Chuanqi Gao

Chuanqi Gao

Philadelphia, PA, US

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Currently a graduate student who is under the 3-year Master of Architecture Program of University of Pennsylvania, graduated from University of Washington in major of Architectural Design (Bachelor of Arts). Had one-year working experience in Bellevue, WA., worked as an Architectural Designer, who was mainly focusing on residential and small commercial design and drafting, land feasibility study, planning and zoning code analysis.

I am always diving into conveying the sense that architecture can bring to people when they are in the space. It is amazing that even a little detail in architectural design can make people use the space better. By studying architecture and other relative disciplines, I believe that architecture could improve not only lifestyles and energy uses, but also the livability of communities, innovative use of space, and urban rezoning applications. I enjoy the challenges and design process that architecture brings to me. I am a highly motivated, disciplined and enterprising individual who has various backgrounds studying in the U.S. and China.

I have extensive experience with a broad range of design skills and management software including Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, V Ray, Grasshopper, Revit, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Microsoft Office, hand modeling, laser cutting, CNC milling, 3D printing, etc. 


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, BIM Teaching Assistant

□ Student Waiver Review
Reviewed students’ previous course content, course waiver applications and relevant documents.
□ Class Coordination & Tutorials
Worked with professors and helped students in weekly workshops.
□ Assignment Review & Grading
Used Bluebeam for oversight of markups for a group of designated students in the BIM part of the class.
□ Revit Mentor
Coached and mentored of the designated student group.

Jan 2020 - current

GC Square, Bellevue, WA, US, Architectural Designer

Designing and Drafting in Residential and Small Commercial Project
Land Feasibility Study
Planning and Zoning Analysis
Preparing and Discussing projects with Cities and Clients

Aug 2017 - Jun 2018

Changsha Planning & Design Institute Co., Philadelphia, Intern Architect

A summer internship, working mainly on using AutoCAD and Sketchup, also other softwares for preparing graphic presentation to clients.

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

The Master of Architecture is a comprehensive and rigorous program, preparing graduates for the full range of activities in the profession. The program aims to develop critical, creative and independent thinking that realizes potentials within an ever-changing world. The Master of Architecture degree is a professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and STEM-Certified.

Jul 2018 - current

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, BArch, Architectural Design

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017

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