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Eve (Yifan) Li

Eve (Yifan) Li

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

My name is Eve (Yifan) Li, an architectural and interior designer. I recently graduated in May 2020 from the University of Southern California with a Master of Architecture degree. I am eligible to work in the United States, and currently have my OPT work authorization valid for 3 years, starting from July 13th, 2020.

I believe that the value of architecture design lies in the creation of detail-oriented and sustainable interior and architectural spaces with visually-attractive form through BIM programs and other CAD and softwares, that can come life to reality using the ever-updating design-build machinery technologies and environmental friendly and energy saving materials. I'm often inspired by the craftsmanship structural consideration behind historical East Asia and European architecture. I have been in a studied abroad program in Japan in summer 2018 and have also traveled to Thailand, Mexico, Dubai, and Romania learn about local architecture and the history behind them. I have been studying and living in the United States for 7 consecutive years for college and graduate level education, so I am fluent in both English and Chinese and is familiar with social and culture context in both United States and China. 

Currently, I’m looking for an architecture or interior design firm where work for a long term (3-5 years at least), so I can learn and improved my skills in working on and managing design-built projects that I can see through different design and construction phases of a whole project. I am interested in working on different types of design projects including residential, commercial and healthcare projects. I enjoy working with in a team environment where I can communicate efficiently with team members to inspire and challenge each other. 

Besides architecture and interior design, I'm also passionate about learning and producing graphic design and illustration projects. I am often inspired by the aesthetics and imaginary forms of Japanese manga illustration ranging from historical, modern and futuristic time periods, which has in turn helped build up my aesthetic tastes for my professional projects.

Employment 

Curtis Su Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

• Produced permit and construction documents using AutoCAD.
• Checked and revised general notes for construction drawing sets.
• Contacted and communicated with City of Los Angeles departments for building permits.
• Modeled in SketchUp to create renderings to review with clients.
• Produced 3D models for customized furnitures and fixtures in Rhino to generate detail 2D drawings
for editing in AutoCAD.
• Selected FF&E material and produced FF&E spec sheets and schedules.
• Contacted and communicated with manufacturers to order standardized equipments and hardware,
get specifications and customized finishing details for FF&E materials.
• Translated project brief and FF&E spec sheets from English to Chinese for Chinese clients.
• Organized textile & interior finish material library.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Doris Leslie Blau, Washington, DC, US, Showroom Intern

• Helped organizing and set up stage for Washington Design Center Fall Market event venue in showroom, as well as setting up rug & carpet display arrangement at window display space at lobby area in Washington Design Center.
• Organized showroom samples.
• Labeled incoming samples.
• Contacted clients for orders and organized existing client files.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Aug 2017 - May 2020
 

George Washington University, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture & Design

Aug 2013 - May 2017
 

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