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Dora Lo

Dora Lo

Philadelphia, PA, US

 
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About 

Passionate about social cause and eager to learn. A communicative, committed and well-rounded designer. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Designblenz, LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Designer

Oct 2020 - current
 

The Oval Partnership Ltd., Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Intern

Designed facade solutions for a residential tower in a historical neighborhood
Produced site documentation for master plan design
Contacted suppliers and prepared project presentation for clients
Engaged in clients meeting for interior design of a shopping mall

Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
 

Lui Tang Lai Architects, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Intern

Assisted the principal with a Chinese-Catholic church design
Generated construction documents of a Buddhist temple and a shopping complex
Met with construction teams to inspect progress on site

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

GPA 3.8

| Academic Award |
Awarded the Post-Professional Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design Award for outstanding performance in architectural design by Department of Architecture, Cornell College of Architecture, Art and Planning.

| Research Focus |
Researched on the application of virtual reality in architectural design
Conducted observation reports and archival research on neoliberal governmentality in local gentrification
Studied theories of cultural production through ceramic and glass fabrication

Jun 2019 - Aug 2020
 

Syracuse University, BArch, Architecture

GPA 3.5 | Cum laude | Dean's List

|Thesis Research and Dissertation |
Political Archipelago: Repoliticizing Post-Umbrella Revolution Hong Kong

The Political Archipelago is a provocation of permanently temporal resistance to the city. This resistance anticipates its certain erasure, and evolves from its remnants.

This research project analyzes how public space can evolve from the remnants of democratic struggles in post-Umbrella Revolution Hong Kong. In 2014, the civil disobedient occupy movement temporarily resisted the logic of the city to create spaces of exception. However, these temporary alterations did not leave significant permanent imprints or institutional changes to the city.

In this project proposal, there are four “islands of exceptions” from the previous occupied sites during the Umbrella Revolution. Each island is a unique fragment of the previous alternative democratic sphere. This project proposes various operations of tracing to turn these intangible fragments into persistent tools for political change.

Thesis Advisor: Matthew Celmer

https://surface.syr.edu/architecture_theses/427/

Aug 2014 - May 2019
 

Awards 

Post-Professional Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design Award, Award

Awarded the Post-Professional Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design Award for outstanding performance in Architecture by Department of Architecture, Cornell University AAP.

2020
 

Dean's List, Award

Recognition for excellent academic performance from 2014-2019 in Syracuse University.

2019
 

Willaim J. Slivers Memorial Competition, Award

Awarded for an annual one-day charette by Syracuse University School of Architecture.

2016
 

Areas of Specialization 

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