Benson Thai

Benson Thai

Rosemead, CA, US




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


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


HMC Comprehensive Design Award, 1st Place

Fourth year architectural design award for the most comprehensive design.


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

Semi-finalist for fourth year best architectural design award.


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.


Cal Poly Dean's List, Award

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


CIEE Global Architecture and Design Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Academic merit scholarship awarded to outstanding CIEE students studying abroad.


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