experience, and architectural constructability as the foundations of his designs because they are easily comprehensible to the general public. He also integrates his designs with collective memories, site conditions, and sustainable features. In addition, he is passionate about graphic design also. He would put initial realistic renderings into a post-rendering process to create postmodern stylish images, seeking another possibility of special experience. 

Employment 

PDI Design Group, Saint Paul, MN, US, Architectural Designer

- Developed details based on rough ideas from Project Manager, such as space, forms, facade design, site, and urban planning
- Prepared both physical and digital model with renderings for presentation via AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit and Lumion
- Produced construction documents in accordance with local building codes and real estate

Aug 2019 - current
 

Tourism and Travel Bureau, Taichung City Government, Taichung, TW, Graphic Designer

- Created maps and graphic works in Photoshop related to tourism needed for the tourism guide book and map of bicycle paths.
- Spoke to 500+ citizens regarding tourism information, including maps, hotels, attractions and specific events

Oct 2014 - Nov 2015
 

Center of Quality Assurance for Civil Material, NCU, Taoyüan, TW, Testing Assistant

- Tested stress resistance of 3+ asphalt materials a week for general contractors in accordance with code ASTM D1075
- Assisted 8+ college students per week with Multi-speed Automatic Compression Tester as part of their lab experiment

Jan 2013 - May 2014
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Master of Architectural and Building Sciences

Aug 2016 - May 2019
 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Introduction to Architecture Studio

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
 

National Central University, Taoyüan, TW, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
 

Awards 

Timber in The city: urban habitat competition, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 3rd Place

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce TIMBER IN THE CITY 3: Urban Habitats Competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), ACSA and the School of Constructed Environments (SCE) at Parsons School of Design. The program is intended to engage students, working individually or in teams, to imagine the transformation of our existing cities through sustainable buildings from renewable resources, offering expedient affordable construction, innovating with new and traditional wooden materials, and designing healthy living and working environments. This is the third competition in this TIMBER IN THE CITY series, and focuses this year on the interrelationship between housing, healthy, early childhood education and climate change.

2019
 

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