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Chandle Lee

Chandle Lee

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Dedicated Architectural Designer, I am committed to design excellence and continue to explore new ideas and visions through artistic endeavours.  Well-rounded with extensive experience in Program Analysis through Construction Documentation phases, with a strong desire to be more involved in Construction Administration and Management of the design process.  Particularly skilled in Conceptual Design, 2D Rendering, 3D Modeling, and Graphics Presentation.  I thrive working in teams and also enjoy solving problems independently.

Employment 

Freelance Designer / Renderer / Artist / Tutor, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer / Renderer / Artist / Tutor

Contribute to projects with excellence Design, CAD, 3D-modeling, rendering, and Graphic skills. Also provide Chinese cultural advising service to firms in New York and China.
FIRMS: SOM New York, NY ● Global arch New York, NY ● Beyer Blinder belle New York, NY ● E.A. Davidovits & Co. Inc. Redwood City, CA ● Joinery Structure Oakland, CA ● Design Corps San Francisco, CA

Art Students League artist & Teaching Assistant New York, NY
Refining & creating oil paintings, sculptures, and assist master painter in running classes.

CAD & Design Tutor New York, NY
Provide CAD and project design tutoring services to architecture, interior design, and landscape design students at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Jan 2011 - current
 

Grigorian Design Group, Shanghai, CN, Architectural Designer

Worked closely with the studio director to perform the role of studio design leader overseeing a team of designers, production technicians, and renderers in the architecture studio. Provided design ideas, concepts, and directions. Performed quality control to ensure consistency and conceptual integrity for optimal project delivery on large-scale and fast-tracked projects.
PROJECTS: Changfung. Mix-used. Shanghai, China ● Huarun Najing. High-Rise Residential. Nanjing, China ● Forest Manor kindergarten. Shanghai, China ● Xiamen villas & hotel. Xiamen, China.

Dec 2009 - Jan 2011
 

CetraRuddy, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Worked closely with design principal, John Cetra, to analyze zoning, program requirements and developed design concepts. Utilized hand-sketch, 2D & 3D computer tools to create design studies, visualizations and final presentations. Focused in front-end design process to Design Development phase, participated in Construction Documentation and Construction Administration to ensure projects consistency and conceptual integrity by providing alternate solutions, technical innovations, and value engineering processes.
PROJECTS: Highline-514 W 28th Street. Mid-Rise Residential. New York, NY ● L-HAUS, 135 3RD STREET. Mid-Rise Residential. Long Island City, NY ● Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center. Oyster Bay, NY ● 322 W 57th Street. High-Rise Residential. New York, NY ● 180 88TH STREET. High-Rise Residential. New York, NY ● Newark Downtown Re-Development. Urban Planning & Buildings Design. New York, NY ● 25 Broad Street. High-Rise Residential. New York, NY ● 200 E 79th Street. High-Rise Residential. New York, NY ● 216 18th Street. High-Rise Residential. New York, NY ● 113-115 3rd Ave. Residential Complex. Cambridge, MA ● 110 E 42nd Street. Historic Restoration. New York, NY

May 2006 - Aug 2008
 

TEF Design (formerly Tom Eliot Fisch), San Francisco, CA, US, Project Designer / Renderer

Participated in all design phases with the focus on Value Engineering of the Pier 1 1/2 Project.
Projects: Pier 1 1/2 Urban Redevelopment. San Francisco, CA. ● UCSF Medical Facilities. Renovation. San Francisco, CA.

Jan 2002 - Apr 2006
 

Heller Manus Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Worked closely with design principals to develop design ideas and concepts. Utilized hand-sketches, 2D & 3D software tools to produce design studies, visualizations and final presentations.
PROJECTS: 500 Pine Street Low-Rise Office Building. San Francisco, CA. ● Exchange Place High-Rise Office Building. San Francisco, CA. ● 55 2nd St. High-Rise Office Building. San Francisco, CA.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2002
 

RMW Architecture and Interiors, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer / CAD Leader

Assisted design principals in developing architectural/interior design concepts and creating graphics for visualization and final presentations. Provided CAD leadership in setting up drafting standards and files organization procedures to ensure smooth work flow throughout the design process.
PROJECTS: ALTERA Corporate Headquarters. San Jose, CA. ● Bayside Towers Office Building. Foster City, CA. ● Cadence Design System Corporate Headquarters Winning Design Competition. San Jose, CA. ● McGrath Rentcorp Corporate Headquarters. Livermore, CA. ● Safeway Corporate Headquarters Winning Design Competition. Pleasanton, CA.

Jan 1995 - Aug 1998
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Participated in the intense design competition of San Francisco International Airport project and the large-scale urban planning project that encompassed the entire city center of Changchun in far northeastern China.
PROJECTS: San Francisco International Airport Winning Design Competition. San Francisco, CA. ● ChangChun City Center Urban Planning. Changchun, China. ● Kaiser Permenante Medical Facilities. San Francisco, CA. ● Hewlett-Packard Campus Planning. San Jose, CA.

Jul 1992 - Dec 1994
 

Education 

The Art students league of New York, New York, NY, US, Painting & Sculpture

Refining & creating oil paintings, sculptures, and assist master painter in running classes.

Sep 2012 - current
 

USGBC, LEED Program Certification

Certified LEED AP

Oct 2008 - Feb 2009
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

● Graduated with Distinction

● Teaching Assistantship: Teaching assistant in Freehand drawing course with emphasis on basic techniques & conventions; and, Mechanical drawing course dealing with basic principles of orthographic projection and perspective.

● Research Assistantship: Research Assistant in Building Energy Efficiency research project on campus buildings at the University of Michigan.

Aug 1990 - May 1992
 

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

● Graduated Cum Laude
● Board of Regents Scholarship (Tuition Waived)
● Design Excellence Exhibition
● Tau Delta Sigma honor society in architecture & allied arts
● Golden Key National Honor Society

Aug 1986 - May 1990
 

Awards 

Safeway Corporation Headquarters Design Competition Winning Team, 1st Place

RMW Architecture and Interiors

1997
 

San Francisco International Airport Design Competition Winning Team, 1st Place

SOM

1993
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills