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Alice Zhen

Alice Zhen

Boston, MA, US

 

About 

Rhode Island School of Design Graduate with Masters in Architecture. I enjoy spending my time painting, casting and cooking on my free time. I also can never turn down a good book with a box of chocolates!

Elsewhere:

Employment 

HMFH Architects Inc., Cambridge, MA, US, Intern

• Worked directly with one of the principles on several schematic designs for the 7 public schools for the town of Saugus, MA.
• Completed several RCQ for contractor prequalification on several projects around Boston.
• Helped out on construction drawings for Brookline Middle/ High School using Revit.
• Went on site every week to finish punch listing for Woodland Elementary School.
• Prepared presentation materials for clients and town meetings using Photoshop,
illustrator, and InDesign along with Revit.

May 2016 - Sep 2016
 

LAMOU, Providence, RI, US, Designer

• Worked with two architects to design 8 furniture line collections (Tables).
• Performed work using Photoshop, AutoCAD and Rhino to produced high-resolution
drawings and renderings.
• Designed various concepts and ideas in texture patterning and collages for each
collection on a time based deadline.
• Company is launching itself end of March 2016

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
 

Ann Clark Architects, Providence, RI, US, Intern

• Perform work on all phases (schematic, and construction) on an addition to a single family house in Winnetka Chicago.
• Completed a set of construction drawings for permitting.
• Worked directly with Client to design a house-able tree house for the Providence
Lumber Show, that was to be constructed by students around the Providence area.

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
 

Peter Quinn Architects, Cambridge, MA, Architectural Designer

• Work directly with clients to conceptualize material schemes and project marketing images.
• Perform work on all phases of various architectural projects including:
design development, presentation drawings and specifications, design review, and construction drawings submission.
• Research products to determine appropriate selection for projects.
• Use Sketch UP V-Ray and Photoshop to create color renderings, marketing brochures,
and magazine spreads for the company’s various projects.
• Visit project sites to make field measurements and neighborhood analysis. • Developed Peter Quinn Architect’s website using CSS and HTML.

Mar 2012 - Sep 2015
 

HSA Architects, Shenzhen, CN, Junior Designer

• Contributed to conceptual design of the Urban Master Planning of Hakka Project in Meizhou, China.
• Designed with AutoCAD and 3D Rhino modeling combined with various software programs for schematic design of Shenzhen Bay Project and Hakka Project.
• Responsible for all aspects of schematic design phase, including: presentation preparation, site analysis, and conceptual sketches. Projects consisted of large residential to commercial urban master planning.
• Attended conceptual competitions with local clients and contributed ideas.

Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
 

AECOM, Shenzhen, CN, Junior Designer

• Worked in a team of 7 to design the landscape for Project Mansion 1866.
• Developed site analysis research on the history & culture of Foshan Lingnan • Worked in a team to design a concept idea for the Project Mansion 1866.
• Developed design presentations with large-scale physical models, sketches
and 2D/3D drawings by using AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite.

May 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Awarded 2017 Architecture Thesis Award

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
 

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst Center, MA, US, BArch, Architecture Design

Awarded Senior Architecture Award 2011

Sep 2007 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Rhode Island School of Design 2017 Architecture Thesis Award, 1st Place

2017
 

Skills