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Cullen Fu

Cullen Fu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

Cullen Yoshihiko Fu is a designer born in the US and raised in Japan and China; and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Tokyo University of Science and Master of Architecture degree at UCLA. His work focuses on architectural playfulness's role in redefining current spatial circumstances and social perspectives. He Works at the nexus of graphic design, furniture, interior design, and architecture.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

RIOS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

10th Ave Residential Project, Airoleway Single Family Residential Project:
Drafted blueprints and coordinated with consultants, developed the design with partners, and worked on permitting and construction document sets.

May 2021 - current
 

Bureau Spectacular, Los Angeles, Designer

DCBID Reimagine DTLA:
Worked on urban analysis and speculation of Downtown Los Angeles; the responsibilities included observing idiosyncrasies, mapping the conditions, and reimaging skylines throughout a series of renderings and diagrams as well as drawings.

Phoenix 3D Print House & ADU:
Managed project teams for the initial concept design phase and led subsequent design development phases, construction documents, and permitting sets for single-family houses and accessory dwelling units by AutoCAD and Rhinoceros.

Grand Park Installation Project:
Researched and developed an installation proposal for Grand Park.

Jun 2020 - Jun 2022
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, AUD IT Lab Consultant

Worked on UCLA IT Lab to assist and give tutorials to students with CNC/ 3D Print/ Laser Cut and Printing, and managed with system and service analysis.

Jan 2019 - Jun 2020
 

Vector Architects, Beijing, Intern

Nankai University Faculty Center Renovation Project:
Supported throughout the DD and CD phase for Nankai University Faculty Building renovation project. Responsibilities include design development, facade studies, researching exterior building materials, developing facade details, and preparing client presentation drawings, diagrams, and renderings.

Venice Biennale China Pavilion 2018:
Involved in Venice Biennale Architectural Exhibition 2018 project and designed and developed an installation for the Chinese Pavilion.

Aug 2017 - Mar 2018
 

Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo, Part-time

Nantou Eco-park Taichung, Taiwan:
Created programming presentation sets containing diagrams, built study/ presentation physical models, and prepared and researched building materials for Nantou Eco-park in Taichung, Taiwan.

Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture and Urban Design

GPA 3.94
Graduate with Distinction, Class of 2021
Best Thesis Award - Chao-Di Su Award 2021

Sep 2018 - Jun 2021
 

Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, JP, Bachelors, Architecture

GPA 3.87
Graduate with Distinction, Class of 2017
Best Thesis Award - Chikuri Kai Award 2017

Apr 2013 - Mar 2017
 

Awards 

5th Street Furniture Competition Award, 1st Place

5th Street Furniture Competition Award. Awarded 1st place in 2022.

2022
 

UCLA AUD Chao-Di Su Award, Award

UCLA Best Thesis Award, the decision was based on the final thesis project of the
graduating class in 2020-2021.

2021
 

UCLA AUD Graduate with Distinction, Award

Graduate with Distinction from UCLA AUD Class of 2021.

2021
 

UCLA Welton Becket Scholar Award, Scholarship

UCLA AUD Scholarship Fund, the decision was based on portfolio and academic
performance.

2020
 

15th Daiwa House Architectural Competition Award, 2nd Place

The 15th Annual Competition held by Daiwa House.

2019
 

6th Hulic Student Idea Competition Award, Honorable Mention

The 6th Annual Competition held by Hulic Co., Ltd.

2018
 

Chikuri Kai Award, Award

Best undergraduate thesis prize at Tokyo University of Science, Department of
Architecture.

2017
 

Communication Beyond Word Architecture Award, 1st Place

150th Anniversary of Japan- Denmark Diplomatic Architectural International Idea Competition.

2017
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills