Zhen Chen

Zhen Chen

Temple City, CA, US

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ECADI / East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd, Shanghai, CN, Architect Intern

Qingdao Civic center | Helped the team with concept development for client presentation. Sketched site plans and renderings for client presentations

ECADI Main Office front entrance renovation | Developed interior design concepts. Sketched construction drawings for the construction team. Developed renderings and conducted material analysis for presentations. Managed factory communication and product selection with the team

Aug 2018 - Oct 2018

Zvi Hecker Architect, Berlin-Malchow, DE, Design Intern

Torstraße Apartment | Worked on concept development for head architect. Sketched Facade design for client meeting prep and regulatory inspection

Veteranenstraße Apartment | Produced physical models and 3D models used for renderings and photos. Managed preparations for client meetings which include prints and PowerPoint presentations

Jul 2017 - Dec 2017


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master of Design, Sustainable Studies

June, 2021 Graduation

Sep 2019 - current

Southeast University -- School of Architecture, Nanjing, CN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - Jun 2019


Nanjing Government Scholarship for International Students | 2015-2018, Scholarship

Awarded to 2 students per class designation (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.) per year who reach SEU's strict ethical and humanitarian standards along with obtaining the top 10% GPA


Commendation for Community Center Design | Aug 2015, Award

Hosted by China Academy of Art this event’s goal was to communicate between top Architecture Departments of the country. 2 designs were selected from each grade of that year to represent Southeast University School of Architecture in Hangzhou, China.


Commendation for Bamboo Construct Design | Dec 2015, 3rd Place

Award for the Bamboo Construct Design in which students build a 1 to 1 model for bamboo farm in Shanxi, China


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