Jinbao Liu

Jinbao Liu

New York, NY, US



Dear Hiring Manager, 

I am contacting you in hopes of being considered for the Architect position. 

After five years of architectural study and nine years of professional work experiences in China, I came to the United States and have obtained a master's degree in architecture and urban design at Columbia University. I believe my various design experiences within architecture, interior design, urban design and urban planning have provided me the ability to contribute dynamic thinking to your team. 

Through my professional experience, I became an experienced designer who thrives working both collaboratively and independently on all phases of project development including: schematic design, design development, consultant coordination, construction document, and construction administration. In addition, I have experience in team management, coordination with clients, and quality and cost control which has afforded me promotions from architect to project architect to director. I have strong conceptual and design skills that, with my other qualities, are exemplified in my portfolio in the various projects of different types and scales. 

In Columbia University, I pride myself in my teamwork expertise. Through the group projects I have participated in, I have taken on various responsibilities. Whether the work required research, drafting, graphic representation, modeling or video making, I operated efficiently while anticipating contributions that would advance the goals of the team. I gained a comprehensive understanding of architecture and city in terms of scales, systems, contexts, and players. 

Although I don’t have much professional experience in the United States, I believe my enthusiasm for architecture and determination along with my skill set will compensate for that. I am confident my resume and portfolio will attest that I can be a valuable addition to your team. I think this is a new starting point for my career, so I am willing to accept the position the company finds fit for me. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.

Jinbao Liu



WILCOTER Ltd, Shanghai, China, Project Architect / Supervisor

Worked on all phases of projects including: schematic design, consultant coordination, design development, construction documents and construction administration; Directed conceptual and deepening design; Managed project schedule and design team; Coordinated clients and Cooperated with consultant teams; Supervised and Coordinated technical detailing and MEP design with consulting engineers; Filed construction documents and construction administration in China; Projects include: urban design, public buildings , residential and commercial projects.

Nov 2008 - Feb 2016

MAD Architects, Beijing, China, Architect

Prepared drawings, models and presentations; Developed the project of design; Projects include: museum, hotel, commerce and apartment.

Nov 2007 - Oct 2008


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design

Designed interventions for the site to effectively communicate with city councils, staff and residents; Conducted data analysis and surveys of New York, Hudson River region and Amman, Jordan; Created drawings and presentations due to a comprehensive knowledge of different systems, scales and scenarios; Got high pass in design studio.

May 2016 - Jun 2017

Shandong University, Jinan, China, Bachelors, Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture

Outstanding graduates of Shandong Province/State; Got university scholarships many times; Spoke in the National College City Celebration Forum; Participated in design for Jinan North locust shantytowns and was reported by "Qilu Evening News".

Aug 2002 - Jul 2007


LEED AP BD+C Certificate - Green Building Certification Institute;, Grant


International Design Competition for “Film Industry Park around Shanghai University, 1st Place


Merit Prize - Shanghai Industrial Design Association, Award


Culture Creative Designer in Yangtze River Delta - Cultural and Creative Industry Alliance, Award


Work published - La Nouvelle Architecture Chinoise a la CA’ASI, Honorable Mention


Golden Prize of Architecture and Planning Design - National Real Estate Research Association, Award


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