Evan Shieh

Evan Shieh

Boston, MA, US





Henning Larsen, New York City, Intermediate Urban Designer

Feb 2020 - current

City Form Lab, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Project Manager, Designer

+ Invited by the City Form Lab to exhibit my master’s thesis titled “Autonomous Urbanism: Towards a New Transitopia!” at the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism, on display from Sept. 7 - Nov. 10, 2019, as well as the 2019 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism

May 2019 - Dec 2019

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cambridge, MA, US, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Spring 2019
+ Studio 1507 - Future of Streets Option Studio (Professor: Andres Sevtsuk)

Fall 2018
+ Studio 1221 - Elements of Urban Design Core Studio (Professor: Rahul Mehrotra)

Spring 2018
+ Studio 1503 - Quito & the Spanish American Block Option Studio (Professor: Felipe Correa)

Jan 2018 - May 2019

New York City Department of City Planning - Urban Design Division, New York, NY, Urban Design Intern

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

UNStudio, Shanghai, CN, Project Leader, Architect

+ Guocoland Competition: Project Leader for the Concept Design competition phase on a 6-tower 300m-tall luxury residential development in Chongqing, including elevated sky bridges, integrated tower amenities, a landscaped retail podium, and private villas; Awarded 1st Place, construction to begin in 2019

Feb 2017 - Jul 2017

UNStudio, Shanghai, CN, Architect

+ West Kowloon Lyric Theater: SD, DD on a 20,700 sq. m. three theater (lyric, medium, and studio size), resident dance company, and retail dining complex on the West Kowloon cultural district waterfront masterplan in Hong Kong, construction to begin in 2017

May 2016 - Feb 2017

UNStudio, Shanghai, CN, Junior Architect

+ Marina Clubhouse: DD on a 25,000 sq. m. mixed-used waterfront clubhouse center, private marina, retail, and hotel complex in Zhongshan, construction to be completed in 2016

+ PAC Tower Competition: Concept Design on a 40-floor leased office tower with integrated sky lobbies, a mixed-use retail podium, and a public plaza in Shanghai

+ South Bund Masterplan: SD on an urban plan proposal for the new Shanghai South Bund waterfront, comprising 10+ residential & office towers, retail corridor, elevated boardwalk, and public park

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Standard LLP Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, Job Captain, Architectural Designer

+ KGC Art Gallery: (Job Captain) DD, CD, and CA on a 10,000 sq. ft. new art gallery and office in LA, awarded an AIA | LA 2013 design award and the American Athenaeum 2014 A+D award

+ Walton Residence: (Job Captain) SD, DD, CD, CA on a 5,000 sq. ft. single family residence 3-story luxury addition in Santa Monica, construction completed in 2015

+ Picnic LA Restaurant: (Job Captain) SD, DD, CD, CA on a new flagship restaurant design in Beverly Hills

+ Far Rockaway Competition: (Designer) SD on an urban waterfront housing and retail masterplan in NY

Oct 2012 - Jun 2014

dO|Su Studio Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, Project Coordinator, Architectural Designer

+ Bloom Installation: (Designer) DD and CA on a parametric thermal bi-metal heat-responsive pavilion structure, constructed at the Materials & Applications Gallery in Los Angeles in 2011

+ Blink Installation: (Lead Designer, Coordinator) SD on a pavilion proposal for the LA MoCA, project explored the capability of thermal bi-metals in the assembly and structural pre-stressing processes

+ Tracheoles Prototype: (Lead Designer, Coordinator) SD & DD on a passively ventilating concrete block physical prototype, exhibited at the Ars Electronica Festival 2012 in Linz, Austria

Jun 2011 - Oct 2012

Forward Design Office, Pasadena, CA, Architectural Intern

+ Designer: SD on Pixel tower for the Seoul, Korea International Design Competition 2010

+ Designer: SD on Trott Residence landscape schemes constructed in Venice, CA

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

COE Architecture International, Los Angeles, CA, Model Builder

+ Model Builder: SD on Cliff Drive Lofts, 1st St. Hotel, and Main & Macarthur Housing

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009


Harvard University, Masters, Master of Architecture in Urban Design

Graduate Honors: with Distinction

Recipient of the:
+ Urban Planning & Design Thesis Prize in Urban Design (Thesis title "Autonomous Urbanism: Towards a New Transitopia!")
+ Award for Academic Excellence in Urban Design (Highest GPA)
+ Award for Excellence in Urban Design
+ Irving Innovation Fellowship 2019

Aug 2017 - May 2019

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduate Honors: Cum Laude
Recipient of the Architectural Guild Commendation Award for Excellence

Aug 2007 - May 2012


2019 Irving Innovation Fellowship, Grant

+ Nominated by the Dean of Harvard GSD and the Chair of the Urban Planning & Design Department
+ A fellowship worth $30,000 to allow exceptional students to spend one more year of engagement with the GSD through teaching & research activities, in order to build constructive integration between the pedagogy of the school and the future career of the fellow


Global Schindler Award Competition, 2nd Place

+ Selected the runner up entry of the international design competition, with prize winnings of $15,000
+ Competition brief: "Leapfrogging Development: Urban Transformation", using Mumbai as its site, focusing on the urban transformation & masterplan design of a large area of its Eastern Waterfront with a focus on mobility


[AC-CA] International Design Competition - Dubai Architecture School Tower, 1st Place

+ Selected the winning design entry of the international [AC-CA] competition, with prize winnings of $3,500
+ Competition brief: to design an architecture school in the form of a vertical tower in Dubai


LABC Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Design Competition, 1st Place

+ Selected the winning design, our team of 3 was selected to represent USC in a 3-day design charette vs. 7 other L.A. architecture schools, hosted by the Architectural LABC, with prize winnings of $5,000
+ Competition brief: to design an urban plan & port strategy that revitalizes the San Pedro Ports O’Call site


Tau Sigma Delta - Architecture Honors Society, University of Southern California, Award

+ Invitation-only national honors society accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies
+ Awards students who attain high scholastic standing (top 10% of class), and honors excellence in design


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