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Billy Wong

Billy Wong

New York, NY, US

 

About 

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Employment 

L'Observatoire International, New York, NY, US, Light Design Trainee

Supervisor: Nicolas Dufils
Past Titles: Extern and Intern

- Participated in all design phases of Museum of Fine Arts Houston project with Steven Holl Architects.
- Attended design and client meetings of Museum of Fine Arts Houston project with Steven Holl Architects.
- Assisted commissioning of the lighting dimming system in a high end residential unit (56 Leonard Street Herzog and de Meuron - NYC) - proposed practical comments on system functionality and daylight shades control.
- Assisted lamp exchanges, fixture aimings and snap-lens installations for a private artwork collections / gallery in a high end residential unit (56 Leonard Street Herzog and de Meuron - NYC).
- Assisted projects: Aoyama Building Renovation, Hastings Residence, Private Yacht, New York Crossings Project, 125th Street Improvements, Calvin Klein: Showroom and Look Space, Fine Arts Building - Franklin & Marshall, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park’s Pavilion & Towers, Google Bay View Office Campus, Cassius 2016 Tour Stage Lighting.
- Reviewed New York Crossing project materials from various sources (internal, manufacturer and engineer) for discrepancies.
- Planned different mock up scenarios for Henry L. Carey Brooklyn Vent Building and Parking Garage.

- Performed digital lighting calculations for daylight and electric light.
- Conducted pertinent full-scale and small-scale mock ups for visual check.
- Initiated multiple custom lighting fixture developments w/ several lighting manufacturers.
- Safely performed fixture testings, including manipulations, result documentations and archiving.
- Created lighting details, layouts, presentations, schedules, and mock up reports.
- Maintain organization of lighting fixture library.

May 2016 - Sep 2017
 

Steven Myron Holl Foundation Inc., Rhinebeck, NY, US, Summer Fellow

T-SPACE’S “RURAL COMPRESSION” SUMMER 2017 FELLOWS

ASHLEY MORGAN
Practicing Architect
Master of Architecture, Washington University ’13 ¦ San Francisco, CA

BILLY WONG
Graduate Student of Architecture and Lighting Design
Parsons School of Design ’18 ¦ New York, NY

HAOTIAN XU
Practicing Architect
MSAAD Columbia University ’15 ¦ New York, NY

MENG WANG
Undergraduate Student of Architecture
Southern California Institute of Architecture ’19 ¦ Los Angeles, CA

RAN HUO
Graduate Student of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design ’19 ¦ Cambridge, MA

Links:

http://tspacerhinebeck.org/news/__trashed/
http://tspacerhinebeck.org/tours-workshops/?lipi=urn%253Ali%253Apage%253Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_treasury%253Bw2BB46URRiaU9C7WOHznTw%253D%253D
https://vimeo.com/228857467?lipi=urn%253Ali%253Apage%253Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_treasury%253BVJy3vtIbRA%252B3rSLurskIPg%253D%253D
https://archpaper.com/2017/08/steven-myron-holl-summer-fellowship/?lipi=urn%253Ali%253Apage%253Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_treasury%253BQIRs1vLWRxi29zFuUPJo2g%253D%253D#gallery-0-slide-0
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Steven-Myron-Holl-Foundation-1345830878798054/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1377612085619933

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Joel Sanders Architect, New York, NY, US, Architectural + Marketing Intern

Supervisor: Joel Sanders
Continued Internship: June - August 2015

- Proposed different schematic spatial planning ideas with an associate for an academic RFP package (Brown University Sci Library - Rhode Island).
- Proposed different spatial planning ideas with a designer for a high end residential project (737 Park Ave - NYC).
- Conducted research on client’s property and its site conditions for prospective analyzation and desirable design strategies (Meadow Lane - The Hamptons).
- Proposed material and color palettes with designers for different residential and academic (Princeton University - eQuad Study Lounges) projects.
- Researched and visited several showrooms prior to the tour with clients.
- Accompanied clients to showrooms for ff&e and material picking.
- Assisted and verified working drawings (SD, DD, CD) for different projects.
- Researched, updated, and verified specs and schedules (FF&E, window, door and material)
- Created schematic graphic diagrams for design projects and presentations.
- Prepared and expedited presentation for different projects and exhibitions.
- Coordinated with vendors for budget monitoring and research.
- Recorded on-site conditions and measurements for a residential project.
- Maintained and updated project binders’ files and organization.

- Prepared university outreach package with an associate.
- Prepared different RFP and RFQ packages with associates and designers.
- Prepared client-specific brochures with relevant information and projects.
- Coordinated with the principal, an associate and an external advisor to update firm’s outreach contacts.
- Updated firm’s CV and general marketing brochures with recent projects and awards.
- Updated office’s webpage and social media with inside news and events.
- Organized, managed, and assisted principal’s schedules, meetings, press, outreaches, registrations, travels and needs.
- Supervised and trained new interns to meet office standards, regulations and schedules.

Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Yabu Pushelberg, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Supervisor: Caroline Meersseman

- Proposed screen feature design concepts for a high end residential apartment’s lobbies (Jakarta-Indonesia).
- Proposed spatial planning ideas for the model units of a high end residential apartment (Jakarta-Indonesia).
- Proposed carpet design concepts for a high end hotel lobby (Ritz Carlton - Bangalore)
- Assisted drawing submission for a high end hotel (Four Seasons - Mumbai)
- Assisted and compiled working drawings (SD, DD) for different projects.
- Assisted specs and schedules (FF&E and material) updates.
- Proposed and assigned materials with designers for different projects.
- Prepared presentation and material palettes for different projects.
- Expedited design teams’ proposals and presentations.
- Coordinated with vendors for budget monitoring and research.
- Maintained and updated project binders’ files and organization.

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Garcia / Maldonado, Inc.-Architecture and Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Architectural + Interior Design Intern

Supervisor: Louis Garcia

- Assisted several private residential projects (NYC and The Hamptons).
- Assited and compiled drawings sets (SD, DD) for different projects.
- Proposed space planning ideas for different projects.
- Assisted project schedules and proposals.
- Conducted FF&E research and coordination for different projects.
- Coordinated with vendors for budget monitoring and research.
- Recorded on-site conditions and measurements for different projects.
- Reorganized and supervised material library, catalogs and storage.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Expected 2018

Sep 2014 - current
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Lighting Design

MFA - Expected 2018

Sep 2014 - current
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2010 - May 2013
 

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2009 - May 2010
 

De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2007 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Parsons' Dean's Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

2014-2018

2014
 

Parsons' Dean's List Student, Award

2010
 

Parsons' Dean's Scholarship, Scholarship

2010-2013

2010
 

Parsons' International Student's Scholarship, Scholarship

2010-2013

2010
 

San Jose State University's Dean's List Student, Award

2009
 

De Anza College's Dean's List Student, Award

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills