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Huai Kuan Chung

Huai Kuan Chung

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Huai Kuan is an Architectural Designer at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University GSAPP Urban Design program at 2017. His work is centered around architecture and social-driven design projects at urban scale.

Having been working with some of the most innovative teams, he is primary interest lies in exploring the future of architecture and urban design, as well as the designers' roles. He developed unique skills and expertise from the professional and academic experiences combined.

He was a teaching fellow at Columbia University GSAPP urban design program in 2017, assisting the class Reading New York Urbanism. And he was invited as a lecturer in Amman, Jordan about his urban design project “Borderfield”.
His continuing professional experience includes working with Sidewalk Labs (Sidewalk Toronto), Scape Landscape Architecture Design Firm (San Francisco Rebuild by Design & Venice Biennale 2018), and is now working at KPF Architecture Designer on High-rise tower project in Shenzhen.

Employment 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York City, Architectural Designer

Working closely with the Senior Architect to develop Design concept and proposal for highrise office towers. Specific tasks included 3D models making, rendering, diagram producing and computation/ parametric design.

Dec 2017 - current
 

Sidewalk Labs, New York, NY, US, Designer

Assisted with product manager to curate visual materials and presentation narrative. Essentially, transform the whole project into a more communicable format.

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
 

Columbia University in the City of New York, New York City, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Reading New York Urbanism

Assisted Weekly Seminar (Summer: Cassim Shepard’s Reading New York Urbanism), Specic tasks included preparing teaching materials, Negotiating collaboration works among class and teaching in digital technique session.

May 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Urban Design Studio, Urban Waterfront Design, Recombinant Urbanism

Assisted the Fall and Spring GSAPP professors organizing materials for the semester. Specific tasks included teaching in digital technique workshop and creating course materials.

Aug 2016 - May 2017
 

HWCA Huai-Wen Chang Architects, Taipei, TW, Junior Designer

Working closely to the Principal to Develop parametrical facade pattern and design concept for a technology company, and correspond with the Architect to do the Structural Calculation, participate the meeting with the client as well. Also participate in masterplan project in Shanghai, in charge of the Lighting and Ventilation analysis with Autodesk Ecotect.

Feb 2016 - Apr 2016
 

Han Kong Architects, Taipei, TW, Junior Designer

Working closely with the Architect to develop Design concept and proposal. Specific tasks included site survey, Architecture design for Activities Center of Yuanpei University, Making 3D models, rendering for the meeting with the client.

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Ms.Architecture and Urban Design

Jun 2016 - May 2017
 

Tamkang University, Taipei, TW, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
 

Awards 

Visualization Awards, Award

For innovative use of computing media in architectural or urban research, design, and fabrication.

2017
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills