Diane Wu

Diane Wu

Dublin, CA, US



I am a recent UC Davis Interior Architecture and Design graduate with two years of interior design internship experience specializing in education. I am passionate about sustainability and interested in  the concept of biomimicry and its application to interior design.

I enjoy tackling challenging design projects because the results are oftentimes completely different from the initial proposals. It is truly fulfilling to look back at the design process and see the project evolve from its initial concept.

During my free time, I relax by practicing wushu, a form of performance martial art.



UC Davis Energy Conservation Office, Davis, CA, US, Green Building Assistant

Analyzed two building indoor environmental quality and created corrective action plans to optimize energy efficiency and mitigate temperature related complaints

Surveyed building occupant satisfaction rate to improve occupant comfort level

Lead interior and graphic design-related projects

Apr 2013 - current

UC Davis Design Services, Davis, CA, US, Design Intern

Created reflected ceiling plans (RCP) for the UC Davis Housing Administration Office

Utilized AutoCAD and 20-20 CAP Studio for drawing and updating over 80,000 square-feet of campus building furniture inventory

Lead a team of two new design interns in redesigning a downtown campus office

Maintained relationships with representatives for samples, quotes, and orders

Maintained and updated the resource library to ensure designers do not select discontinued finishes

Created furniture, upholstery, paint, flooring, and tile finish sample boards/ binders for the UC Davis Student Community Center

Sep 2011 - current

City of Sacramento Building and Planning Department, Sacramento, CA, US, Design Review Intern

Reviewed a dozen construction and renovation projects under the supervision of a lead architect during a summer internship

Advised architects, developers, and contractors on condition of approvals prior to approving their proposals

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012


University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, US, Bachelors, Design

Graduated with Honors, Cum Laude

Experience in:

Interior Architecture (Commercial and Residential)
Graphic Design (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Layout Design
Sustainable Design
Daylighting and Interior Design
Furniture Design
Space Planning
Model Making (laser cutter, 3D printer)
Hand Drafting
CAD+3D rendering (Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up)

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013


Citation for Outstanding Performance, Award

Awarded by the Davis Design Department


NEWH Hospitality Design Network SF Bay Area, Scholarship

Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Interior Architecture


Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc., Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for: academic record, demonstration of leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of education and career goals, and an external appraisal


Dean's Honors List, Award

Awarded the Dean's Honor's List seven times by the UC Davis College of Letters and Sciences


Interior Design Sample Board, 1st Place

Awarded 1st Place and Best of Class for an office design sample board at the Alameda County Fair


Areas of Specialization