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Bowen Zhang

Bowen Zhang

Shrewsbury, MA, US

 

About 

Hello! My name is Bowen Victor Zhang and I will be graduating from Syracuse University with a B. Architecture in May of 2016. 

I was born in Spain, spent two years going to elementary school in rural China, and I have been studying in the United States since fourth grade. Because of my multi-cultural background, I am equally proficient in Mandarin and English and proficient in Spanish. 

Through my five years of architecture, I have been able to work in a small, interior design firm and a large international firm. From my working and academic experiences, I have come to realize what I appreciate and promote in my designs.I believe that my designs strive to achieve both elegance and functionality. 

I hope that through my portfolio works, you can see the mentality with which i approach my designs and the type of designer I am.

Employment 

Gensler, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

- Generated site plan and analysis for existing L.L Bean corporate campus.
- Created construction documents during DD phase for MathWorks corporate campus using Revit.
- Worked with other interns on research and proposal for a Boston mixed-use development.

May 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Pembrooke and Ives, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

- Worked on construction drawings including interior elevations, construction details and RCPs.
- Gained on-site experience by visiting project during construction phase.
- Collaborated in the design of two central lighting fixtures costing est. $90,000.

Jun 2014 - Nov 2014
 

Steffian Bradley Architects, Boston, MA, US, Intern

- Utilized AutoCAD to produce and modify plans of the Standard Times Building in New Bedford, MA.
- Gained on-site experience while surveying and documenting project.

Dec 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Living Architecture Inc., Beijing, CN, Intern

- Assisted in model making and design for the ChangSha Technology Park competition entry.
- Researched and presented case studies to clients and project team in Mandarin and English.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture _ Design GPA: 3.82

Aug 2011 - current
 

Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Architecture

GPA:4.0

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Cornell University Summer Architecture Program, Ithaca, NY, US, High School, Architecture

GPA:3.67

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Awards 

A.C.E Association Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit based scholarship through the Architecture, Construction, Engineering Mentor Program.

2016
 

Syracuse University SOA Dean’s Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit based, annual, academic scholarship.

2016
 

Ralph T. Walker Travel Grant, Grant

Merit based travel grant for thesis research.

2016
 

King + King Competition, 1st Place

Top Undergraduate Prize for final design studio.
Comprehensive design studio project proposing an Italian consulate in Boston bordering the Commons.

2015
 

Reanimating the Ruins Competition, Nomination

Magazine publication in Parallel Projections
Work, Play, Live was a collaborative proposal to re-purpose the Packard Plant in Detroit into a mix-use campus.

2014
 

Robert W. Cutler Study Abroad Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit based travel abroad scholarship

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills