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Benson Thai

Benson Thai

Rosemead, CA, US

 

About 

Employment 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Instructional Student Assistant

• Assisted with architecture history lecture materials and tests
• Graded materials
• Held tutoring sessions

Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
 

murmur, Hollywood, CA, US, Intern

• Drafted and designed building floor plans, sections, elevations, interior elevations, power and telephone plans, reflected ceiling plans, and lighting plans using AutoCAD
• Detailed doors and windows at the head, jamb, and sill
• Presented casement window sample and material finishes to client
• Specifications of appliances, fixtures, lighting, and materials
• Matched color finishes applied to different materials
• Code analysis and application of Title 24 and Green Building Code
• Compiled drawing sets in preparation for permitting
• Iterations of 3D building models using Rhinoceros
• Managed, planned, and executed digital fabrication of ceramic vases.

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Aprilli Design Studio, Hollywood, CA, US, Intern

• Constructed digitally designed, free form flower vases—prefabricated by way of Makerbot series 3D printers
• Compiled data regarding urban transformations of Beijing under political, historical, and economical pressures
• Analyzed site context, urban infrastucture, cultural fabric, and historical transformations of Beijing
• Precedent studies of urban interventions with regards to cultural impact; e.g. Cheong-gye-cheon River, New York Highline, Dom-ino condominiums, et al.
• Compositions of 2D digital diagrams, including but not limited to: site context, urban infrastructure, cultural fabric, and historical transformation by way of AutoCad 2015
• Schematic design of large-scale urban interventions

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Education 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, BArch, Architecture

Candidate for Bachelors of Architecture and minor in Architectural Engineering | Analysis. 3.79/4.00 GPA

Sep 2012 - current
 

Awards 

HMC Comprehensive Design Award, 1st Place

Fourth year architectural design award for the most comprehensive design.

2016
 

Semi-finalist: Morphosis Best Design Award, 2nd Place

Semi-finalist for fourth year best architectural design award.

2016
 

Cal Poly President's List, Award

Awarded to students earning a 3.5+ GPA for three out of four terms in an academic year. Awarded four times.

2016
 

Cal Poly Dean's List, Award

Awarded to students earning a 3.5+ GPA for an academic term. Awarded sixteen times.

2016
 

CIEE Global Architecture and Design Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Academic merit scholarship awarded to outstanding CIEE students studying abroad.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills