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Andrew Lai

Andrew Lai

Hong Kong, HK

 

About 

Recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Architecture, my work seeks to find lasting narratives that are responsive to the history and identity of places. I believe Architecture is built on problem-solving and that careful designs can enhance our ways of living.


Raised in Hong Kong, I find inspiration from a culturally diverse environment, and I aim to explore architectural design through various other disciplines such as interior design, graphic design, fashion, and media.

Through education and professional experiences, I hope to further expand my continued understanding of architecture's impact on various socio-economical and ecological climates around the world, and ultimately devote my knowledge for the betterment of society.

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Employment 

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Eugene, OR, US, Teaching Assistant

Assisted School of Architecture professors in the mentoring of introductory studio students. Responsibilities included providing guidance and critiques for student progress works, hand and digital media tutoring, foundational design concepts, and evaluations of finalized designs.

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
 

WCWP Int. Ltd., Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Intern

Assisted with projects ranging from schematic proposals of urban city planning to producing construction documents for housing towers. Assisted with studies of the development of public minor works and the idea of “Sense of Place”. Particular involvement in providing site analysis and sustainable strategies proposals for a newly proposed Hong Kong Jockey Club Parking structure.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Clifton Leung Design Workshop, Hong Kong, HK, Design Intern

Delivered construction drawings and assembled material palettes for various residential and commercial projects. Highly involved in the firm’s renovation of its local office, and proposed unique strategies to recycle existing materials as new components to a redefined modern work space.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

BRAND Associates. Ltd., Hong Kong, HK, Design Intern

Produced design development drawings for various residential and commercial projects. Assisted with preliminary spatial studies and measurements for new project sites. Coordinated with advisor on the evaluation of project schedules and produced concept presentations for client meetings.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

BRAND Associates. Ltd., Hong Kong, HK, Administrative Assistant

Assisted in producing preliminary design and design development Powerpoint presentations for client meetings. Recorded minutes for internal and external meetings and produced content copies for short-term and future reference.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
 

Brentwood College School, Victoria, BC, CA, High School, British Columbia High School Diploma

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills