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Cyril Chong

Cyril Chong

Taipei, Taiwan

 
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About 

- 20+ YEARS AS LICENSED ARCHITECT:  Project Architect/Designer who is able to work independently and collaborate with teams of consultants and clients. Well versed in all phases of design services from front-end client-driven design processes to late-stage technical production. Currently licensed in California (previously Massachusetts) and eligible for reciprocal license in other jurisdictions.

- MULTIPLE PROJECT EXPERTISES:  Designed and led project teams on primarily four project types in varying scales: multi-family residential (high-rises), higher educational, hospitality, and sports facilities. Quick to understand and design around the unique parameters of each project type to meet the goals of different stakeholders.

- HOLISTIC PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS:  A highly logical and pragmatic mindset, coupled with a solid foundation of technical training and artistic abilities, enables me to resolve complex spatial design challenges with creativity, precision, efficiency. Whether the challenges are open-ended creative brainstorming, code-related issues, or optimizing spatial configurations, I am passionate in seeking the most balanced and sensible solutions punctually.

- EXCELLENCE IN FREEHAND VISUALIZATION:   Affinity to draw and create by hand enpowers me to explore and visualize concepts prolifically, as well as producing quick studies and renderings as presentation tools for early design phases. My approach provides the flexibility and room for imagination often needed in early conceptual phases.

- DIVERSE CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING:  U.S. Citizen with education and practice in both USA and Asia-Pacific. I am fluent in English and Chinese (two different dialects.) This proves to be an advantage that allows me to adapt to subtle yet important differences in cultural norms and communicate effectively to different audiences.

- DESIGN TOOLS PROFICIENCY: Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Bluebeam

Employment 

Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects, San Francisco, Associate

Dec 2016 - Sep 2020
 

Kuo Hsuyuan Architects and Associates, Taipei, TW, Senior Design Architect

Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
 

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Senior Associate

Oct 2010 - Mar 2013
 

Bull Stockwell Allen Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Architect

Sep 2007 - Jan 2010
 

Sasaki Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Associate

Sep 2005 - Sep 2007
 

Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA, US, Associate

Sep 1997 - Aug 2005
 

Education 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Architectural Studies

Sep 1995 - May 1997
 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1990 - Dec 1994
 

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