Dongwei Chen

Dongwei Chen

New Orleans, LA, US

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I am currently a designer at IwamotoScott Architecture. I received a MArch. Undergraduate degree with minor in Urban Studies from Tulane University. I believe architecture is anct of place-making, and I enjoy approaching design with curiosity and rigidity through different means of production.


IwamotoScott Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Jul 2019 - current

Phyllis M. Taylor Center of Social Innovation and Design Thinking, New Orleans, LA, US, Design Thinking Fellow

• Facilitate Design Thinking workshops for students, faculty and community partners through events such Fast48 and DT & Donuts

Aug 2018 - May 2019

Gensler, Atlanta, GA, US, Architecture Intern

• Worked on multiple mixed-use adaptive reuse and retail projects within Lifestyle 2 Studio
• Collaborated with other interns to develop a design proposal for a 300-student all-girl school in Uganda for non-profit organization Project Orphan

May 2018 - May 2019

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, Teaching Assistant

• Work as Teaching Assistant for Digital Media Workshop
• Give tutorials on Vray rendering

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

CallisonRTKL, Dallas, TX, US, Architecture Intern

• Worked on a wide range of international and domestic project as a member of the Commercial Practice Group, Shopping and Entertainment Districts Sector, including projects in China, Argentina and Kuwait
• Gained valuable exposure and hands-on experience on Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Document phases See less

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Tulane University Planning Office, New Orleans, LA, US, Architecture Intern

• Duties include designing signage and graphics, updating and verifying floor plans of existing campus buildings, creating CAD drawings for office and classroom renovations
• Helped preparing documents for LEED certification of Tulane A. B. Freeman School of Business renovation

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

Tulane City Center (TCC), New Orleans, LA, US, Public Interest Design Fellow

• Worked with New Orleans Recovery School District to create visual documentation of existing mental health resources for students enrolled in schools in Greater New Orleans Area with GIS
• Researched on affordable housing project in New Orleans

May 2016 - Jul 2016


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, M.Arch Undergraduate

• Minor in Urban Studies
• Accumulative GPA: 3.84

Aug 2014 - current

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Exchange

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017


TSA First Year Portfolio Award, Award


Malcolm Heard Travel Fellowship, Scholarship

Proposal Titled The Poetry of Death : Funerary Architecture in Southern Europe


Congressional Art Prize, 1st Place

Artwork selected to display at the U.S. Capitol for one year


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