Can Fu

Can Fu

New York, NY, US



I am a M. Arch Student graduated from UPenn School of Design in this May, 2016.  I have strong design desire my personal interests and knowledge towards advanced 3d modelling and drafting skill, animation rendering, parametric design, mastering of architectural forms, fabrication process. I am intensively interested in contributing my skills and experience to your dynamic firm. (Based on my past years’ training, I firmly believe that my efforts on the digital skills and rich experience of fabrication and visualization make me an excellent candidate to be a good designer.)

From past 7 years’ professional training and education in both Fine Arts (10 years’ professional training in hand-drawings), Visual Arts and Architectural Design fields, I firmly believe that I am a dynamic, thoughtful and talented designer, with strong passion for design and visual effects.  This hybrid experience enables me to develop integrative approach for various scales’ design and solving problems with high level of aesthetics. Particularly, I focus on exploring the application of parametric design techniques for multiple scales and media, including visual arts, animation, digital fabrication and architectural design, especially for the architectural details and installations. In this May, I was awarded with PennDesign’s Design Award Arthur Spayd Brooke Memorial Prize established in 1900 for the graduating students with distinguished work in architectural design. In addition, I was the candidate for the KPF and RAMSA Travelling Scholarship and the winner of E. Lewis Dales Traveling Scholarship. In 2013, the WUSTL students build project Avian Observatory I participated in was awarded with 2014 Architizer A+Awards, which is the largest awards program focused on promoting the year’s best architecture and products voted by a jury of professionals. For this digital fabrication project, I was mainly responsible for the panel camouflage pattern’s coding &color design and operating CNC fabrication process of cutting the accurate aluminium panel pieces. From this process, I became familiar with the approach of how to realize the parametric design in real world with appropriate scales, functions which can be occupied. 

As mentioned before, I devoted myself efforts to produce parametric design in real scales with proficiency in all kinds of digital tools. Especially, I am skilled grasping Maya with Zbrush Effects, Rhinoceros with Grasshopper plugin and different renders like Maxwell, Keyshots, Vray, Vue, in order to achieve better visual effect to explain the design approach. In addition, I am proficient with other 3D modelling and drawing or after effect tools as well, such as Autodesk Revit, 3DS MAX, Auto CAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Adobe After Effects, etc. In addition, the ability of switcing between English and Chinese strengthen my communication skill to work on international projects.

I look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you in person to review my portfolio and discuss how my skill and experience would be of interest to your firm. I firmly believe that I can make contribute to your firm through my hard work, dedication and passion. Please feel free to contact me if you require any additional information, I can be reached at 314-502-1308 or /

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China Crystal Education of Visual Arts, Beijing China, Teaching Assistant Intern

Temporary teaching assistant for the Maya&Zbrush Animation Summer Training Class

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

FRAME/MARK Architecture Magazine- China Bureau (Beijing/Head Office in Amsterdam, Neitherland), Beijing China, Editor/Journalist

Designer & Editor of the Magazine's Special Column for the Interview Report with famous architect, like Kengo Kuma,Zaha Hadid etc.

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), Beijing China, Intern Architect

Intern for the CAD Drawing and Sketchup&Rhino Modelling, Photoshop & Environmental Rendering

Sep 2010 - Oct 2010

China Electronics Engineering Design Institute, Beijing China, Intern

Intern for the CAD Drawing and Sketchup&Rhino Modelling, Photoshop & Environmental Rendering

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010


University of Pennsylvania - School of Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2016

Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

University of Washington at Seattle, Seattle, WA, US, Bachelors, Painting and Drawing

Aug 2008 - Jun 2011


Arthur Spayd Brooke Memorial Prize, 3rd Place

Upenn School of Design Graduation Design Awards Established in 1900.


KPF&RAMSA Traveling Scholarship, Nomination


Winner of 2014 Architizer A+Awards with Avian Observatory Student Build Project/Group Work, 1st Place

Winner of 2014 Architizer A+Awards with Avian Observatory Student Build Project/Group Work


Annual Scholarship from UPenn School of Design, Scholarship

Annual Scholarship from UPenn School of Design from 2013 to 2016


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