Yi-Ru Chen

Yi-Ru Chen

London, GB



My passion in architecture started when I was little and this profession has always been appealing to me.

I majored in construction theories and architectural design throughout my senior high school and university years, during which I obtained many important skills and worked with a great deal of theories. During my undergraduate education, “innovative” and “problem-solving” were the two most important skills I obtained.

My work experience upon graduation also offered an exciting opportunity to work with senior architects, planners and designer in a small firm. I was fortunate to work closely with them on a daily basis and experience their unique senses of architecture and design. While working in the firm, my daily responsibilities included: involvement in design discussions, architectural graphic design, review of regulations, and on-site investigation practice.

My time as working in this architectural firm has also shown me that my interests do not lie.
I really love architecture and as a job.



Stella McCartney, London, GB, Retail Architectural Deisgner

Feb 2016 - current

Foster + Partners, London, Architectural Assistant II

Dec 2013 - Feb 2016

JM Design Inc, Taipei, TW, Architectural Assistant

Participated in discussions related to various design projects.
Created architectural graphic designs.
Performed regulatory reviews from time to time.
Responsible for visiting construction sites in order to know the most up-to-date progress.

Jun 2010 - Sep 2011

Hsieh Architect & Associates (Atelier-3), Taipei, TW, Volunteer, Typhoon Morakot Reconstruction Crew

During my school years, I volunteered to participate in the Morakot disaster resettlement and
community planning. Played a part in the post-Typhoon Morakot construction solidarity project. The
project’s main purpose is to provide solutions to victims of Typhoon Morakot. Taken into
considerations of local social and economic conditions after the disaster, the reconstruction crew
cooperated with residents in the area to rebuild their homes with natural and reusable building
materials. Similar method was used in the 921 Earthquake reconstruction project that took place in
We had to work together with the tribal victims to plan and construct new homes after the massive
destruction of the typhoon. We took consideration of the social, local and economic conditions and
issues and decided to reconstruct the area with natural and reusable materials. Our goal was to
construct a place for long-term residential use, so we focused on the flexible design and made sure
the interior space was suitable for daily life.
Through working with the local residents, we successfully reconstructed and maintained their
traditional culture and spirit.

Aug 2008 - Sep 2008


University College London (UCL), London, GB, MArch, MArch Urban Design; Bartlett School Of Architecture

Sep 2012 - current

National United University, Miaolihsien, TW, BArch, Architecture Design

-Graduation Exhibition, acted as curator in charge of the event, which is a joint graduation exhibition
between the Department of Landscape Architecture at Chung Hua University and the Department of
Architecture at National United University in 2010.

-Student Association, Elected as the executive officer for the association, 2008-2009.

-Thesis—Development of Commercial Facilities in Residents—was published in National United
University’s monthly magazine (vol. 99) -special issue of architectural design.

-Third place in class in Architectural Design, National United University, 2008-2009

-First place in class in Architectural Design, National United University, 2007

-Second place in class in Architectiral Design—Three dimensional modeling and spatial analysis,
National United University, 2006

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

The Affiliated Senior High School of National University of Tainan, Tainan, TW, High School, Construction Engineering of Architecture

Sep 2003 - Jun 2006

Areas of Specialization