Xinyue Cao

Xinyue Cao

Los Angeles

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Meis Architects, Architectural Designer 2019.09 - Present

Gensler, San Diego, Architectural Intern, 2019.06 - 2019.09

Cecil Baker + Partners, Architectural Intern 2018.05 - 2018.08

China Architecture Design Group, Architectural Intern 2016.07 - 2016.10

University of Pennsylvania 2017.08-2018.12

Zhejiang University 2012.09-2017.06



MEIS Design Studio, Architectural Designer

-Staples Center Upgrade, arena renovation: Upper concourse floor finish & ceiling replacement, design by Rhino & Grasshopper, Revit model & drawing SD/DD/CD, field mapping for the existing condition, presentation file preparation in InDesign.
-Lincoln Financial Field Roof Study, stadium renovation: Roof /skylouge design, 3D model by Rhino, interior/aerial rendering, illustrative diagrams.
-Everton FC: Bramley - Moore Dock Stadium, stadium design: Enlarge plan drawings for the critical functional sector in Revit, including modeling finish plan/elevation / RCP / sectional 3D model.
-Foro Italico, rain cover/ facade design competition: Facade/ operable roof design options study in Rhino/ Grasshopper, section drawing in AutoCAD.
-Riviera Tennis Club, physical architectural model.
-Live Nation HCA Tinley Park, amphitheater back of house renovation: schematic design for rearrangement of the partition division, furniture choosing, drawing development.

Sep 2019 - current

Gensler, San Diego, Architectural Intern

-Del Mar Luxury Hotel, resort design: Facade material (Rammed earth) design and mock-up in Photoshop, 3D scheme design and modification in SketchUp, modify the plan in CAD, photo-realistic rendering in Enscape and Photoshop, presentation file preparation in InDesign.
-Cuyamaca and Grossmont College, campus design: Master plan modification in CAD and Illustrator.
-California State University, campus design: Rendering for student activity center in Enscape and Photoshop.
-Emergency Bridge Housing in San Diego, homeless shelter design: Intern Project, modular house.

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

University of Pennsylvania - PennDesign, Research Assistance

-Mobilizing Investment in America’s Transportation Infrastructure, executive summary: Built upon a studio at PennDesign in spring 2019, a graduate planning aims to address nearly every aspect of the national transportation investment, offering a comprehensive look at the infrastructure system the nation will need for decades to come. The report outlines the elements of a national transportation investment strategy for the United States, describes how successive mayors each advanced the vision while creating new funding streams to support transportation infrastructure investment, explores how these generation investments have shaped those cities and their metropolitan regions. It also includes a new proposal for Los Angeles Union Station to address the problems. The report final handed over to CM2.

Apr 2019 - Jun 2019

Cecil Baker + Partners, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

Pier 35.5, residential design: 3D context model for adjacent 3 blocks built in SketchUp, residential unit design and build in Revit, combine all the elements in Revit
-Nelson Building, high-rise residential design: Participated in the townhouse design in Revit, modify 3D design model in Revit, used laser range finder and tape did the conference room interior surveying and mapped in AutoCAD.
-JCHAI, campus activity central design: Modify 3D design model in Revit, master plan rendering in Photoshop and Illustrator
-Tioga Family, residential design: 3D context model built in SketchUp, master plan and floor plans rendering in Photoshop and Illustrator
-Penafort Place, residential design: Surveying and mapping for the existing 5-storey building
-1324 Walnut St, student dormitory design: Unit interior design in Revit, unit floor rendering, master plan and floor plans rendering in Photoshop and Illustrator

May 2018 - Aug 2018

China Architecture Design & Research Group, Los Angeles, Intern

-Beijing Institute of Technology Constructive-Detailed Plan: 3D Student Center& Music Hall Scheme Design, 3D school gate design in SketchUp, architectural scenes design in V-ray and Photoshop, produced the master plan CAD technical drawings in AutoCAD, prepared the presentation file in InDesign
-Campus Planning and Architecture Design of Boxing NO.1 Middle School: 3D main teaching building design in SketchUp, 3D planning design, program arrangement for the main teaching building in AutoCAD
-Beijing Fuchengmen Inner Street Architectural Facade Renovation: Historical street 3D modeling in SketchUp, facade design in SketchUp, facade rendering in Photoshop, communicate with clients and constructors about the design progress and construction problems, prepared the presentation file in InDesign
-Qingdao Technological University Constructive-Detailed Plan: Master plan design in SketchUp, master plan drawings in AutoCAD, circulation analysis in Photoshop and Illustrator

Jul 2016 - Oct 2016


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, MSAAD

-Master of Science in Design, with a concentration in Advanced Architectural Design | GPA: 3.68

Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CN, BArch, Architecture

-5 Year Bachelor of Architecture | GPA:3.6
-Study Aboard: University of York, United Kingdom | Exchange Program

Sep 2012 - Jun 2017

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