Carmelia Chiang

Carmelia Chiang

Los Angeles, CA, US



Carmelia Chiang is an architectural designer whose innovative work and academic contributions have received international recognition. She graduated from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with distinction in 2012. She was born in Macao, China and has lived and worked in multiple cities in the world including Macao, Tokyo, Lisbon and Los Angeles. Her mutli-cultural background has played a huge role in her design and let her become flexible, adaptable and ambitious. 


WORD [Warren Office for Research and Design], Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Collaborating on urban scale competition entries; Schematic designs for single family residential projects. Work included 3d sketching/ modeling, presentation packages, rendering.

Jun 2015 - current

Top Design, Macau, MO, Project Designer

Collaborated on a multiple residential mid-rise interior project. Work included conceptual design, 3d modeling, presentation packages, coordination between the general contractor, consultants, and presenting in client meetings.

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Morphosis Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Project Designer

Participation in competition team; Contributed to conceptual design, schematic design and design document phases on a skyscraper office project in China.Tasks included conceptual studies, programming, preparation and participation in client presentations and consultants meetings.

Jul 2012 - Jun 2013

IDEA office, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Collaborated on competition entries including a museum in Taipei and a governmental office in Macau. Process included conceptual models, drawings, presentation packages and renderings.

May 2011 - Sep 2011


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, B.Arch

Sep 2007 - Apr 2012


9th China Macau Design Biennial, 2nd Place


3 Concepts-1 Idea, Honorable Mention


SCI-Arc Continuing Student Scholarship, Scholarship


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