Haoran Xu

Haoran Xu

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Hello! I am an architectural designer based in Los Angeles, CA. 

Having accumulated from my previous work with professional teams, I have experience with various types of projects. At Ateliers Jean Nouvel, I participated in mainly public and commercial projects, one of them was a tourism-residential complex on an island in Zhoushan, which covers 150,000 square meters. Another was the recently opened Start Museum on west bund Shanghai. As an art institute, the museum takes the renovation of the original historical building as the core of the design, integrating the surrounding landscape, aiming to create a brand new culture-leisure space for the citizens. My work also required me to track construction progress and conduct communication with clients. At NAC Architecture, I participated in mainly healthcare, education, and residential projects. One of the projects designs the outpatient and administration building complex of North Hollywood Health Clinic, we applied a new integrated mode of circulation for 3 public health departments to accommodate together. At Callison RTKL, I participated in mainly mixed-use large-scale projects, in which I coordinated with design teams on the completion of the BIM model and a series of constructional drawings for the DD phase. In the early phase of the project, I conducted design analysis and feasibility studies. The experience working in Los Angeles and Shanghai deepened my comprehension of the architecture industry in both countries. I love engaging as much as possible in any phase of the project, only from which I think the growth of my career would be better fostered.

I hold a degree of Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University GSAPP and a Bachelor of Architecture degree(5 years) from Moscow Institute of Architecture. I enjoyed my journey for it has constantly been transforming and broadening my view of life and design, and I am looking forward to placing my endeavor to the next stage.



NAC Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Professional

• Education and healthcare building projects.
• Participation of various project stages from pre-design to construction.
• Conducted design studies, diagrammatic analysis, modeling and

Jul 2022 - current

Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Shanghai, CN, Architectural Designer

• Worked with project manager and senior designers on analysis to
determine the feasibility of various proposals.
• Conducted regulation and program analysis.
• Coordinated with project clients, communicating project progress and
design suggestions. Drafted meeting minutes.
• Supported senior architects in completing and developing 3D models.
• Tracked construction progress, assisted with site inspection, and conducted
reports on construction rectification, material application and etc.

Mar 2021 - Jul 2021

CallisonRTKL, Intern

• Coordinated with senior architects on BIM model of a commercial complex.
• Completed a series of section drawings of the curtain wall.
• Assisted the design team with diagrammatic analysis and feasibility study.

Jun 2020 - Sep 2020


Columbia University, Masters, Architecture

Sep 2020 - May 2022
Sep 2015 - Jun 2020


State Academic Scholarship for Students Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation | 2015-2017, Scholarship


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