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Jamie Jiang

Jamie Jiang

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am a creative, highly-motivated and experienced Junior Architect from New Zealand. I graduated with a Master of Architecture (Professional-1st Class Honours) from the University of Auckland and recently worked in a design and environment orientated firm Irving Smith Architects. I worked closely with the directors who have received international awards from WAF, UNESCO, German Design Awards and numerous New Zealand Awards.

I am inquisitive and constantly working towards new challenges and opportunities to develop my skills as a professional. I believe architecture is a powerful medium that affects the way we live, feel and perceive. My thesis ‘Alone Together: Window Watchers in the City’ researched and designed a 'library' as a third space in the city with the use of architectural elements to direct people’s sight, which inherently shape and enhance their lifestyles. I value the harmonious flows when creating spaces, and I am interested in the concurrent impressions of direct and indirect spatial influences; the impact of volumes, textures and subtle details on the atmosphere of a place. 

My work ethic is proactive, diligent and highly-organized. I have a strong design sensibility and passion for learning, high attention to detail, a nerdy love of design and exceptional presentation skills. I work effectively both individual and within a team to produce well articulated results. I have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paces environment, and my motto is to do the best of my ability in every job. Within my experiences in New Zealand and China, I participated in a variety of architectural, interior and urban planning projects including high-end residential, town house, apartment, school, office, retail, restaurant, community center, master plan, urban development and cathedral.

To explore the possibilities that lie ahead in the industry and to encounter more inspirational professionals and expertise, I have decided to move to New York. I look forward to working as a Junior Architect in New York as I am very excited to learn more about architecture in the aspects of the world’s biggest Metropolis. I have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paces environment. I believe innovative architecture is born with collaborative ideas and diverse cultures. I am proud of my experiences and skills, I would like to utilize them in the field of creative problem solving to shape the places we occupy.

During my spare time I enjoy to hang out with friends and explore the city. I also like to sketch and doodle with ink pens and water colors.

I will be living in New York from the 16th of March, 2020. I hold a J1 visa, I will be legal to work in the US and I do not need additional sponsorship.

Employment 

Irving Smith Architects, Auckland, NZ, Architectural Graduate

Full-time Junior Architect in an international award winning NZIA practice with a strong focus on environmental and design. Worked closely with the directors. Was involved in a variety of projects including high-end residential, apartment, community center, office, retail, restaurant, interior renovation and cathedral. Have worked on different stages of a project including record client’s agreement, prepare environmental conservation and context studies, site measure up, design research, conceptual design, design development, prepare appropriate drawings and outline specifications for submission to planning authority, site inspection, 2D drafting, 3D modeling, rendering and physical model making.

Mar 2019 - Jan 2020
 

Urbanismplus Ltd, Auckland, NZ, Architectural Assistant

Part time Architectural Assistant in an urban design practice dedicated to advancing sustainable urbanism. Worked closely with the directors and the planners. Was involved in master plan, urban development, zoning and residential development in New Zealand. Have worked on prepare environmental conservation and context studies, design research, conceptual design, design development, prepare appropriate drawings and outline specifications for submission to planning authority, 2D drafting and 3D modeling and rendering.

Aug 2016 - Mar 2019
 

Gel Architects, Auckland, NZ, Architectural Graduate

Part time Junior Architect in a well-known NZIA practice for residential, commercial, mixed-use and apartment design. Was involved in many local projects including town house, apartment, community center and commercial building. Have worked prepare environmental conservation and context studies, design research, conceptual design, design development, prepare appropriate drawings and outline specifications for submission to planning authority, 2D drafting, 3D modeling, rendering and physical model making.

Jun 2017 - Oct 2018
 

Moller Architects, Auckland, NZ, Architectural Internship

Intense architectural Internship in an international award winning NZIA practice with a strong focus on urban architecture. Was involved in an international competition project of an eco-bridge. Worked closely with the architects and engineers in the office. Have worked on design research, conceptual design, structure development, 2D drafting, 3D modeling, rendering and physical model making.

Apr 2017 - May 2017
 

Zhubo Design, Shenzhen, CN, Architectural Internship

Intense architectural Internship in an innovative design practice with grade A national qualification in Architectural design and urban planning. Worked closely with project leaders. Was involved in a variety of projects including high-end residential, apartment, school, community center, office, retail, restaurant, master plan, urban reforming and temple. Have worked on prepare environmental conservation and context studies, design research, conceptual design, design development, prepare appropriate drawings and outline specifications for submission to planning authority, 2D drafting, 3D modeling and rendering.

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
 

Education 

The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, MArch, Master of Architecture (Professional)

Mar 2017 - Dec 2018
 

The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, BArch, Bachelors of Architectural Studies

Mar 2014 - Nov 2016
 

Awards 

NZIA Central Innovation Student Design Awards MArch(Prof), Award

2018
 

First in Course Award with Design project, Award

2017
 

Summer Research Scholarship, Scholarship

2016
 

First in Course Award with Design project, Award

2015
 

First in Course Award with Media project, Award

2015
 

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